Avene PhysioLift Yeux-Eyes

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Avene is a product that have boasting about lately, and i love it. It has been good to my skin and so glad i found it and can share it with you. This under eye cream is so smooth and creamy and glides under your eye with ease.  I see a change within a week. Just bright and almost like I had white eyeliner on the bottom inner eye. I still had some dark circles but I didn't expect for it to be taken all the way away. Other then that this is an amazing product for under the eye. It may be pricey to most (most eye creams are) but it is well worth it and will last a while.

Look up this company when you have a chance. You will be amazed with all it can do.

Here are some of the benefits for the eye treatment:

  •     Specifically formulated for fragile skin around the eye
  •     Smooths deep wrinkles and restores luminosity
  •     Firms and plumps the skin Visibly reduces dark circles and puffiness
  •     Patch technology adheres to the eye area to fight the signs of aging through the night

KEY INGREDIENTS

  •     AscofillineTM, Derived from sulfated fucans (moisturizing agents) found in brown algae, support collagen in the skin and reduce the appearance of pronounced wrinkles.
  •     HAMO (Hyaluronic acid mono-oligomers), the optimal molecular weight of Hyaluronic Acid, penetrate into the skin to visibly plump and firm the skin.
  •     Retinaldehyde, clinically shown to be more effective than Retinol 2 and less irritating for sensitive skin. Smoothes away the appearance of wrinkles and brightens the skin.
  •     Dextran Sulfate Visibly reduces dark circles and puffiness
  •     Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes, softens and calms the skin

 

Avene Micellar Lotion

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This is a 3 in 1 all together amazing product.  Whenever I feel my face didn't get clean enough with my face was I apply this to a cotton round and slide it all over my face and neck. It a s make up remover, toner and a cleanser.  You can use this without water. It feels so fresh on your face after a long night or day. Deep clean without any residue left behind and no odor. I know it in is french and may be hard to understand but that is why we have goggle. I have come to learn that Avene is an  amazing company that specializes in skin care especially with any type of eczema or skin irritation. Basically all in all here is a run down:

• No-rinse cleansing

• effectively removes all traces of make-up on face

• 3 step skincare in one: cleanser + toner + make-up remover

• Alcohol free, soap-free and oil-free

• Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

 

 

 

All Natural Body Wash with Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar

It has now been going on 4 months since I have tried using this mixture for a body wash and it has worked for me so far.  Now I have to admit that i was not used to it. I was used to seeing the soap, smelling the soap and a good lather.  I can see and tell it did the same thing but also exfoliate my skin as well….than I was going to give it a shot.  Plus I have been detoxing my underarms for around the same time and doing this has help with smell and or sweat.  While wearing my natural deodorant this has been doing wonders for me. Please see my previous post about the deodorant and detoxing.

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Take an empty bottle of your body wash that is about 22oz you are going to need 2 of them. In one you are going to fill it with ½ cup of baking soda and water. In the other one you are going to add ⅓ apple cider vinegar and ⅔ water.  With The one that has the baking soda you are going to add it to a wash cloth and rub it all over your body. Now this may not feel right because it going to feel like you are just rubbing your skin with a cloth because there will be no soap suds but trust me it is there. Sometimes i go without the cloth and just pour it on myself and use my hands to rub it in. After you rinse fully you add the vinegar to the cloth or hand. It may take a minute to get used to the smell as it did for me but it will leave your skin soft and exfoliated.

 

Sometimes this is not enough for me and i want to have my skin moisturized i will add some grape seed oil mixed with coconut oil and swim in it!! Ok you don't have to swim in it but just add as much as you want. I tend to this at night so i can let it soak in my skin.

 

Now before you try any of this make sure you test a small part on your body in case you can be allergic to it. Let me know what you think.  

Emu oil

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I have feel in love with Emu oil. Emu oil absorbs into the skin easily because it contains fat lipids that are similar to those found in the tip layer of the skin. It break through the barrier of the skin and penetrate deep within the surface, allowing it to act as a powerful moisturizer.  I need it so much now that summer is ending and i have become so dry! I can feel it on my face and it is not cute! Emu Oil can be used to smooth rough elbows, knees and heels; soften the hands and reduce itching and flakiness from dry skin. Emu oil’s anti-inflammatory properties, it has the power to reduce swelling and a number of skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. It also stimulates skin cell regeneration and circulation, so it can help those suffering from thinning skin or bed sores, plus it helps to reduce the appearance of scars, burns, stretch marks, wrinkles and sun damage.  

