Donna Raheb
August 6, 2012

The Solution for Great Skin is MURAD

MURAD’S Acne and Aging Skin Solution, is a big hit in my house.  My 16 and 23 year old daughters, as well as myself,  each look for different needs when choosing a skin care product.  Murad Acne & Aging Skin Solution has proven itself to us.  This product has been “clinically proven to reduce acne while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles“.  Not only does Murad’s Skin Solution minimize fine lines and wrinkles, it is formulated to reduce acne as well.  Acne is a concern for all of us especially for the younger generation, and with MURAD’S Acne and Aging Skin Solution you can have clear smooth skin that looks healthy and young.  Murad’s Skin solution is recommended for all ages and for both girls and guys.

With MURAD’S Acne and Aging Skin Solution, there are 3 steps to  to healthier, younger looking skin:  Using just a small amount of  Murad’s Time Release Acne Cleanser, massage gently into your face and neck and  then rinse off  with water. This extra gentle, light foaming cleanser will not only improve your skins appearance but the acne treatment will continue to work on your skin even after rinsing it off.  After cleansing, massage a thin layer of Acne & Wrinkle Reducer to your face and neck. This step helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while “clearing congested pores and neutralizing acne-causing bacteria “.  This special formula works on giving you a more youthful complexion.  The third step on your way to healthy skin is Murad’s Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20.  Applying this moisturizer helps to minimize blemishes and oil production while “fighting  premature aging through advanced UV protection and healthy collagen support”.  Murad recommends using their Acne Spot Treatment before moisturizing if you are experiencing blemishes.  Applying Acne Spot Treatment 1 to 3 times a day will help heal blemishes due to its acne medication and Acne Spot Treatment provides quick relief.

Murad offers an Acne and Aging Skin Solution starter kit with the products shown above. These products can also be purchased individually.  Visit www.murad.com and view their complete line of skin care products.  Murad is the solution for great Skin.

 

For those of you who are looking for a facial cleanser other than acne or anti-aging, Murad has an unbelievable cleanser you must try.  As we age, our skin falls victim to the suns harmful rays and to our own environment.  Murad has the cure for that too,  with their Essential-C Cleanser.  This cleanser is light and very refreshing on your skin.  It has a fabulous aroma of vanilla and oranges.   The best part about Essential -C Cleanser is that it  gently cleans and moisturizes your face. It also work very well with removing make-up from your face leaving you with a fresh clean feeling.  Essential C- Cleanser washes off very easily and did not irrate my skin, rather it left my skin feeling soft and clean.  Essential C- Cleanser was designed as a “gentle daily cleanser for pigmented, sun damaged and environmentally aged skin”.

As stated by MuradEssential-C Cleanser is designed to prepare the skin for extreme rejuvenation. Plant-derived lipids and sodium PCA boost and maintain hydration while vitamins A, C and E neutralize free radicals and condition the complexion. The nourishing extracts of orange, mandarin, basil and grapefruit supply an intoxicating aroma as they encourage health and revive youthful brightness. Excess oil, debris and other impurities are removed, and the skin is left with a soft, creamy texture and a soft, even tone”.

My entire family is using Essential C-Cleanser even my grown boys and husband and I haven’t heard any complaints.   Visit murad.com and choose the murad skin solution that is right for you.

 

 

 

 

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August 2, 2012

Be part of Smashbox’s Lipstick Legend

MAKE YOUR MARK

Vote On The Next Shade of Smashbox Cosmetics’ BE LEGENDARY Lipstick

What will your beauty legacy be? Smashbox Cosmetics is giving everyone the chance to be part of makeup history, inviting Facebook fans to choose the next shade of Be Legendary lipstick, Pretty Social. Fans who cast their vote for the next shade will get early access to the winning color before it hits stores—and a say in Smashbox’s latest legendary lipstick.  It’s easy—just like Smashbox Cosmetics on Facebook, then vote for your pick. Share the poll with friends and check back on Facebook for updates on how to get early access to the winning shade.

Visit Facebook.com/Smashbox-Cosmetics to be a part of Smashbox’s lipstick legend.

