Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum

Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum
Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum

I was sent a deluxe sample of Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford Crème de Serum for my honest opinion by Influenster. Have you heard of Influenster?  It is a great site that you can join to receive and review samples of beauty, food and other great items.  If you would like an invite, leave a comment and I will be happy to send you one!

Here is the description of the serum: The Meaningful Beauty Crème de Serum takes a triple approach to combating the signs of aging with three powerful anti-aging ingredients: superantioxidant melon complex, anti-aging peptides and hyaluronic acid. Combining the power of a serum with the rich, moisturizing effects of a crème, this crème de la crème treatment is designed to help protect, increase hydration and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

More details:

  • Available as part of the Meaningful Beauty New Advanced Anti-Aging System.
  • Combines the best properties of a serum (concentration and potency) with the best properties of a cream (rich, moisturizing texture).
  • Formulated to help to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and leave skin soft and more supple.
  • Designed to help promote a smoother, more even toned, radiant complexion.

What I think:  I have tried other Meaningful Beauty products in the past and have really liked them, especially the cleanser!  So, I was really excited to try this serum.

The serum is thick, and almost had the feel of a primer.  When applied, it sinks right into my skin and leaves it feeling smooth and looking more even.  I used it (all) for a few weeks and really like what it did to my skin, and was upset when it was empty! I feel that it made my fine lines less noticeable and my skin tone smooth and even. Great Product!

Learn more at http://www.meaningfulbeauty.com/products/products,default,pg.html.  You can also check out their page on Facebook.  Also, visit www.influenster.com and leave a comment if you would like an invite to that site!

Enjoy!

 

Get Your Nails Halloween Ready With China Glaze Monsters Ball!

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This October, you’re invited to celebrate with the ghosts and ghouls at the darkly decadent Monsters Ball, hosted by China Glaze®. Attended by spooky sparkles and tantalizing textures, you’re sure to have a hauntingly good time with this limited edition six-piece collection shrouded in mystery and dripping with lavish color.

Dance the night away in six colors and finishes perfect for All Hallows Eve (from left to right in photo, starting with top row):

• Fang-Tastic: Mysteriously mixed up green, blue and magenta glitter

• Bump In The Night: Hair-raising black texture

• Ghoulish Glow: Glow-in-the-Dark top coat

• Boo-Gie Down: Multi-sized orange, black and white glitter

• Howl You Doin’: Shadowy purple glitter

• Bat My Eyes: Ominous gold glitter

Ideal for creating holiday manicures that are a true work of art, the China Glaze® Monsters Ball display features artwork by renowned artist Abigail Larson, best known for her illustrations inspired by the various things that go bump in the night.

China Glaze® Monsters Ball is available in October 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze) and YouTube (youtube.com/chinaglazeofficial).

GO SMiLE 6 Day Double Action Whitening System

GO SMiLE 6 Day Double Action Whitening System

GO SMiLE introduces the “next generation” of their patented Ampoule Technology™ delivery system with the new Double Action 6 Day Whitening System. This fast, easy, safe and effective treatment delivers superior whitening with virtually no sensitivity. The new Double Action 6 Day Whitening System is suitable for those with long-term staining habits such as smoking or drinking coffee. It is also an excellent alternative for those whose teeth have not responded to other whitening products. to use, just squeeze the ampoule at the two dots marked on the sleeve to break the 2 inner capsules and combine the liquid formulas. Next, apply the mixture to your teeth with the built-in applicator and avoid eating and drinking for at least 20 minutes.

Price: $89 (6 days/12 count), available at GOSMiLE.com

GO SMiLE is doing a big facebook contest/giveaway for their fans from  May 1st – May 15th called the “Summer Smile Sweepstakes” to highlight their Double Action Whitening System.  Enter by clicking on their facebook page here.

Enjoy!

 

 

Sparkly Holiday Nail Polishes to Give and to Enjoy!

I love sparkle nail polish for the holidays.  And with all the cool glitter polishes out these days, you can really get a unique and festive look!

Here are some fun ones to buy for yourself or to give as gifts.  They also make great stocking stuffer.

China Glaze Holiday Joy Nail Polish Collection Holiday Winter 2012

The holiday season: it is truly the most wonderful time of the year – for nails! From gorgeous glitters to rich crèmes, ‘tis the season to add sparkle and shine to any manicure and pedicure.

Celebrate the season in colour with the new China Glaze® Holiday Joy collection!

Bringing tidings of good cheer, the China Glaze® Holiday Joy collection features 12 merry crèmes, glitters and shimmers including:

Glistening Snow – Fine diamond-like silver glitter

Champagne Kisses – Bubbly rose gold glitter

Angel Wings – Delicate gold dust glitter

Winter Holly – Gold-flecked dazzling green glitter

Glitter All The Way – Exciting multi-color glitter

Pizzazz – Twinkling multi-dimensional glitter blend

Blue Bells Ring – Icy blue shimmer

Pure Joy – Fiery red glitter with gold particles

Red Satin – Silky blue-based red crème

With Love – Classic red crème with a hint of orange undertones

Merry Berry – Rich berry red crème

Cranberry Splash – Ruby red shimmer

Each polish retails for approximately $7.50. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze  on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).

