Sunday, June 22, 2014

Words Of Wisdom....And Sam Fine...



I would love to have Sam Fine do my make up one day.  Check out his work in his book, Fine Beauty.  I bought two copies years ago and just put the extra one on Amazon.com. It is out of print now, so if you would like a copy, go grab it!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Good Relationships: The most repeated advice across 25 popular guides.....

This interesting infographic caught my eye, so I'm sharing. Keeping your relationships adventurous, playful and fun and communication seem to be the two most noted advice for successful relationships.
I think it's pretty spot on, do you agree?


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Product Review: illuMask Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask



I've been mulling over whether or not to give at home phototherapy treatments a try, but the high cost of the devices had me hesitant to move forward.  Light treatments have been used by top dermatologists, spas and skin clinics for decades.  I personally have had both red and blue light therapy at spas with facial treatments and liked both.  

When I came across illuMask Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask in an article, and saw it priced at $30.00 on Drugstore.com for 30 treatments, I decided to go ahead and take the plunge.

This very Daft Punk looking device delivers phototherapy in a safe, convenient and easy mask treatment. Red light evens skin tone and reduces roughness. Infrared light reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

With illuMask, you can expect: visibly brighter, clearer, smoother, more radiant skin; reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; improved skin tone and texture. 

My biggest concern was that sometimes people of color will experience darkening of skin with these treatments. I experienced none.  It has no damaging UV lights and is safe for different skin tones and skin types.

I would put on my mask nightly for just 15 minutes. It has a controller (batteries included), turns itself off after 15 minutes and shows you how many treatments are left. Eye protection is built into the mask to reduce glare and increase comfort. I also took advantage of the time to listen to a 15 minute meditation session while beautify my skin.  

I was definitely impressed with this product. Especially in relation to the cost. My skin felt tighter and smoother and pores were diminished after 3 or 4 treatments.  I had a spot on my forehead from a recent pimple, and it faded in a quarter of the time it usually takes.  By the end of the 30 day treatment cycle, it was completely gone. 

Would I purchase again? Yes. The plus side is the low cost. Down side is you need to purchase a new unit after the 30 treatments....and keep purchasing a new device every month. It seems like a waste of materials.  Maybe one day they will come up with one that you can go to a retailer and recharge for a fee.  

I do feel more comfortable with making an investment in a high end phototherapy unit, though, knowing that I will get results.









Friday, May 23, 2014

Product Review: L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color, 106 Fuchsia Orchestra

L'ORÉAL

Colour Riche Extraordinary Lip Color

Fuchsia Orchestra
$9.99
This creamy lip gloss caught my eye recently and I made a mental note to pick up the Fuchsia Orchestra color. The buttery texture, highly pigmented color and noted staying power had me intrigued.

I can happily report that it has more than lived up to the hype it has received.  The texture is smooth and it blends well if you want to put another color on top or underneath it. It has a light, sweet fruity scent.

L'oreal states it's extraordinare lip color transforms lips from ordinary to extraordinary. Color is richer, lip surface is smoother and shine is magnified. 

Formulated with precious micro-oils and rich color pigments, Extraordinaire provides the ideal balance of color and care for perfect lips. The unique soft-touch doe-foot sponge applicator allows for a silky-smooth, gliding application.

  Really lasts through drinking and/or eating, as well. After the shine is gone the color stays as a nice tint.

 There are many great shades available and trendy brights as well. This feels very moisturizing, and because of that your lips appear more full. The case is just beautiful! Sleek and expensive looking. I highly recommend picking one or three up!



Thursday, May 22, 2014

Summer Style: Cool Whites!!

Summer Fashion: Cool Whites!!


Every girl's closet needs a great LWD or little white dress for summer. The right shoes and accessories can take you from a carefree daytime look to night festivities. Here are are a few of little white dresses in different styles that I like. 

 Do you have yours yet?





White Bandeau Dip Hem Beach Dress
$17 - newlook.com

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