 WHO:  Smashbox Cosmetics

 WHAT:  Vote on the next shade of Be Legendary Lipstick, PrettySocial

 WHEN:                        Now!

 WHERE:                      http://on.fb.me/OHzia1

Adrienne, Guest Blogger

 

 

 

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August 2, 2012

Dive into Marine SkinCare with H2O Plus

Experience the benefits of the sea with H2O Plus The Science of Marine Skincare.  H2O Plus has created Oil-Free Marine Hydration Skincare taking various minerals, extracts and vitamins from the sea and putting them into a skin care line that is fabulous.  My girls and I have been using several of H2O Plus Skincare products and we want to share their benefits  with you.

I have been using H2O Plus Aqualibrium Sea Mineral Scrub, which is a “mildly, exfoliating, oil-free scrub to sweep away surface cells and dulling impurities with Carrageenan, Multivitamin Complex and Hydrating Marine Blend”.   I especially like that this Sea Mineral Scrub has extremely soft exfoliating beads, so they don’t scratch the surface of your skin when washing your face. Sea mineral Scrub always leaves my face feeling smooth and soft.  The combination of sea mineral complex, hydrating marine extracts of wakame, sea fennel and sea lettuce, help to achieve this refreshing feeling.

Another one of my favorites, H2O Plus Aqualibrium Sea Mineral Mud Mask is a mineral-rich, oil-free product that deep cleanses and purifies your skin and is truly a winner.  The mud mask is a blue colored, light textured thin liquid that I found to spread easily over my face and neck.  As is dries, the mask tightens, and when it was completely dry it easily washed off leaving my face feeling great.  The kaolin clay, an ingredient in H2O PLus Sea Mineral Mud Mask naturally draws pore-clogging dirt and oil from your skin.  The mud mask also contains aloe vera gel and sea fennel which helps hydrate your skin. Most importantly the mud mask contains allantoin  which helps soothe the skin and stimulate cell renewal. I really felt like I was having a true mud mask experience.

H2O Plus Oasis Mist,  “an energizing mist of oil-free hydration enriched with natural vitamins and minerals and anti oxidants” helps give your skin a natural glow.  Oasis Mist is pure, distilled water packed with sea-sourced vitamins A, C, E and Provitamin B.  The combinations of these vitamins revive, sooth and refresh your skin.  I use Oasis mist throughout the day, especially in this warm weather and the light blue colored mist leaves me feeling cool and refreshed.  Oasis mist also is a great makeup setting spray, just spritz onto  your face after applying makeup and start your day feeling refreshed.

My Daughter has had the pleasure of using H2O Plus Oasis Hydrating Gel.  As stated by H2O Plus, “This oil-free moisture gel delivers deep hydration while minimizing the appearance of fine lines with phospholipids, multivitamin complex and moisturizing marine botanicals”.  My daughter likes the fact that it the Hydrating gel contains vitamins A and E and  phospholipid microspheres, which will deliver time-released hydration and will help keep her skin looking fresh all day.

Waterwhite Advanced Brightening Essence is another great product from H2O Plus.  For those of you dealing with dark spots, H2O Plus formulated a “High performance brightening serum formulated to illuminate skin and aggressively target dark spots with knotted Sea Kelp, Asian Brightening Botanicals and vitamin C”.  brightening agents contained in the Brightening Essence will help reduce the production of melanin to correct and prevent the formation of age spots. I really enjoy using this product, who wouldn’t want a chance to have their skin feeling soft and smooth and have a serum that will help skin resist and repair the visible signs of aging?

At http://www.h2oplus.com you will find a wealth of  information on their complete product line.
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July 30, 2012

Stay Dry in the sun Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF

I have some wonderful news for those of you, like myself, who need a little foundation in the summer months but don’t like the heavy feeling of liquid foundations.  Skin imperfections don’t disappear in the summer and lightly tinted foundation is often needed, at least for me it is.  Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF is the perfect solution for me, and maybe for you tooPowder-Me SPF is a foundation, concealer and sunscreen all in one.  Not only is this dry sunscreen chemical-free and water resistant, it is suitable for the face and body providing Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Whether I am swimming, exercising or just  relaxing outdoors, I don’t have to worry about reapplying for over an hour (60-80 minutes).