NCLA THE GLITZ ($39 USD) lacquer set contains ‘Hollywood Hills Hot Number’, a large flake silver/ multi color infusion glitter and ‘Miss Sunset Strip’ a large flake purple glitter. In addition each set will contain a super exclusive special edition rose gold large flake glitter like never seen before.  The glitter particles in ‘High Above The City Lights’ are reminiscent of beautiful shards of rose gold metal – way ahead of the curve, a completely unique take on the glitter world!

All colors have a clear base and can be worn alone or over any color for full style points. Available at www.shopncla.com

Nails Inc The Fashionistas

Nails Inc The Fashionistas — Three mini special effects polishes add glitter, mirror shine or metallic for a show stopping look. These shades offer fantastic coverage, and will make your nails the talk of the holiday party. Shades include:

•      Abbey Road – full coverage holographic shimmer

•      Royal Opera Arcade – Amethyst nail jewelry

•      Stratford –rose gold mirror metallic

Price: $16.50, Available at Sephora inside JCPenney

L’Oréal Paris “Diamonds” Holiday Cosmetics Collection

L’Oréal Paris “Diamonds” Holiday Cosmetics Collection — Celebrate your worth with brilliance this holiday season. In honor of the brand’s iconic tagline, “Because You’re Worth It,” L’Oréal Paris introduces Diamonds, a limited-edition cosmetics collection with dazzling beauty essentials for eyes, lips and nails. Perfect for holiday party primping, the products in the line fall within three inspiring color schemes:

•      Love Diamond

•      True Diamond

•      Midnight Diamond.

Each offers exclusive shades of L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail polish.  The shades are:

So Chill — Soft pink with silver micro glitter

Sparkilicious — Silver glitter

Lifetime Love — Cherry red with red micro glitter

Fancy Me — Red and gold glitter

Drop Dead Gorgeous — Black with blue micro gliter

The Bigger the Better — Clear with black and silver glitter

Price:$5.99, available for individual purchase at drugstores nationwide (beginning in November 2012 and until supplies last).

Enjoy!

China Glaze On Safari Fall 2012

China Glaze nail lacquer invites you to take an exotic expedition with its Fall 2012 collection, On Safari.  Be captivated by the earthy tones, rich plums and celestial sparkles that make up this adventurous assortment of polishes. The China Glaze® On Safari features 10 rich crèmes and two glitters including:

  • Kalahari Kiss: Light sand brown
  • I’m Not Lion: Glistening gold and multi-color glitter
  • Call of the Wild: Beautiful chocolate brown-dark cherry blend
  • Adventure Red-y: Vivid red
  • Desert Sun: Delicious caramel
  • I Herd That: Brilliant copper glitter
  • Man Hunt: Bold cobalt blue
  • Exotic Encounters: Lush green crème with blue undertones
  • Elephant Walk: Cool graphite grey
  • Jungle Queen: Smoky violet
  • Purr-fect Plum: Bold burgundy
  • Prey Tell: Daringly dark red

On Safari is also available in:

  • 6-piece “Native” Collection: Man Hunt, Exotic Encounters, Elephant Walk, Jungle Queen, Purr-fect Plum and Prey Tell
  • 6-piece “Tourist” Collection: Kalahari Kiss, I’m Not Lion, Call of the Wild, Adventure Red-y, Desert Sun and I Herd That
  • 12-piece counter display

The China Glaze® On Safari collection will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in July 2012.  Individual polishes retail for $7 USD; the 6-piece sets retail for $42 USD.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze

Like Lavanila On Facebook April 21 And 22 — They Will Plant A Tree!

 

Hi All! Please read the info below. If you “Like” Lavanila on April 21 or 22 they will plant a tree! So cool! I am going to do it tomorrow. This is probably the easiest way that you can help the environment this Earth Day — by pushing a (Like) button! So go ahead — I know you love trees! ☺ 

Don’t Forget To Enter My Go SMiLE Giveaway!

Hi All! I announced this amazing giveaway valued at $150.00 on Monday February 21st and have not received many entries.  Just leave a comment telling me that you want to enter on any of my blog posts. Good Luck! The products are:

1.      NEW Speed Whitening System ($99.00 USD): Speed Whitening System is the latest GO SMiLE home teeth whitening innovation – a two-step “prime-and-whiten” application that cuts whitening time in half!  The secret is our exclusive patent-pending Pre-Whitening Gel – a clear, flavorless first coat that accelerates the release of stain-fighting oxygen ions in our patented whitening ampoules, while virtually eliminating tooth sensitivity. This dual-action system is clinically proven to whiten up to 8 shades in 4 days!
2.      NEW Green Apple Luxury Toothpaste ($16.00 USD): GO SMiLE Green Apple Luxury Toothpaste is a delicious way to keep your teeth white and healthy. A luscious twist on your everyday ritual, Green Apple Toothpaste will invigorate your day with refreshing flavor. With whitening and cavity protection, plus a delicious aromatherapy blend, it’s specially formulated to keep teeth bright and give your smile a refreshing sensory experience!
3.      Touch Up® Ampoules in Green Apple ($35.00 USD for 30): Once you’ve whitened your teeth, use smile perfecting Touch Up ampoules to help polish teeth and keep them white. Just Flip, Pop, Touch Up™ after eating and drinking to help keep stains from setting on teeth. These portable, single-dose ampoules work like a mid-day brush, specifically targeting the bacteria that cause bad breath and refreshing the entire mouth, no sink required.

