I was lucky to be sent wonderful face, lip and eye masks from Patchology for my honest review!
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Patchology 5 Minute Facial Sheet Masques Pack of all three ($20 USD) — These fast-acting facial sheet masques deliver results in just 5 minutes, while traditional sheet masques can take up to 20 minutes. Simply apply, take 5 and go…no rinsing required.
Exfoliate FlashMasque gently removes dead skin cells for more even tone and texture.
Hydrate FlashMasque delivers a mega-dose of moisture for soft, silky skin.
Illuminate FlashMasque reveals fresh-faced radiance to lackluster skin.
What I think: I love that these only take 5 minutes! I tried another mask last week that I had to leave on for 20 minutes, ugh! And, the best thing is that these really work! The Exfoliate masque is gentle to use, but really leaves my skin soft and smooth, and it was rough before! I love the Hydrate Masque for when my skin is dry and irritated. The Illuminate one is perfect right before going out, glowy, glowy skin!
Patchology FlashPatch Eye Gels ($50 for 30 pairs) — When time isn’t on your side FlashPatch™ Eye Gels revive tired, fatigued eyes in just 5 minutes. Hydrogel patch technology provides deep hydration and eye revitalization in a way that topical creams or serums cannot.
Highly advanced cooling and refreshing translucent hydrogel patches accelerate the delivery of essential ingredients Caffeine and Hydrolyzed Collagen. Stay-put patches ensure you get the ingredients where you need them most. The result is a smoother, brighter, more youthful appearance.
What I think: These are so nice! Again, only five minutes to hydrated and brightened eyes! Just place them under your eye and they stay put until you take them off! I like to use these before I go out. Under my eyes are smoother and firmer after use!
Patchology FlashPatch Lip Gels ($50 for 24 patches) — Soften, smooth and diminish the appearance of vertical lip lines in just 5 minutes. Hydrogel patch technology provides deep hydration and lip revitalization in a way that topical lip treatments cannot.
Highly advanced cooling and refreshing translucent hydrogel patches accelerate the delivery of Niacinamide, Peptides and Green Tea Extract. Stay-put patches ensure you get the ingredients where you need them most for softer, smoother lips. Helps diminish the appearance of vertical lip lines and enhance lip shape and volume revealing more youthful-looking, perfectly prepped lips.
What I think: These are a new idea in gel patches, and I love them! It is so important to take care of our lips as we age. As I near my fifties (yes, I said it), I am starting to see the vertical lip lines, so I moisturize. These patches really help because they sink in deep into the lips and lines around them. Lips are so smooth after use! Put on your lipstick and go!!
I have three daughters ages 11 (almost 12), 16 and 20. I’ve noticed that stuffing stockings is becoming more challenging as they get older. Luckily there are fun beauty products that I can pass on to them! It’s always fun to try something new.
Below are gift suggestions for girls (and women) of all ages. From skincare, to bath products to affordable makeup palettes, you may find something perfect for the hard to buy for gal!
Patchology FlashMasque in Leopard Print — More than just a fun leopard print masque this sheet masque was thoughtfully engineered to deliver results. From the website:
“Barely there”, stay put paper cellulose material is designed to fit real face shapes minimizing exposure to the hairline and providing an overall better fit.
Our team of experts researched and analyzed serum to masque ratios to achieve an optimal level of serum to maximize results and eliminate serum dripping down the neck.
We formulate using a precise serum level so your skin drinks in the serum it needs while any remaining serum quickly absorbs into skin. No mess, sticky after-feel or wondering what to do with all that extra serum.
Our exclusive HydraSurge5 ™ Moisture System combines 5 hydrating ingredients along with our unique masque material to accelerate the delivery of essential ingredients.
Available for $8 for a single Masque and $30 for a 4 Pack at Neiman Marcus and NeimanMarcus.com from October 2015-February 2015
Tinte Cosmetics Kissing Sticks ($5.50 USD) –Just in time for the holidays!!! We are celebrating the launch of our ALL NATURAL Kissing Sticks Flavored Lip balms $5.50. These moisturizing lip balms are formulated with All Natural and Organic Ingredients. They have a slight tint of color but once applied they look clear. 16 delicious flavors to choose from.
I’ve tried these in Bubble Gum and Cake. They are yummy and so moisturizing! I love that they are natural and organic.
Savannah Bee Majesty Gift Set Blackberry Rose ($12.99 USD) — Royally Majestic, this honeybee inspired gift set includes a luxurious and skin moisturizing honey body lotion (travel size), a cleansing and skin revitalizing honey body wash (travel size), and a superrich lip moisturizing lip balm all in a beautiful “Majesty Travel Bag.” All natural with amazing ingredients from the honeybee hive make this a gift set to BEE treasured. Savannah Bee offers all-natural, paraben and petroleum free products that are never tested on animals.
This set smells amazing! I’m not much for rose scents, but the honey and blackberry marry well with the rose and it’s sweet and refreshing!
Purchase at Target stores and http://www.target.com. There is a sale at Target through Saturday, Dec. 12th, but 1 get 1 half off of beauty products.