Powder-Me SPF dry sunscreen has some fabulous features, one being that it is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.  “Titanium Dioxide and a natural clay work to nourish and calm the skin and help soothe inflammation that may arise with too much sun exposure.”  Not only does  Powder-Me SPF act as a sunscreen and foundation for women but it  is also suitable for men and children, although children under 6 months should have a doctors permission before use. Powder-Me SPF  offers high protection against sunburn, doesn’t run while sweating and rinses off easily with water.

My 23 year old daughter is enjoying using this product: “I applied Powder-Me SPF dry sunscreen using the soft, sponge applicator on my face, neck and arms for instant sun protection and an even complexion (see photo below).  I like the light powdery feeling the dry sunscreen leaves on my face. Powder-Me dry SPF  is small enough that it  fits perfectly in any purse or bag I might be carrying.  I can apply it throughout the day without the mess that liquid foundations often cause.  Just pull it out of  your purse or beach bag and puff the powder on. I can apply it throughout the day leaving my hands clean and dry which isn’t the case when I use liquid sunscreen. It’s easy, clean and it works.”

The following is information provided by Jane Iredale The Skin Care Makeup: “When it comes to caring for the health and beauty of your skin, there really isn’t anything more important than protecting it from the damaging rays of the sun. Powder-Me SPF is a breakthrough dry sunscreen for face and body with a very water resistant  rating and UVB/UVA SPF 30 protection from Jane Iredale – The Skin Care Makeup.”  

Powder-Me SPF comes in three shades, translucent (clear), tanned (for a sunkissed glow) and  golden (ideal for medium skin tones).

Visit shop.janeiredale.com and browse through their complete line of makeup and skincare products.


Jenna, guest Blogger

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 27, 2012

It’s The Only Skin You Have and PEVONIA has it Covered

We should all  pamper our skin, after all, it is the only skin we have, and we must protect it.  Pevonia Sun Care products have  got you covered.  Pevonia Botanica Sun Care offers “sun safe” products to enable you to soak up the rays, and still  have fun in the sun without damaging your skin. With Pevonia,  your skin will be protected and hydrated not just during the summer months but all year long.

Pevonia Botanica Sun Care Line  works to ” Protect, Hydrate and Restore your skin before and after Sun”.  Most of us are well aware of the dangers of sun damaged skin, but every once in a while, an unexpected sunburn does happen.  My 18 year old son recently experienced a painful  sunburn on his neck and back. Pevonia After Sun Soothing Gel actually relieved the pain from his sunburn. With a combination of  Water Lily extract and Proline, the gel actually desensitized his skin while offering a very cooling sensation.  My son felt relief almost immediately.

I hope he learned his lesson.  Just to be on the safe side he now applies Pevonia Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 while outside, to protect him from future sunburns and from UVA and UVB rays.   Pevonia Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 is rich in Vitamin E, C and B and suitable for the entire face and body.  My son likes the fact that it is not greasy and is  easy to apply.

My two favorite Pevonia Sun Care products are the “Self Tanning Emulsion”  and the “Phyto-aromatic Mist”.  Whether I am indoors or outdoors,  after  spritzing Pevonia Mist onto my skin, I am left with cool fresh feeling. It has a delightful blend of Chamomile, Calendula and French Rose. The combination of all three help restore moisture, sooth skin and help prevent irratation.

Now even I can have the look of being out in the sun while avoiding the harmful effects of the sun’s rays.  Pevonia Self Tanning Emulsion when applied properly,  ensures an even application for an even tan.   Please note: Follow instructions for application and spread evenly on your body.  If applied correctly, you will not be disappointed. Visit Pevonia.com and view an extensive line of skin care products.  From “safe sun” to “anti-aging”, there is somethng for every skin’s needs. You only have one skin and Pevonia has it covered.