I have been using all of these products and really love them. The Speed Whitening System was easy to use, tastes good (not bleachy) and didn’t irritate my teeth and gums. It really whitened, too. The Green Apple toothpaste is pretty yummy and keeps teeth white. The Touch Up ampoules are fun to use and great for after lunch, at work or at any time! You can purchase these at www.gosmile.com.

To win ALL THREE of these products worth a combined value of $150.00 leave a comment on my blog telling me that you would love to try GO SMiLE. For an extra entry, like GO SMiLE on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, then email me at lorena.emerson@gmail.com to let me know. I will be drawing a winner on Friday, March 4, 2011. Good Luck!

New GO SMiLE Products Plus a Fantastic Giveaway!

White teeth is a fairly easy way to polish a look. But unless you want to have your teeth professionally whitened (which is very expensive), it can be messy and painful to whiten at home.

That’s why I was excited to try the following GO SMiLE products. They are very easy to use and didn’t irritate my extremely sensitive teeth. Plus, big news, I am giving away a package of these three products to one of my amazing readers! Here are the descriptions of the products:  

1.      NEW Speed Whitening System ($99.00 USD): Speed Whitening System is the latest GO SMiLE home teeth whitening innovation – a two-step “prime-and-whiten” application that cuts whitening time in half!  The secret is our exclusive patent-pending Pre-Whitening Gel – a clear, flavorless first coat that accelerates the release of stain-fighting oxygen ions in our patented whitening ampoules, while virtually eliminating tooth sensitivity. This dual-action system is clinically proven to whiten up to 8 shades in 4 days! 
2.      NEW Green Apple Luxury Toothpaste ($16.00 USD): GO SMiLE Green Apple Luxury Toothpaste is a delicious way to keep your teeth white and healthy. A luscious twist on your everyday ritual, Green Apple Toothpaste will invigorate your day with refreshing flavor. With whitening and cavity protection, plus a delicious aromatherapy blend, it’s specially formulated to keep teeth bright and give your smile a refreshing sensory experience!
3.      Touch Up® Ampoules in Green Apple ($35.00 USD for 30): Once you’ve whitened your teeth, use smile perfecting Touch Up ampoules to help polish teeth and keep them white. Just Flip, Pop, Touch Up™ after eating and drinking to help keep stains from setting on teeth. These portable, single-dose ampoules work like a mid-day brush, specifically targeting the bacteria that cause bad breath and refreshing the entire mouth, no sink required.

I have been using all of these products and really love them. The Speed Whitening System was easy to use, tastes good (not bleachy) and didn’t irritate my teeth and gums. It really whitened, too. The Green Apple toothpaste is pretty yummy and keeps teeth white. The Touch Up ampoules are fun to use and great for after lunch, at work or at any time! You can purchase these at www.gosmile.com.

To win ALL THREE of these products worth a combined value of $150.00 leave a comment on my blog telling me that you would love to try GO SMiLE. For an extra entry, like GO SMiLE on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, then email me at lorena.emerson@gmail.com to let me know. I will be drawing a winner on Friday, March 4, 2011. Good Luck!

Sephora’s BeautyTalk — A New Interactive Beauty Page



Sephora, once again, is expanding the boundaries of the online world and providing a new interactive beauty “space” for anyone to use.  We (you awesome readers and myself) have been invited to preview BeautyTalk – a new online community where the beauty obsessed can get advice, give advice and join the conversation about all things beauty before it officially launches to the public.
 
Soon to be accessible through Sephora.com and Sephora’s Facebook page, BeautyTalk serves as the ultimate interactive beauty destination for Sephora clients, offering a discussion board, video tutorials from the Sephora PRO Beauty Team, the option to set up a personal profile, and gain access to favorite celebrities’ personal beauty tips.  Users can also share their beauty hauls and confessions in the BeautyLounge and even have the chance for their best advice or comments to be broadcast to the entire community through the “Beauty Talk Spotlight.”
 
Please click the below link to see the beta launch of BeautyTalk where Sephora is providing yet another unique and customizable experience. Enjoy!
 
http://www.sephora.com/beautyadvice/?om_mmc=oth-fb-beautytalk

Too Faced Contest “Friends Don’t Let Friends Miss Deals!” on Facebook

Too Faced is currently running a contest on their Facebook Page. It involves you letting your Facebook friends know about fabulous Too Faced cosmetics and in return you receive Too Faced’s exclusive employee discount. Cool, huh? For more details, watch this video by Too Faced founder Jerrod Blandino: 

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=589830997360&ref=mf

The contest runs through August 31, 2010. Enjoy saving!