Essence palettes ($9.99 each) — These are all gorgeous and affordable for a stocking stuffer, or a thoughtful gift for the beauty lover! They are:
How To Make Your Face Glow Palette — Glowing radiance in one perfect box! The How To Make Your Face Glow Palette by Essence contains a silky bronzer, shimmering highlighter and soft blush to contour, highlight or glow. This makeup box has 2 easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction cards, a mirror, and an applicator. Not tested on animals.
How To Make Nude Eyes Palette — The new Essence nude shadow collection includes shades of beige, gold, apricot, and browns. The make-up box has 2 easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction cards to create every day to girls¿ night out looks, a mirror, and an applicator.
How To Make Brows Wow — Everything you need to create the perfect brows in one kit! Essence’s How to Make Brows Wow kit includes a mirror, 3 eyebrow powders, 1 highlighter powder, a dual-ended applicator, tweezers and how-to instructions for brow perfection.
How To Make Smoky Eyes Palette — Irresistibly smokey! The How To Make Smoky Eyes Palette by Essence contains six satin and shimmery shades to create a classic or ultra-glamorous smokey look. The smokey collection includes shades of grey, silver, black, lilac, and mulberry. This makeup box has 2 easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions cards, a mirror and an applicator. Not tested on animals.
I was drawn to the Smoky Eyes Palette. I usually don’t do a smoky eye, but I like the different colors. And it is gorgeous on! I was afraid that it would be too glittery for me, but it goes on shimmery and so pretty. I have got compliments the times I’ve work it. I’ve tried both of the looks included and they are amazing! I will be trying the other palettes soon hoping for the same results. Affordable and pigmented — what a combo!
In the summer, it gets so hot in Kansas City that I don’t wear a lot of makeup. Because of this, I like my skincare to be in tip-top shape by summer.
I have been using the luxe skincare products below for a couple of weeks and my skin looks better than it has in a while! With all of these products, my pores are looking much smaller, my skin is clear and has an even tone, it is so soft and my little wrinkles are almost gone. These products may be a bit costly, but they are worth it!
Babor Reversive Anti-Aging Cream Rich ($185 50ml) — ReVersive is unique, as it contains a high-performance formula with four active ingredients that interact in perfect synergy. Designed as a complete anti-aging system, ReVersive restores youthful radiance and luminosity, leaving the complexion looking firmer and smoother with a beautifully even appearance. This slightly richer, soft-textured cream is ideal for dry skin, and can also be used as night cream to pamper the skin.
What I think: This is a rich cream that is not greasy at all! It absorbs into the skin leaving it so soft. I love using this at night over a potent serum to lock in moisture and make skin smooth and hydrated by morning.
Intraceuticals The Opulence Collection provides powerful ingredients to dually target existing hyperpigmentation and prevent the formation of future spots, all while keeping the overall health of the skin in mind. Vitamin A gently promotes cell turnover and natural exfoliation to diminish the appearance of dark stops. Vitamin C works alongside Vitamin A to promote brightening benefits, while also providing super antioxidant benefits. Nonapeptide-1, the latest and greatest tyrosinase inhibitor available, assists in the long term defense of unwanted discoloration and control of brown spots and overall skin tone. All this while 3 layers of hyaluronic acid visibly hydrate and plump the skin for a healthier, more youthful appearance.
The new Intraceuticals Opulence collection, which includes the Opulence Daily Serum ($149 USD), sulfate free Brightening Cleanser ($49 USD), Hydration Gel ($89 USD), Moisture Binding Cream ($69 USD) and Brightening Wand ($49 USD) are available now at http://intraceuticals.com/.
What I think: I do have some brown spots on my face and so I was excited to try this line! My favorite products are the Hydration Gel and the Brightening Wand, because they both are such unique products. I use the Hydration Gel after serum and it really helps hydrate and even out my skin tone. I have been using the Brightening Wand on brown spots and have seen a bit of a lightening effect, which I hope will lighten even more as I continue using it.
Nassif MD Bio-Bundle Clock AM, Clock PM & Dawn to Dusk ($225 USD) — You can either purchase these three products separately or in a bundle. They are:
Clock AM Day Serum ($95 USD) synchronizes with the skin’s daytime biorhythms and defends the skin from environmental assault, including the newest types of UV radiation (cell phones, tablets and laptops) known as HEV (High Energy Visible) light. The key benefits of Clock AM include shielding the skin against hidden causes of premature aging, elasticity loss and wrinkles. It noticeably boosts skin hydration as well as helps firm the skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines.
Clock PM Night Serum ($95 USD) is full of beneficial mega-complexes for the rejuvenation, detoxification and recovery of skin during our rest phase. In only a few hours, liposome-delivered Roxisomes™ dive deep to help support the skin’s natural repair of damage from oxygen free radicals that occurs during the day. When combined with the nighttime biorhythm’s reparative mode, the skin is genuinely restored to preserve its youthful glow. The hero ingredient Astaxanthin acts as a potent antioxidant bolstering cellular resistance to environmental toxins. Matrixyl Synthe-6, a fortifying peptide, helps stimulate collagen production, contributing to firm, smooth skin. During sleep, recovering cells and the epidermal matrix are infused with essential sustenance for skin regeneration, restoration and renewal.
