Get Ready For Valentine’s Day Romance With New Beauty Products

Ready to glam up your look for V-Day?  Need some ideas for prepping for a big night out (or a hot night in)?  Check out the following products:

Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off

Montagne Jeunesse Passion Peel Off mask (Approximately 1.99 USD each).Prepare yourself for a perfect, passion filled Valentine’s this year with this gorgeous lust-have lovely from Montagne Jeunesse! Reveal your inner seductress and bask in confidence of your cleansed, clear complexion with the Passion Peel Off face masque from Montagne Jeunesse.

This blissful blend of Pomegranate and Passion Flower, infused with delicious raspberry, grape and cranberry banishes blemishes, and leaves your skin feeling fresh, and perfectly purified and primed to get up close and personal! Simply smooth the masque onto your face and let it set, peel back, and get ready for gorgeous, kissable, totally irresistible skin.  And with a perfectly packaged passion price, there’s no excuse for not having a loved up Valentine’s this year.

Available at drug stores and mass market retailers near you.

Beautyblender Makeup Sponge Applicator

Beautyblender ($19.95 USD) — Now you can look like a movie star without the pricey services of a major make up artist. Introducing Beautyblender, the ultimate make up sponge applicator. Invented by top Hollywood make up artists Rea Ann Silva and Veronica Lorenz, Beautyblender has been created to leave you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. Silva and Lorenz know that the key to a perfect face is simple: a perfect blend. So forget your fingers or sharp-edged triangular sponges, these application methods waste make up and can leave visible streaks.

Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free.

For a pretty Valentine’s look, apply your favorite highlighter or blush with beautyblender to get that perfect glow! Simply wet your beautyblender sponge and apply highlighter to the top of cheekbones and t-zone for an unexpectedly glamorous sheen. Apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend well!

Available at www.beauty.com.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($24 USD) — Longwearing, water-resistant, creamy shadow with an innovative light weight texture that glides on and adheres to the eyelid, leaving an even finish. The product can be applied directly to the lash line for a liner effect, or all over as a blendable crème shadow.

This is a beautiful, long-wearing shadow.  I have it in Sandglow and Orchid and they are both gorgeous shades!

Available in eight new shades, Orchid, Sugar Frost, Seashell, Sandglow, Grey Pearl, Pink Opal, Mint Snow, Rosegold (16 shades total)

Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner

Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner ($22 USD) — Ultra-smooth, water-resistant creamy eye liner that applies with ease and precision. The unique formulation provides a beautiful semi-matte, non-oily finish with full coverage in just one stroke.

The product is available in six colours including Noir, Espresso, Violet, Canard, Indigo and Cobalt (pictured to the left).

The liner and shadow sticks are available at www.lauramercier.com.

vbeauté Lip Spread

vbeauté Lip Spread ($28 USD) — For soft, perfectly tinted, luscious lips this Valentine’s Day, use vbeauté’s Lip Spread Anti-Age Tinting Lip Gloss! Formulated with self-adjusting vBotanicals that react with your lip chemistry to create your very own afterglow, the formulation also boasts Cherry and Pomegranate Fruit Extracts to keep your lips feeling soothed and hydrated, while BioCellular Peptide works to correct and prevent environmental damage. Pucker up for your man while Lip Spread delivers silky smooth, lightweight moisture to your lips!

Price/Availability: $28 at www.vbeaute.com, Bergdorf Goodman, www.bergdorfgoodman.com

Mineral Fusion Nail Lacquer

Mineral Fusion Nail Lacquer ($7.99 USD) — Boasting naturally beneficial ingredients to keep nails healthy and strong, this long-lasting, chip-free formula is infused with anti-oxidant-rich ingredients to protect the nails from harsh environmental elements. Sleek packaging and a custom extra-thick brush allows for smooth, flawless and easy application to ensure a naturally chic look.  Available in 30 shades.

The shade above is called Sizzle.  It is a shimmery red that is perfect for V-Day!

Available at Whole Foods Markets nationwide, as well as other fine health stores.

