anti-aging, Beauty, Nail Care, Skincare

My Beauty Favorites — Week of June 27-July 3, 2016

Happy 4th of July!  I hope you are having a great day!  I decided to take a few minutes to write my favorites post from last week.  A day late, but better late than never!

This week, I have been loving a luxe moisturizing cream, pedi products for smooth feet, and a device to help clear up breakouts!

ZO Skin Health Ommerse Renewal Crème
ZO Skin Health Ommerse Renewal Crème

ZO Skin Health Ommerse Renewal Crème ($102 USD) — A light, functional hydrator that targets dehydrated skin without leaving an oily residue. Helps restore hydration and repair the skin’s protective barrier. Promotes healthy skin repair. Calming and soothing and provides antioxidant protection.

What I think: This light cream is perfect for hydrating skin during warm weather.  It sinks write into the skin and doesn’t irritate at all.  My skin is soft and hydrated with daily use.

Available at http://www.zoskinhealth.com

Beauty 360 Sonic Perfect Pedi ($49.99 USD) — Sonic power goes to your feet! The Beauty 360 Sonic Perfect Pedi features a brush head that operates at 300 oscillations per second for advanced cleansing, and a callus softener to smooth away rough, dry skin on the feet. There are 3 speeds, LOW/MED/HIGH, and an automatic timer that lets you know when it’s time to move to the other foot. Take it right into the shower, it’s waterproof!

Beauty 360 Comfort Hold Quarter Jaw Cuticle Nipper ($14.99 USD) — Angled tip precisely and quickly removes stubborn cuticles and hangnails while a spring mechanism prevents pulling for safe cleaning around the nails.

Beauty 360 Easy Hold Nail Clipper ($4.99 USD) — Achieve effortless, accurate clipping with precision blades and unique comfort grip handles. Their innovative ergonomic design places less pressure on hands for easy clipping and superior accuracy. Crafted levers fold neatly for storage, making it ideal for travel.

What I think: These products have really helped my rough feet!  The Sonic Perfect Pedi is so cool.  I use it in the shower to clean and remove dry skin from my feet.  The cuticle nipper works really well to remove cuticles on hands and feet.  The nail clipper is easy to hold and clip hard toenails.

Purchase at CVS stores and http://www.cvs.com

mē clear
mē clear

mē clear ($39 USD) — The first blue LED acne spot treatment, clear delivers breakthrough tri-action technology: blue light, sonic vibration, and gentle warming. Based on technology used by dermatologists, this combination heals and eliminates skin blemishes on the spot – in fact, 87% saw them disappear in just 24 hours! clear also prevents future breakouts without dryness or irritation. Safe and effective for all skin types. Portable and rechargeable, it takes just 2 minutes, 3 times a day.

What I think: This cool little device is easy to use, just apply it to the blemish and hold it there for 2 minutes three times a day. In a couple of days, my blemish was gone! It doesn’t irritate at all and leaves my skin smooth!

Available at mepower.com

What have you been loving this week?  Leave a comment and let me know!

 

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anti-aging, Beauty

Skincare Finds For Spring

Clear skin is essential for the warmer weather.   I tend to wear less makeup as the temperatures rise, so my skin needs to look flawless!

This starts with clean skin, exfoliation and a great serum is needed, too!  Below are some products I have recently been sent for my honest review. I love most of them enough to use often and my skin looks great!

Beauty 360 Exfoliating Dual-Action Facial Cloths with Blood Orange ($7.99 USD) The dual-action Exfoliate Facial Cleansing Cloths feature two sides: one to gently exfoliate and the other to cleanse skin. These wipes are formulated with detoxifying Blood Orange Extract and purifying Cornflower Extract with Vitamin E to moisturize skin as they effortlessly remove makeup and wipe away the day. Ideal for normal, combination, and oily skin. Dermatologist tested.

