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Monday, April 20, 2015

My Skin Loves: Kate Somerville Clinic-To-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads!

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I have a new skincare addiction: Kate Somerville's Clinic-to-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads! Peel pads are a relatively new addition to my skincare routine. I would say that I have been using various brands of peel pads for just over a year or so, and I am completely hooked. My skin NEEDS the deep exfoliation that I can only get with an at-home peel pad type product. They keep my skin clear while providing the anti-aging benefits that a great peel provides.
With my general love of peel pads, I was super excited to try out Kate Somerville's Clinic-To-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads! Kate Somerville is one of my top 5 Skincare Brands! I completely and utterly trust Kate Somerville's products to be effective. It is this simple: I get amazing results when I use Kate Somerville products.

Kate Somerville's Clinic-to-Go Peel Pads literally give you a facial in just 2 minutes! Now, everyone has 2 extra minutes in their nighttime routine, right?! They are just so quick and easy to use and so effective. What is not to love? 

My Skin:
Before diving into details about this awesome product, let me give ya'll a little more info on my skin. I am 40 years old and have sensitive combination skin. I am combo-dry in the cold months and combo-oily in the warmer months. I am fighting both breakouts and wrinkles at this phase in life. I do not break out that often, but do get 1-2 spots per month (typically around nose and chin area) depending on my skincare routine. I find that good skincare products can eliminate me breaking out (so, no breakouts if I am on top of my skincare routine). I have no major wrinkles yet, but do have some fine lines around my eyes and mouth (that really only are apparent when my skin is a bit dehydrated). My biggest skincare complaint? My super dark under eye circles. Sigh!


Key Ingredients:
These Clinic-To-Go Peel Pads are loaded with effective ingredients:
  • Latic Acid naturally exfoliates and softens skin, diminishing the appearance of pores and helping to brighten the skin in just 28 days. 
  • Soothing Myrtle and Sage Leaf Extract calms and conditions. 
How to Use:
These Peel-to-Go pads are individually wrapped, single-use buffing pads. Used twice weekly (sometimes I use twice weekly, but often I honestly get the same results with my skin with 1x per week use), these pads promote cellular turnover and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while also keeping your skin clear. To use, just place your fingers in the little pocket of the pad and peel off the seal to expose the product. Gently buff the pad in gentle circular motions on clean and dry skin. This is my 2nd step in my skincare routine after a gentle cleanser. Leave product on for 2 minutes and then rinse. Easy peasy...and so quick! I can feel this product going to work with a slight tingle (ever so slight and not at all uncomfortable). My skin is sensitive and these pads still work for me! My skin is ever-so-slightly flushed for a few minutes after use (but that goes down in just a few minutes). After rinsing off this product, I follow up with a night cream.

My Results:
These Clinic-To-Go Peel Pads from Kate Somerville work wonders on my skin! Weekly use (1-2x per week) has refined my pores, decreased my breakouts, made my fine lines less apparent, diminished the appearance of my pores, and has left my skin ultra soft and smooth. Plus, I know that with the awesome exfoliation that I get from these Clinic-to-Go Peel Pads, my skincare products are sinking in better and are more effective! I absolutely love this product and highly recommend it!!!

There are so many products that I love from Kate Somerville! Here are some of my other favorites:




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Sunday, April 19, 2015

goPURE Naturals Pure Peppermint Oil


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Have you ever explore pure or essential oils? I know that pure oils are so popular right now. I was super excited to experiment with this product from goPURE Naturals! goPURE Naturals is a new all-natural brand that just recently launched. 

I have always loved the taste of Peppermint as well as the refreshing feel of peppermint in skincare products. So, I was super excited to try out this product! While I had not used peppermint oil recently, I do have memories of my Mom previously using it with our family. 

According to goPURE, peppermint Oil has many Benefits and here are just a few: its ability to treat indigestion, respiratory problems, headache, nausea, fever, stomach and bowel spasms, as well as for pain relief. Peppermint oil is one of the world’s most commonly used essential oils, with a history that dates back as far as 3,000 years. It offers a pleasant, uplifting scent that has been used to treat a variety of physical and mental ailments, from bad breath to depression. Modern research proves that it stimulates several regions of the brain, giving it the power to have a profound impact on the entire body. Plus, Peppermint oil is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic, a Natural Disinfectant That You Can Use in the Kitchen or Around The House

While it has many, many uses, I primarily used this oil in 2 ways: as a mix in with tea and as a mix in with skincare products. 
  • Tea or Drink Mix In: Turn any tea into a peppermint tea! Just add a couple drops to your regular tea for a peppermint boost. I love the minty flavor! Do you know what else is good? Hot Chocolate with a few drops of peppermint oil. So yummy!
  • Product Mix In: I adore the minty/cooling feel of goPURE Naturals Peppermint Oil as a mix-in with my regular body moisturizer. This feeling is especially soothing as the weather has gotten warmer. It feels so refreshing going on! 
I am really enjoying using goPURE Naturals Pure Peppermint Oil. The 4 oz. bottle will last for a very long time since I only use a few drops at a time. This makes it a very affordable product! I think I would like to explore using it as a home scent next. I hear that it works great in an oil diffuser (I must get one of these so I can try this!). I am sure it would make my home smell like a spa! :)

Do you use pure peppermint oil? I would love to hear how you use it to get more ideas!


