My Beauty Favorites — Week of December 7-13, 2015

I love the holiday season, I do.  But it wreaks havoc on my skin!  Colder air, eating poorly and stress make my skin dull and splotchy.  That’s why good skin care is so important now, not just in the new year.

My faves this week are all amazing skincare products.  They include a hydrating essence, an overnight skin rejuvenator, nourishing apple skin care and a moisturizing pumpkin mask:

Boscia Cool Blue Hydration Essence
Boscia Cool Blue Hydration Essence

Boscia Cool Blue Hydration Essence ($48 USD) — Formulated for all skin types, this essence is known for its extremely high concentration of nourishing ingredients. It contains less than one percent of water, making it a potent hydrating essence that delivers immediate skin brightness and calming moisture for tired, winter skin.

This is very refreshing and sinks right into the skin.  It brightens and calms sensitive skin.

Purchase at http://www.sephora.com

Obagi Hydrate Luxe
Obagi Hydrate Luxe

Obagi Hydrate Luxe ($72 USD) — While you snooze, your skin works to improve its texture, radiance and overall appearance. Obagi Hydrate Luxe is designed to complement the skin’s natural nightly functions. This ultra-rich facial cream deeply hydrates to keep skin looking soft and supple. With continued use, this moisturizer also helps improve the appearance of fine lines, skin texture, firmness, skin radiance and overall hydration. Sweet dreams!

This is such a rich overnight treatment.  It is so hydrating and in the morning skin is soft and smooth!

Available at http://www.obagi.com

Juice Beauty Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream
Juice Beauty Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream

Juice Beauty Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream  (29.24 USD) — This age-defying eye treatment will help firm and prevent wrinkles with a potent blend of Peptides, DMAE, Co Q10 and Green Tea. Vitamin rich to hydrate and moisturize for optimum age-defying results.

This is a very hydrating eye cream and I love using it morning and night.  It smooths the eye are and keeps it soft and bright.

Available at FragranceNet.com

Eminence Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque
Eminence Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque

Eminence Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque ($52.99 USD) — This fall favorite is rich in zinc, which supports collagen synthesis and may also help prevent acne.  Packed with Vitamins A and C, it is an excellent nourishing ingredient that helps to protect and renew cells when applied topically.  This organic pumpkin hydration masque will help replenish dry, dehydrated skin.

A mask that smells amazing, it hydrates skin and leaves it very soft!

Available at FragranceNet.com

My Beauty Favorites Week of May 25-May 31, 2015

I hope you all had a great weekend!  It rained in Kansas City most of the week, but was sunny today.  We took advantage of it by going to the zoo today.  It was so nice to be outside.

Each week in my favorites round-up this summer, I will try to include some type of sunscreen.  It is important to use sunscreen all year-long, but especially during the summer when the sun can be extreme and we are outside more!

My faves this week include anti-aging sunscreen, makeup for a flawless face, floral scents and detangling combs for summer hair.

What are you loving this week?  Leave a comment and share!

Obagi Gentle Rejuvenation Ultra-Light Repair SPF 30 Sunscreen Cream (approx. $44 USD) — A moisturizing sunscreen that helps repair the skin barrier while providing protection against harmful UV rays, with an exclusive blend of skin-identical ceramides and other ingredients that help diminish the appearance of the early signs of skin aging.

Obagi Medical Professional-C SPF 30 (approx. $54 USD) — UV rays and free radicals are two of the leading causes of skin damage and signs of aging. Obagi Professional-C Sunscare Broad-Spectrum SPF 30 defends against both of these harmful factors to help keep your complexion looking youthful. The formula also contains vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects the complexion against free radicals. Because the formula is lightweight and elegant, it does not leave skin feeling greasy or oily like many other sun protection products.

Obagi Rosaclear Skin Balancing Sun Protection SPF 30 (approx. $56 USD) — This highly protective mineral sunscreen provides chemical-free protection against UVA and UVB damage. Designed with a soft tint, it effectively disguises redness, blotches and rosacea-related blemishes for a healthier-looking complexion.