Dawn To Dusk Exfoliating Cleaner ($35 USD) is the perfect start to our skincare system. The jojoba and ivory palm seed spheres instantly rid the skin of dead cells and surface impurities, revealing a glowing and radiant skin that’s primed for intense nourishment and treatment. The main ingredients are Ivory Palm Seed, Jojoba, Pomegranate, Panethenol and Allantoin.
What I think: I have been using these three products for a couple of weeks and I love them. The cleanser is extremely gentle, and makes my skin so soft and clean without irritating it at all. Both serums instantly smooth and soften my skin.
Patchology FlashPatch Eye Gels ($50 USD) — When time isn’t on your side FlashPatch™ Eye Gels revive tired, fatigued eyes in just 5 minutes. Hydrogel patch technology provides deep hydration and eye revitalization in a way that topical creams or serums cannot.
Highly advanced cooling and refreshing translucent hydrogel patches accelerate the delivery of essential ingredients Caffeine and Hydrolyzed Collagen. Stay-put patches ensure you get the ingredients where you need them most. The result is a smoother, brighter, more youthful appearance. Included: 30 Pairs of FlashPatch Eye Gels
What I think: These are so cool (LOL, they literally cool the skin around your eyes)! They feel amazing when applied and really de-puff eyes. Plus you get a bunch — 30 pairs is a lot!
Good skincare is not only essential for a women in her forties (me), but for women of all ages. I make sure I take care of my skin morning and night.
Below are some luxe products that really help with wrinkles, uneven skin tone plus they make skin glow. These are great to help your skin get into shape for the upcoming change in season!
Beverly Hills MD Venox Anti-Aging Serum ($149.99 USD) — This powerful anti-aging formula helps to dramatically reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines, while promoting collagen production and cell turnover for smoother, younger-looking skin.
Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Reduces facial muscle cell contractions to target deep expression lines
Boosts collagen levels to increase skin elasticity
Gives skin a tighter, firmer look
Deeply hydrates skin
What I think: I have been using this serum at night for a couple of weeks and have noticed that my skin looks smoother and more even-toned. My fine lines have noticeably diminished. I’m going to keep using it and hope to see even more results!
Available at www.beverlyhills-md.com. And as a special deal for you, my awesome readers, enjoy a discount off of regularly priced Venox Anti Aging Serum for 30% off with the coupon code 40FLIRTY at checkout. It will expire on September 8, 2014.
Patchology Energizing Eye Patches ($75 USD) —
Like a ‘re-charging station’ for your eyes, patchology Energizing Eye Patches will refresh and soothe tired looking eyes in just 20 minutes to reveal smoother, healthier looking skin. With regular use they will also help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Kit Includes 12 Eye Treatments.
What I think: these eye patches are so easy and fun to use! You apply the Activating Gel to the patches, apply under my eyes and leave on 20 minutes. My skin is smoother and refreshed. And I can use the patches up to 4 times each!
MitoQ ($119 USD) — MitoQ® is a scientific breakthrough in anti-aging facial skincare, containing an antioxidant 1000 times more potent than CoQ (a co-enzyme, functional molecule present in every cell in the body). It is the only topical cream proven to deliver ubiquinone (a molecule that keeps cells active and healthy) to mitochondria at levels shown to have an immense effect in rejuvenating the cells, encouraging the natural production of collagen and elastin and leaving skin looking radiant with a lit-from-within glow.
What I think: If you are looking for a potent anti-aging product, this is perfect. It’s consistency is like a light cream. I like to use it as my serum and cream in the morning, which is wonderful in this hot weather. I have been using it for about a month and my skin is very glowy and not as red as it use to be. Loving my younger looking skin!
Available at MitoQ.com
Korres Wild Rose Face & Eye Serum ($45 USD) — Brighten skin, smooth fine lines, and even the skin texture with this potent natural serum. Ultra-concentrated vitamin C found in wild rose helps to repair skin discolorations while boosting skin’s brightness and radiance. Baobab tree extract, in combination with a wheat proteins agent, provides an instant firming and line-smoothing effect and has been clinically proven to considerably reduce the number, depth, and length of wrinkles.
What I think: This light serum feels so good (and smells fantastic), when I apply it. I can tell that it instantly firms my skin and leaves me glowing. I think it is fairly affordable for the great results you get! Love this natural line of skincare products!
Racinne Youth Power Neck Emulsion ($48 UD) — This restructuring moisture cream revitalizes the sagging dehydrated skin to repair and prevent the visible signs of aging. It tones and brightens the vulnerable skin on decollete and neck. A blend of Racinne’s exclusive formula SH-DP-9, sodium hyaluronic, adenosine and Korean ginseng stem cells repair deep fine lines and wrinkles, while Shea Butter works to hydrate and nourish the skin.
What I think: Being in my forties, I can really see a change in my neck skin. So it’s time to try a great cream! This one really moisturizes, but it is a bit heavy. I think it will be wonderful for the colder months. Now, I apply it very lightly in upward strokes and am seeing a difference on the lines and wrinkles on my neck.