There is endless possibilities to Emu oil.  I have found that it  Lowers Cholesterol, Reduces Inflammation,  Pain Fights Infections, and Boosts Immune System Benefits the Gastrointestinal System Relieves Pain from Breastfeeding. SO yes you can digest this as well.  I have not done so ….yet but might. As for right now i'm just using it on my face. Emu oil is made up of 70 percent essential fatty acids, a combination of omega-9, 6 and 3s. These properties give it its ability to reduce inflammation, relieve muscle and joint pain, moisturize the skin, and treat skin conditions. It also contains antioxidants and vitamins, such as vitamins E and A.  when I apply this to my face at night i make sure I apply this an hour before I go to bed so it can soak in and not on my pillow. When i looked up Emo oli i have found that there is not much of side effects but always try a little bit before you go all the way and consult with a doctor if you are going to consume.

ClayDry Solid Deodorant

I have been using this Aluminum free, Paraben free ClayDry Solid Deodorant.  I started to detox my underarms cause i found that i was not getting the protection that i needed and i didn't smell any better with it.  I found out that there is a lot of chemicals in deodorant that can cause your pores to become clogged and my darken your skin and cause you to smell as well. I have been going it for about 2 months and have notice the difference.  At first it was rough and i would sweat a lot but using this ClayDry you just apply when wet and the witch hazel will absorb the wetness and leave me smelling ….well cleaner. ClayDry absorbs odor and toxins with a special type of healing clay called Calcium Montmorillonite.  I did after 3 weeks that i was detoxing that i broke out in a small rash. I just applied some diaper cream that i had and the next day it was gone. ( ill post about the cream in the next blog) After i treated the rash i went back to using the ClayDry and haven't had a rash since.  I have to carry it in my purse to apply when needed. Here are the ingredients below and let me know what you think.

Ingredient Benefits:

Ionic Minerals (Pure Calcium Montmorillonite Clay) contains more than

57 trace minerals to help absorb odor and balance skin pH.

Alpine Extract is rich in anti-oxidants to help and soothe the skin.

Witch Hazel is a natural astrigent commonly used to help absorb

excess oil from the skin.

Chamomile Extract contains natural anti-oxidant and

anti-inflammatory properties.

Grapefruit seed extract is rich in minerals and Vitamin C; well known

for its natural anti-bacterial properties.

•  Aluminum Free •  Paraben Free •  No Artificial Ingredients

Perricone MD Deep Moisture Therapy

Perricone MD deep moisture therapy is enriched with antioxidants, Deep Moisture Therapy delivers intense nourishment to comfort and smooth the appearance of dry, flaky skin leaving it looking and feeling healthy, conditioned and soft. Formulated with Dr. Perricone’s proprietary Tocotrienols, this anti-aging moisturizer works over time to improve the appearance of skin’s suppleness imparting a vibrant, dewy complexion.  I use this cream at night so it can soak in my skin and repair. When you wear creams over night that is the best time to heal your skin. It drinks it all up and you wake up like new.  Leave my skin feeling soft, healthy, and youthful.  Love the way i look and feel when i wake up and look in the mirror. I'm going to stick with this night cream for as long as i can. Sometimes you have to change it due to your skin changing. I love the way it feels and it's thick, rich and glides on your skin. There is no odor to it so it is pleasant to have on the skin. This has been my night cream for about 6 months and I don't plan on changing it anytime soon.

Caudalie Eye and Lip Cream

Caudalie Eye and Lip Cream say that this is a fighting oxidation. It helps with  wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness, this gel-cream addresses every issue that affects the eye contour and lips. I tried it on my lips and did not like like it. I started to see sun spots on my lips but then that is my fault as well for not applying sunscreen on my lips. Instantly, dark circles become less visible and the eye contour is smoothed. The eyes are brighter, the skin around the eyes is perfectly protected and repaired, and becoming smoother. Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Eye and Lip Cream. This cream is good for all types of skin and I mean all types. This is also good for fine lines around the the eye. I don't think so much for deep wrinkles because i have some and didn't notice much of a difference for myself.  This products has fing fern extracts, licorice extract, and horse chestnut, this gentle, quick-absorbing cream energizes the sensitive eye and lip area, improving the look of dark circles and puffiness. blend that combines grapeseed polyphenols with spruce extract to kick-start the cells’ natural antioxidant defenses, essentially teaching the skin how to better protect itself. The complex is further enriched with collagen-boosting vitamin C and radiance-enhancing vitamin E to leave eyes and lips looking brighter and healthier.  What it doesn't have is Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates. I did hear that are going to discontinue the green bottle and only make the silver one called Caludalie Vine {Activ} Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream.. It has some of the same ingredients but just a little more added for your buck. Let me know if you have tried this and what you think.

