My Beauty Favorites — Week of November 16-22, 2015

It’s almost Thanksgiving (and Black Friday)…can you believe it?  This year has flown by.   It will be the holidays soon.  As the weather turns colder and I get busier, I am trying to take care of myself (I have a cold now) and my skin and hair.

Below are my current faves.  They include cool French skincare, affordable BB makeup and hair care to help thinning hair.

What are you using and loving now?  Please leave a comment and let me know!

Filorga Skincare
Filorga Skincare


Filorga is a luxury skincare brand founded in France (and currently the #4 bestselling skincare brand there). Their products are world-class, developed by a scientific committee of internationally renowned experts (physicians, pharmacists, biologists, cosmetologists).

Anti-Aging Miceller Solution Physiological Cleanser and Makeup Remover ($29 USD) — This Anti-Aging Miceller Solution by Filorga is a fragrance-free cleansing liquid that removes even waterproof makeup and ensures effortless, gentle makeup removal from the eye area. It won’t sting eyes, it respects your skin’s physiological balance and leaves it comfortable without any tightness or redness.

Skin-Structure Firmness Redefinition Serum ($79 USD) — With its triple-action formula, this serum by Filorga tautens facial contours while restoring the structure and density of youthful skin.

What I think:  I’m loving the Miceller Solution.  It is so easy to get a clean face and it leaves my skin soft and glowing.  The serum smooth the skin with continued use, should help sagging skin. I really like this line so far and am excited to try more products in the future.

Available for purchase at Nordstrom and

NYC New York Color has created a trio of BBs that deliver perfect skin in an instant. With tinted crèmes and pressed powders, the NEW Smooth Skin BB Trio from NYC New York Color improves the appearance of your skin.

Smooth Skin BB Crème Instant Matte ($3.99): Refine your skin instantly with this smoothing and hydrating long-wearing crème with an effortlessly matte finish. Available in light matte and medium matte.

Smooth Skin BB Perfecting Powder ($3.99): Get everything you love about BB crèmes in a long-lasting pressed powder that covers imperfections and evens skin tone, acting as a second skin with a velvety, matte finish. Available in Naturally Beige and Warm Beige.

Smooth Skin BB Crème Bronzed Radiance ($3.99): Brighten and beautify your skin with this perfecting BB crème with a built-in bronzer that minimizes pores and fine lines to leave skin looking bronzed and healthy.  Available in Light Bronze and Medium Bronze.

What I think:  I love the BB matte foundation!  Most of the BB’s I have tried are heavy on and a bit greasy.  This turns matte on skin, but not dry.  The powder is perfect for days that you want the coverage in an instant. It also give a matte finish.  The bronzer is glowy without being a glitter bomb. I have it in Light Bronze and it is the perfect amount of color for my pale skin! These are very effective and so affordable!

Available at stores like Ulta and

HairMax for den•si•ty ACTIVATOR
HairMax for den•si•ty ACTIVATOR

HairMax for den•si•ty ACTIVATOR ($45 USD) — Fortify and enrich the scalp with this breakthrough, high performance, leave in serum spray. This unique peptide complex, designed for thinning hair is loaded with a proprietary blend of follicle boosting ingredients to nourish the scalp and encourage naturally thicker, stronger, healthier looking hair.

What I think:  The advancements in treating thin hair are truly amazing!  This serum is so easy to use.  Used once a day, it makes hair thicker.  Plus, it smells really nice and fresh and make hair super soft!  Hopefully over time, it will stimulate follicles to make hair grow.

Available at

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