My Beauty Favorites — Week of July 3 – July 9, 2017

Another hot week has gone by!  I hope you had a great holiday weekend!  I enjoyed some sun and fun!

This week I am loving products that are good for my skin and make a difference in it’s appearance.  They include a duo of products to rid you of crepey skin, an amazing group of SPF moisturizers from H2O+, a combo hand creme and lip balm, and fab anti-aging skincare:

Crepe Erase Exfoliating Body Polish — This luxurious body scrub is your first step to visibly smoother, firmer, more radiant skin. It’s specifically developed to target dull, saggy, crepey skin on areas like your neck, chest, arms and legs. It’s free of plastic micro beads and uses exfoliators like rice bran wax and lactic acid to gently buff away dead skin cells and other skin-aging impurities for visibly smoother, younger-looking skin. Its fresh, clean fragrance invigorates the senses while leaving your skin lightly scented.

Crepe Erase Intensive Body Repair Treatment — The powerhouse of the Crepe Erase system, this deeply hydrating, nutrient-rich formula with TruFirm Complex helps to visibly repair and condition the appearance of dry, aging, crepey skin on the neck, chest, arms and legs. It’s developed to help restore your skin’s youthful bounce, and it’s clinically shown to provide all-day moisture for satin-smooth skin. When paired with the Exfoliating Body Polish, it’s clinically shown to improve the look of crepey, sagging-looking skin.

What I think — This set is $39.95 online.  The Body Polish is gentle, but really scrubs thoroughly.  It leaves my skin very smooth.  The Body Repair Treatment is a creamy moisturizer that instantly hydrates and softens.  I notice that my skin on my neck is much smoother and look younger.

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H2O+ Beauty SPF Moisturizers

Aquadefense Protective Matcha Moisturizer SPF 40 ($44 USD) — SPF 40 blocks 97.5% of UVB rays while broad spectrum coverage also protects against UVA rays which can accelerate skin aging. Featuring Matcha Green Tea and Rice Bran extracts, it protects against skin damage and moisture loss without leaving any white residue.

Oasis Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 30 ($42 USD) — This moisture-packed SPF offers protection from the sun’s harmful rays while remaining lightweight to the touch. It’s infused with Sea Grass and Water Lily extracts because you should be rewarded for being so responsible.

Infinity+ Wrinkle Delay Cream SPF 30 ($58 USD) — Broad-spectrum sun protection with an anti-aging kick, this day cream contains age-defying peptides and a daily dose of SPF to help ward off the appearance of wrinkles. Its silky texture features Camellia Japonica Oil and Red Algae extract.

Waterbright Radiating Moisturizer SPF 30 (54 USD) — This powerhouse daytime moisturizer is infused with Vitamin C, known to combat dull, uneven skin tone. The fast-absorbing formula boasts an infusion Pomelo and Snowflake Flower extracts and broad spectrum coverage to decrease the risk of early skin aging caused by the sun.

What I think:  These SPF moisturizers from H2O+ are awesome multitaskers!  They are your day cream and SPF in one.  Right now, the one I am using most is the Aquadefense since it has a SPF of 40.  It’s perfect for the summer.  I also love the Infinity+ for aging skin, it smooths and softens skin.  They all are amazing and theirs one for all skin types!

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Votre Vu Bébé Duette

Votre Vu Bébé Duette ($24 USD) — If one is good, two is better… A Duette sung in perfect harmony. Beautifully moisturized hands always rate in the Top 10 on the charts and Lovely Lips sing sweetly in every language. A clever little pair to keep everywhere – in fact you may want more than one! Includes:

tarte d’amande (almond pie) hand crème — This intoxicating hand crème leaves a soft veil of almond and coconut fragrance lingering on the skin.  This succulent recipe of nourishing and protecting sunflower, grape seed and jojoba oils combined with moisturizing and healing aloe, wheat proteins and natural sun filters develops into the perfect treat, anytime of the day.

clair (clear) lip balm — This nourishing lip balm made from coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax gently protects, nourishes and softens lips in every condition. A deliciously light and natural coconut flavor delivers a guiltless treat to your mouth with every application. Intensively nourishing, your lips will become supple and shiny again.

What I think: I am so in love with this!  The two products that I always need in my purse are hand cream and lip balm.  This combines them into one handy product.  Plus, they are both very hydrating and smell delicious!

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Meaningful Beauty Antioxidant Day Créme SPF 20 ($40 USD) — Suitable for all skin types, this lightweight moisturizer is fortified with the Exclusive Microencapsulated Melon Complex and dual action Vitamin C to provide free radical damage and helps to brighten complexions while smoothing out fine lines.

Meaningful Beauty Glycolic Treatment Pads ($48 USD) — Designed to exfoliate and rejuvenate skin, these pads help skin look fresh and evenly toned. 10% glycolic acid revitalizes and minimizes pores, while removing surface skin oils. The result? Youthful, glowing, more vibrant skin.

What I think:  Both of these products can help to achieve glowing summer skin.  The Glycolic Treatment Pads make my skin look clearer, and more pores much cleaner.  The Day Creme protects while hydrating and looking smooth.

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What products are you loving this week?


My Beauty Favorites — Week of February 26-March 5, 2017

Even though it’s getting warmer, my skin and hair are still dry and need hydration.  I love receiving new products to try for this and have been loving so many lately!