Glycelene Eye Repair Oil

Glycelene Eye Repair Oil is a new product that i'm using for my eyes. I like it so far. It doesn't interrupt my makeup under my eyes or move it.  When I apply it I let it sit for a couple of minutes then I apply my moisturizer. It gives a nice cooling feeling and feels every light.  I do take my ring finger and slide it around my eyes even on top of my lids.  I like to put in the refrigerator because the rolling ball slides cool under my eye in the morning.  I only use this during the day.  This is a vegan product and you can see from the ingredients listed below it is all natural.  It has a wonderful smell to it. Try it and let me know what you think.

GLYCELENE BRIGHTENING COMPLEX- A unique blend of high concentration exotic botanicals that work together to naturally improve skin clarity. Our brightening complex protects the cells against UV-B better than other esters of Vitamin C while delivering Pure Vitamin C 50 times better than ascorbic acid.

BROWN SEAWEED- From the shores of Brittany, France, this special seaweed is rich in vitamins & minerals such as Vitamins D, B1, & B2. This Seaweed is an anti-inflammatory, anti-wrinkle & anti pollution skin soothing DNA protectant. Prevents premature aging.

VITAMIN C ESTERS- Highest grade of all natural Vitamin C that works as a powerful antioxidant that eliminates age spots while providing collagen synthesis & DNA protection. In vivo tests show a 3% whitening/brightening in 3 weeks.

CUCUMBER EXTRACT- A skin-tightening, anti-inflammatory that is rich in vitamins, minerals & enzymes essential for strong cell growth and repair. It revitalizes stressed and tired skin, leaving it refreshed & radiant.

ROSEMARY EXTRACT- An anti-inflammatory that combats premature aging, increases the skin's elasticity, decreasing droopiness & age spots.

SQUALANE- From the olives of France, this pure oil is absorbed quickly without leaving any residue. This wrinkle reducer acts as a hydrating barrier that not only softens & smoothes, but reverses UV damage, reduces scars and balances the complexion leaving a brighter, more youthful appearance

Avène Sunscreen SPF 50+

This is an ultra-light, 100% mineral sunscreen for the face with broad spectrum SPF 50+ UVA/UVB filters and powerful anti-oxidant protection. Maximum water resistance, long lasting hydration up to 8 hours and is perfect for all skin types and tones. With the 50+ is always a good way to go on protecting your skin. I like to have the small travel size so I can take it where I go. It is (hypersensitive, allergic and post-procedure) and for the entire family ages 6 months and up. Love to use this on kids and it won’t block your pores or leave your skin oily or greasy. You can wear this under your make up and it will not disturb it in any way. The main ingredients is Titanium Dioxide (4%) and Zinc Oxide (6%) provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ protection

Photostable form of Vitamin E provides a powerful anti-oxidant protection

Avène Thermal Spring Water soothes and softens the skin

Paraben Free, Fragrance Free no Chemical Filters

Avène does not test on animals

Avène Thermal Spring Water

This spring water is awesome!!! I love to have this in my bag. I was introduce to it a few weeks back and was blown away on how it made my skin feel.  I thought for a minute..are you just selling me water in a can? But, no it is more than that. I use this when I have inflammation on my skin.  I use this after I get wax, threaded and tweezed. It calms my skin and cools it down and any bumps that come up it helps take them down. When I’m just going around town I like to spray my face for a little pick me up it refreshes and moisturizes your face. Does not dry out your skin. I also love to use this as a setting spay to soften the powder.

This is safe for infants and children and safe for your eyes.    

Rich in amino acids and has an Neautral pH:7.5

Avène does not test on animals

Hard wax can be amazing!

Hard wax can be amazing! Only if used right.  I like to use hard wax to remove black heads on my nose or face. I also like to use it to wax my nose! Yes nose. Some like to use tweezers or trim their nose hairs but I like to wax. Next time you visit your esthetician ask if they can wax your nose.  It quick and painless…well depending on your level of pain but it is mild. I do not like to use in on my bikini area. I like to use wax strips there but some like to use the hard wax. I have tried it there one time and it’s not for me. In that area I like it to be fast and quick. What do you like? What technique do like?

Long Lasting Lip Liner and Lip Stick

I love, love, LOVE these Pro Longwears by MAC Cosmetics.  I can use he MAC lip liner by itself with a clear or color gloss. The liner stays put all day; I only need to reapply my gloss. The MAC lip liner comes in 28 exciting colors and I can’t wait to get them all!