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Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links!

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Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Glosses in Rosette, Pink Lady, Azalea and Coraline are so gorgeous that Lola's Secret Beauty Blog thinks that everyone needs a few of them! 

Are you already looking forward to summer? Check out a beautiful blush as well as 5 Couleurs from Dior Tie Dye on Mostly Sunny

Going to shop the Sephora VIB Sale? You need to see Phyrra's picks! 

Are you a self-tanner? Have you tried every product out there looking for one that doesn't have an odor?  Beauty Info Zone has a new product to share, Vita Liberta Trystal Minerals. You won't believe what this can do for you.  

Pammy Blogs Beauty is obsessed with her new Jewelry Subscription Box: Rocksbox!  Check out her first Rocksbox Box Opening: Get a FREE month when you use Pammy's Discount Code this month.  

15 Minute Beauty has had an obsession with heat protection for her hair ever since she fried it a few years ago. Luckily, her product obsession has a good outcome, here's a look at her favorite drugstore heat protectants for hair

Contour products are probably the biggest trend in the beauty world right now and Perilously Pale is showing us the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Sculpting Duo in Pink Beige.  

Prime Beauty just can't pick one favorite favorite mascara but she can pick several that you need to know about. 



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Friday, April 17, 2015

U by Kotex®: Be an #UnderWarrior and #SaveTheUndies! Free Sample!!!

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When it comes to day-to-day fashion, I strive to look put together and cute. Honestly, it does take effort...right ladies? The change of Season has me Spring Cleaning and freshening up my home. My Spring Cleaning doesn't end with my home: I certainly want to keep my outfits clean, too! I don't want any period leaks to ruin my nice fresh Spring outfts nor sleepwear. With the light and airy fabrics of Spring, a leak would be disastrous! U by Kotex® with their 3D Capture Core* technology helps keep me – and my undies – leak-free like no other period pad can.

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U by Kotex® has some really great products to aid us UnderWarriors in our Save the Undies fight!U by Kotex® offers a full line of feminine care products for periods including pads, liners and tampons. Outstanding protection that keeps you one step ahead.  U by Kotex® is keeping me leak-free! U by Kotex® has a variety of options including Cleanwear®, AllNighter® or Security* Ultra Thin pads with 3D Capture Core*.

About 3D Capture Core*
U by Kotex® Ultra Thin Pads have 3D Capture Core*, a one-of-a-kind center that locks away wetness to help stop leaks.  Available in  Cleanwear® pads, AllNighter® pads and Security* pads.

CleanWear® and AllNighter® Features:
•    Have 3D Capture Core* that quickly draws in and locks away wetness
•    Period pads with super-soft sides for your comfort
•    Uniquely shaped pads with wings for a secure fit that helps prevent bunching
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•    Have 3D Capture Core* that quickly draws in and locks away wetness
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•    Uniquely shaped pads with wings for a secure fit that helps prevent bunching
•    Unscented ultra-thin period pads for women (free of artificial scents and fragrances).

I tried out the U by Kotex® Cleanwear® Ultra Thin Pads that have the 3D Capture Core*. Not only are these pads packaged super cute with fun colors and a modern and sleek box design, but also the pads are so comfortable and effective! They don't feel like you are wearing a bulky pad. So, they are slim, but still are super absorbent and effective at preventing leaks and, lol, saving the undies!

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Paula's Choice RESIST Skincare for Wrinkles + Breakouts:Review and Giveaway ($75 Giftcard)!

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I am so excited that I get to talk with you all today about one of my very favorite skincare brands: Paula's Choice! 

Background on Paula and Paula's Choice:
For those of you that don't know Paula "The Cosmetics Cop" or the Paula's Choice brand, let me introduce you! Paula Begoun is one of the main inspirations for why I started getting into reading product reviews and writing them myself! I stumbled across her amazing book "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me" over 10+ years ago. The book is a reference volume of 100s of cosmetics and skincare product reviews by brand. I instantly became hooked on reading product reviews before buying. The reviews are written based on the product formulations. So, the products are evaluated based on the integrity of the ingredients (rather than personal reviews).