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July 25, 2012

Get a “POP” of Color with HairUWear Clip-In Color Strips

POP HairUWear Clip –In Color Strips are a great way for young girls, trendy teens, and women of all ages to change their hair styles to a fun and glamorous look. You can clip, twirl, or tie up onto curly, straight or wavy hair. Since there are many colors to choose from, you can express yourself with every bright strip you choose to own.
Applying professional feather extensions costs a good amount of money.

POP HairUWear Clip-In Color Strips are really effective because these hair accessories minimize the time & cost feather extensions would take in a hair salon. For a simple clip, you may enjoy this fashion trend that is certainly taking the female fashion world by storm.The fantastic part about POP HairUWear Clip-In Color Strips is that you obtain a great new look with the simple task of a colored clip.  My 8 and 5 year old daughters absolutely love these fun hair accessories.In their own words they stated, “The clips are colorful, pretty, and stylish”.
 Additionally, these color strips are “comfortable, smooth and different”.  These extensions really give females a new look that is striking and exciting.  If you like easy yet glamorous, POP HairUWear Clip-In Color Strips will be very appealing to the eye!

Shop http://www.hairuwear.com/ and view an assortment of HairUwear accessories and also find a retailer near you.

 

 

Melissa Caffrey, Guest Blogger

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July 25, 2012

IT&LY Hairfashion Presents….the “Purity Design” Experience


I was recently introduced to IT&LY Hairfashions extensive and incredible line of hairstyling and finishing products called Purity Design. What makes Purity Design so unique? It was designed to “create personal styles while providing moisture and shine to hair.”

IT&LY Hairfashion states that their “labs have separated the purest active ingredients and created a new protection formula that characterizes the line “Desert Blend“. Desert Blend is a combination of vegetable extracts and proteins derived from the plants of arid zones.  “These ingredients ensure  the natural hydration and the right protection against damages to the hair from pollutant agents and UV rays; therefore preventing dryness and dullness.”

Now, let me tell you about the products themselves. I found IT&LY’s website to be very helpful in selecting the appropriate product for my hair type. IT&LY has created  products to treat the specific needs of their clients. I have curly hair and need a medium hold, so what products do I choose?

At http://www.italyhairfashion.com/images/Purity’11-page(s).pdf, you will find a complete description of each product in the Purity Design line.  On  pages 10 and 11,  I found the ” hold factor key”  to be extremely helpful.  This easy to follow color coded chart helped me select the product I needed based ont the hold I wanted (there are 4 to choose from), I chose medium. Purity Design  products do exactly what they say they do, as long as the instructions are followed.

Purity Design Pure Shampoo and Pure Conditioner are perfect for both normal and dry hair.  While the Shampoo helps make your hair stonger and healtier, the conditioner leaves your hair feeling soft, silky  and looking shiny.

After Shampooing and Conditioning, I gave my hair the Pure Fluid Experience.  I applied a small amount of this creamy, silky fluid to my damp hair. Pure Fluid was  designed to give softness and shine to my hair and it did just that.

Pure Hair Eco,  is a medium hold hairspray I use when needed,  giving  my hair a great hold without the heaviness and stiffness some hairsprays can cause.

Everyone who uses hair products should know that ” IT&LY Hairfashion is committed to creating an eco-friendly corporate environment as well as the use of emerging green techiniques in the production of its extensive line of environmentally friendly products”.

visit www.italyhairfashion.com and learn more about Purity Design Hairfashion and select the products that were specially designed for you.

 

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July 24, 2012

Selena Gomez Dazzles Wearing AVON at the Teen Choice Awards

Celebrity makeup artist Karan Mitchell worked with young starlet Selena Gomez for last night’s Teen Choice Awards. Inspired by Selena’s hot pink D Squared dress, Karan gave Selena a fun, flirty look with lots of lashes and pink lip gloss.

Karan focused on Selena’s eyes, layering shadows, liner and applying false lashes. She kept her skin super dewy by applying foundation with a dampened sponge and adding concealer under her eyes and on the t-zone for extra brightness. To give her that sunkissed effect, Karan contoured her cheeks with bronzer under the cheek bones and applied blush to her cheekbones for a rosy glow.

Below are the products that were used to get Selena’s look–all are available on Avon.com or through Avon representatives nationwide.