 

MAC also has a line of Pro Longwear Liquid Lip Stick & Gloss combo. One side is color, and the other is gloss. Overall, they give a highly pigmented lip color...but like most long wear lipsticks, the MAC pro lipstick becomes flaky...so you can't mop it on. And by "mop" I mean: no smacking your lips together to mess up the application! Also make sure to exfoliate your lips and moisturize the day before.

Start with a Fresh Face - End with a Clean One

Olay face wash for sensitive skin is what I use in the morning before my cleanser AND to wash off all my makeup at the end of the day.  If I’m using heavy eye makeup, I like to use a makeup eye remover before as well.

This face wash gives a good lather and a good clean.  If trying this product for the first time, please try a small drop behind your ear or on your wrist and wait 24hrs to see if you have an allergic reaction to it. It's formulated for sensitive skin, but you always want to play it safe with your skin.  Whenever trying something new, it is always good to test it out before applying it to your face.  You can get this at your local drug store and it is inexpensive.  Enjoy. 

Lashes for Days!

I don’t like to spend too much money on mascara because it has such a short shelf life. Remember: you change out your mascara every 6 weeks depending how offend you use it. I typically put on three coats (one if I’m going for that I-woke-up-like-this look).  Mascara is even needed to blend in with fake lashes.

My go-to is Maybelline Great Lash in black. I have three in my make-up kit in different colors, plus one in my 10-minute-face bag, and one in the car...because lashes can go a long way, honey!! Let me know your favorite mascara or if this is one you have tried.

I use black, but if you're a fair blond with blond eyelashes, I would recommend dark brown. It is up to you and depends on the look you want, but I use dark-brown with my blond-lashed clients, 

All About the Brows

The brow pencils in my 10-Minute-Face Bag are brow wiz Anastasia Brow Wiz soft brown pencil and M.A.C brow Pencil in Spiked

The Ana Brow Wiz has a brush built into one end to help brush out the bows and color.  The other end has the color.  It may be a little pricey, but it's worth it to me.

Sometimes I feel like the Ana Brow Wiz goes on too light, and I can't get the color I want or need. That is why I carry the Spiked by M.A.C.  This pencil gives me the dark color I want with a smooth glide. It doesn't come with a built in brush, so I have to carry a brow brush too...but this way I have both pencils in my bag.  Both brow pencils are retractable so there is no messy pencil shaving or brow color all over your bag.  Also it lets you control your color and point and it doesn’t melt in your bag. 

 

Let me know what you think or what brow pencil you like to use.

 

 

Ambrosia Mask

Who doesn’t love a good mask?

Well I found one that I love.  In my last post I told you I saw an esthetician for my skin. She applied this mask to my face, and after 20-30 minutes, my skin felt so soft and hydrated it was like brand new.

At home I exfoliate first with my St Ives and apply the Ambrosia Mask and leave on for the 30 min and rinse. I followup with toner and apply my moisturizer to complete my skin care regimen. 

What mask do you use? Have you ever used this one before? Let me know I would love to know your feedback. 

Doctor D Schwab Herbal Toner

So who here sees a Esthetician? i know i do.  she is so amazing and does wonderful work.  I came to her because for some reason I couldn't get my skin together. Yes I know but there are time  I need help too.  After she worked on my face she told me i had some sun damage and need a better SPF and need a new toner and cleanser.  I know in time your skin changes and you products need to change to.  With that said i have been using this toner for two months and i can tell it has help and i get so many compliments on my skin on how it looks so healthy and glowing.  I'm so happy to have gone to her and use the product.  I use it twice a day once in the morning after cleansing and then at night. Let me know what you use and how it has worked for you and if you have used this as well.

Birthday Look

This was an awesome look I did for my birthday night out.  I was excited to use my new Paint Pot called Vintage Selection form MAC and Naked 2 eyeshadows from Urban Decay.

I used the paint pot as an eye shadow base to keep the shadows on all night.  I’m wearing MAC foundation as well in a mineral coverage for all over glow it also adds a supple look to the skin.  The bronzer I’m using is from Too Faced it’s called Book of Bronzer called Snow Bunny (I will talk about that in another). With that applied to my face it adds to the shimmer and glow to my already light complexion.  Hey I need all I can get because I don’t like to tan.

On my lips I used Cream lip stick and nude lip liner from MAC. I went with this color since my eyes are played up and didn’t want to take too much away from them.

If you have any questions on this look please comment below and I’ll be more than happy to help out.