What I think: Obagi skincare is very effective in combating aging.  All three of the above Obagi moisturizing sunscreens not only treat skin but protect it with SPF 30, which is so important for fighting aging and skin cancer.  The Gentle Rejuvenation SPF is great for moisturizing skin, the Professional-C can help repair skin damage and the Rosaclear is a mineral sunscreen that has a soft tint to it to help with redness.

Learn more at http://www.obagi.com

Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Dark Spot Correcting ($42 USD) — More than primer = less dark spots! Makeup meets skincare with this primer revolution. 84% of women saw significant improvement in just 4 weeks with the clinically proven formula. It instantly brightens and primes to smooth the appearance of fine lines and pores, while fading dark spots and acne marks over time.

Smashbox Photo Filter Powder Foundation ($42 USD) — The special effects of Light Filter Technology and the performance of long-wear Photoset Polymers blend together to make this powder foundation magic. Not only does it act like your favorite photo filter on your phone, but it also stays true all day.

What I think: I still wear makeup in the summer, even on hot days, but I love products that are multitaskers.  These two Smashbox products certainly are that! The primer is moisturizer and a primer and the foundation is foundation and powder in one great product.  And they do work well together.  After my SPF, I apply the primer than the foundation and my base is done! Easy and flawless, just like I like my summer!

Available at http://www.smashbox.com

Westmore Beauty Coverage Perfector 2-in-1 Foundation
Westmore Beauty Coverage Perfector 2-in-1 Foundation

Westmore Beauty Coverage Perfector 2-in-1 Foundation ($32 USD) — With Westmore Beauty’s Coverage Perfector, every woman can now easily experience Hollywood special effects in minutes–and with one product! It’s your sheer-to-full-coverage foundation and concealer in one that magically provides skin with the appearance of a flawless, airbrushed finish. Concealing everything with comfortable long-wearing coverage, the luxuriously creamy and hydrating formula provides a unique glow, leaving your skin looking radiant, and giving you the perfect skin appearance you’d expect from Hollywood celebrities walking the red carpet.

Coverage Perfector is formulated with a unique complex that helps to provide a beautiful glow to the skin. The Tri-Effects technology works on three connected levels of technology to help provide long-wear coverage, ultra comfort, and natural-looking radiance to the skin. This “special effect” will stay with you until you remove Coverage Perfector.

What I think:  I was so excited to try this!  I haven’t been using concealer lately, because I have been trying to scale down my daily makeup routine.  This product claims to be a concealer and foundation — and it is! I start by tapping it under my eyes for concealer, then I apply it on the rest of my face with the fabulous brush that is included.  Such a great product with a really good price!

Available at http://www.qvc.com

Conair Anti-static Detangling Comb
Conair Anti-static Detangling Comb

Conair Anti-static Detangling Comb ($3.29 USD) — Anti-static comb prevents flyaway problems. Detangle without causing split ends. Evenly distribute conditioner to hair ends. Use with any hair type for volume. For wet or dry styling.

What I think: I have been using this comb on myself (and my daughters) after baths and during styling.  Leaves my hair smooth and soft!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

 

Essence of Beauty Rose Enhancement Body Mist ($6.99 8oz) — Escape to a vibrant and lush rose garden with top notes of bergamot and radiant orange, mid notes of strawberry, elegant rose and geranium bloom, and base notes of garden rhubarb, sunshine daisy and dewy musk.

Essence of Beauty Luscious Peony Body Mist ($6.99 8oz) — Pretty and playful, Luscious Peony evokes lavish floral gardens in full bloom, bursting with freshness.  Sparkling white grapefruit and bergamot blend with notes of soft rose petals, perfectly accentuated by peony, wild poppy and magnolia to create this refreshing, vibrant fragrance.

What I think:  Now that our peonies and roses are blooming, it is fun to have similar fragrances to wear that will last all year long (unlike the flowers themselves)! Both of these smell really fresh and are so affordable, and because they are body mists, they will last a long time

Purchase at http://www.cvs.com