Beauty 360 Soothe Facial Cleansing Cloths with Volcanic Water ($7.99 USD) — Fragrance free and perfect for even the most sensitive skin, the non-irritating Soothe Facial Cleansing Cloths are infused with mineral-enriched Volcanic Water to calm and purify skin as they effortlessly remove makeup and wipe away the day. Ideal for sensitive skin. Dermatologist tested. Biodegradable.

What I think: I am very impressed with these cleansing cloths.  Both really clean my skin well and remove all makeup, even eye makeup.  The Exfoliating cloths have a rough side as well as the softer side.  And it is pretty rough, I have to use it gently so it doesn’t harm my skin.  My favorites are the Soothe cloths.  They cleanse and soften skin.  My skin is not dry after use. They are good for day or night use.

Purchase at http://www.cvs.com

The Magic Pads
The Magic Pads

The Magic Pads ($19.95 USD for 60 pads) — The Magic Pads are the world’s newest and most revolutionary product illuminating the road to more perfect skin! Using a unique blend of Glycolic acid, Organic Willow Bark, Hyaluronic acid and VitaminE in an Organic Aloe Vera juice base, the pads are designed to organically help treat acne, clear blemishes, smooth and tighten skin, shrink pores, exfoliate, tone, clarify and hydrate in one swift swoop of a swipe! It sounds too good to be true, but it is.

What I think: These are amazing (and really affordable)!  They firm my skin and help make my pores appear smaller.  They also do not irritate my sensitive skin. I hope with continued use they will help with any little wrinkles I might have.

Purchase at http://www.themagicpads.com

Avon Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Avon Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum ($30 on sale for $19.99 USD) — Vitamin C Brightening Serum is a patented formula that contains a high concentration of 10% pure Vitamin C, which protects skin from sun, pollution and other aggressors. 1 fl. oz.

BENEFITS
• Skin looks smoother and clearer and even toned
• Enhances skin clarity
• Fights overall photodamage
• Improves skin tone and resiliency
• Visibly improves skin’s imperfections
• Contains Vitamin C and E
• Oil-free
• Dermatologist tested
• Noncomedogenic, hypoallergenic and nonacnegenic
• In 2 weeks, skin looks brighter, smoother, clearer and more even toned*

What I think: I like how light this serum is.  It immediately sinks into the skin. But it has a very strong scent of alcohol, and SD alcohol is the first ingredient in the serum.  So I don’t think I am going to continue use.   I’m afraid to dry out my skin and the scent is unpleasant.  But, if you don’t mind the scent, this is very light for summer months.

Purchase at http://www.avon.com

anti-aging, Beauty, cosmetics, Skincare

My Beauty Faves Week of April 20-26, 2015

Spring is such a crazy season!  It can be rainy one day, then sunny and warm the other.  And don’t get me started on seasonal allergies…which is my least favorite part of spring!

I have been trying lots of different types of beauty products this week  and thought I would review a random sample of my favorites.  The one common denominator is that they are all fairly affordable and easy to find.

Below, you’ll find foaming shower gel, an affordable anti-aging skincare collection, beauty tools, fun eyelashes and

Rituals Zensation Foaming Shower Gel
Rituals Zensation Foaming Shower Gel

Rituals Zensation Foaming Shower Gel ($15 USD) — Zensation combines Organic Rice Milk, a natural ingredient that nourishes the skin and leaves it silky soft, with Cherry Blossom, the Japanese symbol of purity. Squeeze a small amount of gel into your hand – contact with water transforms the gel into a rich, relaxing foam.

What I think:  I love this scent — it smells fresh and sweet, perfect for spring! It foams up in the shower and leaves the skin smelling amazing!  I am obsessing over all of the Rituals scents I have tried!

Available at us.rituals.com.

Skin+Pharmacy Anti-Aging Collection
Skin+Pharmacy Anti-Aging Collection

For affordable and effective skincare, try the NEW Skin+Pharmacy Anti-Aging Collection. This clinically-tested line features time-release and UV-protective technology to target the visible signs of aging, and includes retinol day and night moisturizers, retinol eye creams, glycolic cream cleansers, and glycolic day moisturizer ($12-$20).