Any of these products will help you feel sexy and glamorous on Valentines Day!  Enjoy!

Switch Up Your Skin Care Routine With vbeaute, Yves Rocher, SkinCeuticals and Lumene!

Over the past couple of months I have been trying some new (to me) skin care. These products are great for women who need anti-aging benefits, including wrinkle-smoothing and 0il-controling benefits.

vbeaute It Kit

Vbeaute was founded by Julie Macklowe — a former fashion socialite who managed a multi-million dollar hedge fund. Searching for the perfect skincare, scientists introduced Julie to the Swiss botanical stem-cells from the Alpine Rose plant, one of the Longevity Botanicals that have developed near miraculous anti-aging abilities as they’ve adapted over centuries to the harsh conditions such as cold, UV and severe dryness in the High Alps.

“My chemists were able to infuse the original recipe with 21st century bio-chemical power that makes our exclusive vComplex a breakthrough. vComplex allows healing, anti-aging and DNA protecting abilities that track with your skin’s own cellular needs. No matter your age, climate, stress level or lifestyle, v gives your skin exactly what it craves.” The vComplex is a potent Swiss cellular concentrate based on Swiss Alpine Rose Botanical Technology (ARBT), an age-antagonist that provides antioxidant protection in relation to UV damage. Age-altering ingredients. Serious skin treatments. Innovative technology that works on a cellular level. vbeauté helps correct the sins of the past and protect the skin of your future. Prevent premature aging before it has a chance to happen; put time control in your control. V is your victory over time.

The It Kit® ($165 USD) is a customizable skincare system that houses the products you need to give your skin the treatment it deserves. An elegant gunmetal clutch, the It Kit® holds your five skincare essentials, easy to take anywhere, anytime. With a patented design, the It Kit is refillable; perfect on-the-go sizes of your favorite products are available for replenishment.

Includes Undercover Agent® (anti-wrinkle protecting serum), Rub Off™ (Gentle Facial Exfoliator), Evidence Eraser® (Gentle Foaming Cleanser), Buying Time®(Everyday Creme) and Eye Never® (Nourishing Repair Eye Crème). Learn more at www.vbeaute.com.

Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Instant Anti-wrinkle Moisturizer

Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Instant Anti-wrinkle Moisturizer ($27, $14.85 on sale) —Targeted moisturizing for wrinkle-prone areas! The Instant Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer provides deep, intense and lasting moisture and instantly smoothes wrinkles upon application

This is for Normal to Combination Skin and the formula was tested under dermatological supervision.  Includes botanical-based ingredients: maple sugar extract, organic agave sap extract, betaine, witch hazel water.

I love the instant smoothness that this gives without being sticky or uncomfortable on the skin, like some other instant wrinkle smoothers. Purchase at www.yvesrocherusa.com.

Lumene Vitamin C+ Dry Skin Comfort Radiance Cocktail

Lumene Vitamin C+ Dry Skin Comfort Radiance Cocktail ($21.99 USD) — Active ingredients from cloudberry brighten the skin, improve moisture balance, and protect against the harmful effects of the environment. Highly conditioning cranberry seed oil combines with cloudberry to help nourish and vitalise even the driest skin.

I shake this up and apply it lightly on my skin at night.  The next morning, my skin is radiant and not at all greasy.  Purchase this at CVS stores, www.drugstore.com.

 

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense ($80 USD) Designed specifically for adults, this targeted, oil-free approach to treating adult acne and signs of aging uses a 1st-to-market acid blend combining 2% dioic acid with an alpha- and beta-hydroxy acid formulation designed to prevent acne, minimize hyperpigmentation and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Salicylic acid and LHA combat blemishes; glycolic and citric acids treat fine lines, wrinkles, and roughness; and dioic acid fights acne, reduces excess sebum production and prevents hyperpigmentation that can cause skin to appear prematurely aged. This highly effective, efficient treatment is ideal for acne-prone, aging skin.

NOTE: Proven as effective as the leading prescription drugs, BenzaClin & Tretinoin, in new clinical studies. Available at www.SkinCeuticals.com

Enjoy!