I feel like I owe a lot to Paula as she was such an inspiration to me! I have always loved testing out and trying products. I am so happy that I stumbled upon her and her brand! She really did inspire me to be a beauty blogger! :)

Not only does Paula Begoun have a fabulous beauty product reference book, but also she has an amazing skincare and makeup line: Paula's Choice. Her products used to be staple items for me years ago. I found her skincare to be very effective while not irritating my sensitive skin! I still like her products. However, I had not used them in awhile. I do so much product testing (especially with writing this blog), that I switch up my skincare frequently. So, I was absolutely thrilled when Paula's Choice contacted me again to do more reviews! 

Paula's Choice RESIST Line:
Oooooh! Ya'll...I just love diving right into an entire skincare line! Now, I have tried a couple of these products before from the Paula's Choice RESIST line, but I have never tried out the entire line at once. How exciting! When I jump into testing a full line, I tend to add products in one at a time until I am using the complete line. 

Without further ado, lets jump right into my review. I am reviewing Paula's Choice RESIST Advanced Kit, the RESIST C15 Super Booster, Paula's Choice RESIST Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation, and the Paula's Choice the Nude Mattes Eyeshadow Palette. Plus, you can find out more about how to enter my Paula's Choice Giveaway for a $75.00 Giftcard! Please click "read more" below!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Welcome Spring! Lancôme Solves Post-Winter Beauty Woes!

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Ahhh!!! The arrival of Spring! The Season change is always so refreshing! Warmer days are here at last and I am ready for my seasonal product "switch up". Alas, the Winter has left my skin needing a bit of TLC. The last blast of super cold Winter weather has left my skin somewhat dry and parched. Yes, even the normally temperate Georgia had weather cold enough to cancel school and keep us cooped up inside with dry heat.

As we welcome Spring, Lancôme helps combat common post-winter woes with some great products for body, face, and hands:  Nutrix Royal Body Deep Repairing Nourishing Cream and Teint Miracle Lit-From-Within Makeup!

Find out more about how these lovely Lancôme products have pampered my post-Winter skin: Click "read more" below!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day with Kiehl's: Label Art Series (to benefit Recycle Across America) & In-Store Extras/Samples & More!

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Have you stepped into a Kiehl's store lately? Well, now is certainly the time! Kiehl's has a ton of fun stuff going on in honor of Earth Day: Their Limited Edition Label Art Series to benefit Recycle Across America, their ongoing in-store recycling program (extra perks for Earth Day!), complimentary products with purchases, and in-store facials! Check out the scoop below...

Here is the scoop:

Kiehl's is continuing their commitment to the environment with their seventh annual Limited Edition Label Art Series for Earth Day, this year, partnering with Elizabeth Olsen and Maggie Q, to benefit Recycle Across America.


In collaboration with artist/sculptor Fernando Mastrangelo, Elizabeth and Maggie have each designed a limited edition label depicting their vision of social responsibility for our .95 oz. Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, which will be available April 14, in Kiehl’s stores and www.Kiehls.com/EarthDay. 100% of net profits, up to $50,000, from this series will benefit Recycle Across America™ (RAA). Amazing!!! The funds will be used to create 65,000 standardized recycling labels to 650 K-12 schools in the United States, to encourage and simplify recycling.


What is Recycle Across America?
RAA is not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering society-wide solutions that eliminate public confusion, stimulate the environmental economy and expedite progress. I hope you’ll visit www.recycleacrossamerica.org to learn more!


Kiehl’s retail stores (find your nearest Kiehl’s store at www.kiehls.com/storelocator) will also be celebrating Earth Day with the following activities:
  • Recycle & Be Rewarded!: From April 22 through April 26, at all Kiehl’s retail stores, customers can receive 5 stamps for every 1 Kiehl’s empty returned (normally, it’s 1 stamp per empty), AND customers who bring in an empty skincare jar or bottle from ANY brand will receive a deluxe sample of Kiehl’s skincare. That is so awesome!!! Typically, the Recycle & Be Rewarded program works by getting a stamp on a card for every empty you bring in. 10 Empty Kiehl's product bottles= 1 free product.
  • Complimentary Lip Balm!: From April 14 through April 27, while supplies last, customers spending $65 or more will receive a complimentary Lip Balm #1. 
  • 20-Minute Seated Facials & Dehydration Skin Tests: From April 22 through April 26, at all Kiehl’s retail stores, customers can experience a 20-minute pampering facial, and full healthy skin check, including skin analysis with Kiehl’s new Dehydration Analyzer Tool.
I know that I am super excited to try out the specially-packaged Creamy Eye Treatment for the Recycle Across America benefit! This buttery cream sounds amazing with the nutrients from and fatty acids found in Avacado are such effective moisturizers and a great gentle source of Vitamin A. Plus, the cream contains shea butter for extra moisture. Retails for $47.00.

Are you planning on stopping by Kiehl's for their Earth Day treats? Let me know if you do! :) This special edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, which will be available tomorrow! Go check it out! 



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