What I think:  So far, my favorite product from this line is the Skin + Pharmacy Advanced Anti-Aging Therapy Glycolic Peel Pads ($20 USD). They are very easy to use — wipe clean face thoroughly with pad, leave product on for 10 minutes (less if your skin is sensitive) then wash off. Skin is smooth and glowing and pores look so much smaller!  Love these and really love the price (20 for $20).

Learn more and purchase at http://www.cvs.com and CVS stores near you.

Beauty 360 Ergo Buffer
Beauty 360 Ergo Buffer

Beauty 360 Ergo Buffer ($5.99 USD) — Is a part of a new, premium beauty tools line available at CVS stores.  This a 3-in-1 tool that shapes, smoothes, and shines nails, this 75-piece line delivers the ultimate in quality, precision and convenience!

What I think:  This is so easy to get shaped and smoothed nails.  It take a little time to get used to the design, but one you do, it’s a lot of fun!  You can shape on one side, smooth on the other, and the inside is the shine buffer.  I like to keep mine in my purse for nail emergencies.

Purchase and learn more about the line at http://www.cvs.com

Eylure Eyelashes
Eylure Eyelashes

A heritage brand 65 years in the making, Eylure is widely respected.  From creating Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra look to collaborating with Katy Perry, the brand offers an elegant range of quality lash categories to cater to the individual consumer.  As the first lash brand to come to market in 1947, the lash experts at Eylure present a collection with a concise range of eight categories that encompass every lash occasion. The eight categories, cover both strip, individual, and pre glued lashes.

What I think: These are so affordable!  From $3.49 for the Katy Perry lashes to $9.99 for multiple lash packs, you can change your lash look whenever you wish! They are very easy to apply and include lash glue.

Available at Target, Ulta and Kohl’s.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Spring 2015
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Spring 2015

An improved formula delivers extended wear and enhanced shine — still with the one stroke, one coat convenience that has made Sally Hansen Insta-Dri a cult favorite since 2009. Insta-Dri’s three-in-one formula combines base coat, color, and top coat in one bottle, making it even easier to have a glossy manicure in a minute. It dries in just 60 seconds, creating full-coverage color and shine without the wait.

The new spring shades are Re-teal Therapy, Plummet, In Nude-tral, Cherry Fast, Navy Fleet, Show Steel-er, Making Mauves, Leapin’ Lilac, Black to Black, Ablazing!, Quick Fire, Set Sail, Cocoa A Go Go, and Orange Zest.

What I think: I love how easy this is to apply and how fast it dries.  Remember though, more coats means more drying time!  I have been enjoying the softer colors like In Nude-tral and Making Mauves.  But, the brighter colors are really nice on toe nails as sandal-season approaches.

Available at mass market retailers near you.

NYC New York Color 24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow
NYC New York Color 24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow

NYC New York Color 24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow ($2.99 USD) This retractable chubby has a unique, pigment-packed formula for 24-hour waterproof wear. Color glides on smooth and stays crease-proof all day and all night. Try using it as a liner, or smudge with your finger for a smoky effect.  Available shades: Wall Street Bronze, Brooklyn Mocha, Tribeca Taupe, 5th Ave Gold Rush,  Murray Hill Champagne,  Rockefeller Center Snowflakes,  Empire State Building, New York At Night, Central Park Tulips,  East River Romance and Madison Square Park.

What I think: If you like cream eyes shadows, these are affordable and easy to use.  Plus, there is an array of pretty, natural shades for every day wear.  The only thing is that they don’t spread very easily and need some working with to cover well.  But for $2.99 each, grab a few and play!

Available at drugstores and mass market retailers near you.

What products are you loving this week?  Leave a comment and let me know!