Below are natural bath and body products, anti-aging skincare and face and hair masks:

Le Couvent des Minimes Gardener’s Hand Healer ($19 2.6 oz) blends 20% of the finest grade Shea Butter with seven Beneficial Plants to enhance the appearance of your hands.This intensive formula restores moisture to the skin and protects active, chapped and cracked hands like an invisible glove to leave them soft and smooth.

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau des Minimes ($38 3.4 fl. oz.) continues the tradition of the Eaux de Cologne that were prepared in convents in times gone by. This original recipe is a fragrant water, which can be applied generously to the body. It combines 3 refreshing citrus fruits with 7 plants from the official garden, selected for their beneficial properties.

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine Relaxing Shower Veil ($12 USD) — Inspired by the breathtaking surroundings of the Convent, this botanical fragrance captures the tranquil waters of a lake high in the mountains of Haute-Provence. Inspired by the relaxing setting of the Convent,this rich, plant-based cleansing base gently cleanses skin while leaving behind a revitalizing fragrance.

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Meaningful Beauty Skin Softening Cleanser: ($30 USD) — Gentle and oil-free, it contains a unique apple extract that helps to minimize the skin from the visible signs of premature aging. This lightweight, softening cleanser is gentle enough to be used alone as a makeup remover, yet strong enough to strip away makeup, dirt and debris, leaving behind healthier, more refreshed looking skin.

Meaningful Beauty Deep Cleansing Masque: ($40 USD) — Referred to as the line’s “facial-in-a-bottle,” it’s designed to lift the skin and exfoliate impurities. An infusion of antioxidants and marine extracts deep clean, purify and revive stressed skin to reveal fresh, younger, radiant looking skin after one use.

Meaningful Beauty Créme de Serum: ($64 USD) — Combines the power of a serum with the rich, moisturizing effects of a crème, it works to combat the signs of aging with three powerful anti-aging ingredients: super-antioxidant melon complex, anti-aging peptides and hyaluronic acid. Its designed ‘s help protect skin, increase hydration and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while providing a fresh, dewy look.
Purchase at Ulta stores and

Masqueology Collagen Hydro Gold Gel ($2.50 USD).  A synthetic mesh 2-piece single use facial mask saturated with advanced multi-functioning ingredients creates a gel like texture that contours to your face leaving it softer and hydrated while refining fine lines and wrinkles. The Gold Gel mask is loaded with collagen and gold to help hydrate and revitalize the dull fatigued skin while detoxifying the impurities in the skin to give an overall glow and life to the skin.

Masqueology Volumizing hair mask ($3 USD) will supply nutritious ingredients to help hair that are flat and drooping giving bounce and elasticity. Ingredients such as keratin, potato, macadamia, camellia help volumize and give shine to lifeless hair. This one and only kind of hair mask utilizes the heat from your body to help deliver the nutritious ingredients deep into the follicles and shaft of the flat drooping hair to give bounce and elasticity.

Masqueology Aqua Hydrating Sleeping Pack ($2.50 USD) — creates a moisture barrier while you sleep to retain moisture and to hydrate the dry tired skin. The skin will feel smooth and revitalized when you wake up in the morning.

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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!

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Cindy Crawford’s Meaningful Beauty Skin Care

Cindy Crawford has fabulous skin and looks like she hasn’t aged a day since she started modeling. So how does she do it?

That’s what I wanted to know when I tried Meaningful Beauty, a skincare line that she began with Dr. Sebagh.  Cindy describes it as, “My beauty secret — Dr. Sebagh. As a client, I loved the results I saw with my own skin and asked him to create Meaningful Beauty, so we all can use it at home every day!

You can purchase a skin care kit of Meaningful Beauty for $39.95 USD. It includes:

  • Skin Softening Cleanser
  • Antioxidant Day Crème
  • Anti-Aging Night Crème
  • Lifting Eye Crème
  • Firming Chest & Neck Crème

Plus, 3 FREE Bonuses:

  • Deep Cleansing Masque
  • Travel Size Glowing Serum
  • Wrinkle Smoothing Capsules

I tried the following products (with their online descriptions) from the collection:

Skin Softening Cleanser — “This mild, non-irritating face cleanser is designed to provide a healthy clean without stripping skin of natural oils. Its creamy, non-foaming texture sweeps away makeup and impurities, leaving skin clean and glowing, not tight and dry.”

Antioxidant Day Crème SPF 20 UVA/UVB — “Give your skin a daily dose of anti-aging ingredients to clarify, brighten and even skin tone. This anti-wrinkle crème combines our breakthrough antioxidant complex with a botanical blend that helps hydrate and revitalize skin. Formulated with SPF 20, it’s also designed to shield against UVA/UVB damage.”

Glowing Serum– “Dr. Sebagh calls this his “model secret.” Previously available only to his exclusive clientele, this serum is designed to help smooth and condition while helping to encourage cell renewal to restore skin’s vitality and brightness. Use in the morning before applying moisturizer or anytime for an instant pick-me-up.”

My favorite of the three is the Cleanser because it is so gentle and creamy and really cleans my skin well. After use, my skin is soft and smooth. The serum is so lovely because it brightens my skin right up. The day creme is a little heavy for my skin, but I like how it has an SPF 20 built in — sun protection is so important, even in the winter!

I have noticed a change in the few weeks I have been using these products. My skin is softer to the touch and noticeably smoother.

Visit  to learn more and to purchase yourself the gift of younger looking skin!