Eyes:

8-in-1 Eye Palette in Paradise Greens
Big Color Eye Pencil in Night Glisten
SuperExtend Extreme Mascara in Black

Face:

Ideal Flawless Matte Mousse Foundation in Natural Beige
Ideal Flawless Concealer Stick in Neutral;

Hawaiian Shores Bronzing Petals

Hawaiian Shores Bronzing Petals
Be Blushed in Golden Rose

Lips:

Big Color Glossy Lip Pencil in Glossy Angelic

Rachel, Teen Blogger, It’s a Glam Thing

 

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July 21, 2012

Are Your Hands Ready For The Red Carpet?


Are your hands ready for the red carpet? They will be, with Sebamed’s Hand & Nail Balm. Without a doubt, this three-in-one moisturizer will have your hands and nails looking glamorous in no time. Three key ingredients make Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm a sensational moisturizer, Keratin, Vitamin B5 and Coconut Oil. What is so special about these ingredients? Vitamin B5 helps aid in skin regeneration, Keratin strengthens your nails which helps prevent breakage and Coconut Oil helps soften cuticles.

One of the problems I have been dealing with is dry cuticles, and nail breakage.  An attractive nail should not have a  combination of the two.  I have been using  Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm for several weeks now and have already noticed that my cuticles look better. When your cuticles look good, your hands and nails look good. When your skin looks great you feel great.  Another nice feature about Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm is that it is non-greasy and absorbs rapidly into your skin. I use it several times a day, especially after washing my hands and we all know that hand washing especially hand sanitizers, are ia big culprit when it comes to dry hands.

How many of you are Gel Manicurs wearers?  According to SebamedThis dermatologist-recommended balm is a deep moisturizing treatment that will improve the look, feel and health of your hands and nails between each manicure”.

While using Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm, you will notice improvement in the elasticity of your skin for a more youthful, healthy appearance. Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm also restores the elasticity of your nails which will make them less prone to breakage.  Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm is suitable for all skin types as well as sensitive and problematic skin as confirmed by dermatological tests.

If you want younger healthier looking hand and Nails, Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm is a must-have! And it WORKS!!

Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm is available at sebamedusa.com, CVS, Costco, drugstore.com and walgreens.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This 3 in 1 moisturizer is the only one you will need to get your hands looking their best. and it WORKS!

 

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July 19, 2012

Take Me Away with Enchanted Embrace…Calgon’s Newest Fragrance

Calgon recently featured a Spritzing Vanity Station at Life&Style Summer Style Bash, debuting its newest addition to Calgon‘s Sensual Collection,  “Enchanted Embrace”.  What a romantic name …quite appropriate for a fragrance that has a romantic and sexy scent.  This event, held in New York City, sounded like a fabulous event.  Many celebrities attended and stopped by Calgon’s Spritzing Vanity Station to get their favorite scented bracelets.  Many of Calgon’s  fragrances were on display.  Kara Laricks, Fashion Star winner, had this to say about Shimmering Mist, The gold gives some shine to my skin and inspiration to my gold jewelry“.  Other featured fragrances ready for spritzing were Angelic Kiss, Flirty Tease, and Femme Inferno.  Carrie Keagen, host of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live is a Femme Inferno girl.  She walked up to a male model and said “I heard you smell good”.

Enchanted Embrace is available in a Sexy Fragrance Mist and a Shimmering Moisture Mist. I especially enjoy the very delicate fruity and floral scent mixed with a light aroma of vanilla.  The combination of all three has made Enchanted Embrace a new favorite.  Enchanted Embrace Shimmering Mist  has a very cooling effect on your skin.  Just spritz and smooth all over your body for a light shimmery glow.  The fragrance and soothing feeling of the mist  was quite delightful. I am enjoying  Calgon’s newest Sensual fragrance.

Treat yourself to Calgon’s Sensual Mist Sampler Gift Set and enjoy all four Fragrances, Enchanted Embrace, Angelic Kiss,  Flirty Tease and Femme Inferno.

At http://www.takemeaway.com/ Calgon is offering  a $1.00 off coupon on your next purchase.

Join them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CalgonTakeMeAway

 

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