Friday, July 25, 2014

Perlier Shea Butter Whilte Lilly Hand Cream: Luxury for Everyday! #PerlierOnHSN

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Hand cream is an absolute essential in my life. I am a busy stay-at-home Mom with an adorable 6 month old and a cute and busy toddler. Not only do I have two in diapers, but also I am busy running the house...from cooking to cleaning to everything else, my hands certainly take a daily beating. So, naturally, I turn to ultra rich hand creams to smooth and repair my hands. 

It is such a treat to try out such a luxurious product! Washing my hands and using hand cream is an everyday occurrence for me. Typically I use just whatever hand cream I happen to have around or I use my body creams and body butters. I have found that I absolutely must follow up my hand washing with a cream. Otherwise, my hands get dried out terribly. So, to test out this product, I simply put this hand cream right next to my sink in the kitchen (where I wash my hands most often) and began using it after all hand washings. Let me tell you, this simple act has really improved my hands! The skin on my hands is looking and feeling so soft and nice.

This shea butter-based hand cream from Perlier is super rich and hydrating. The cream is very rich and thick like a body butter. I like how it moisturizes so well without feeling greasy. It has an almost silky feel to it. It plumps out my skin and gives it an instant boost and a nice sheen. I like to dab a little extra around my cuticles to moisturize them.

Besides the soothing and emollient ingredients, the other most notable feature about this product is its heavy floral scent. Now, depending on where you stand with floral scents this might be a plus or a minus for you. I find that I really do enjoy the rose-like scent. However, I do wish it was a tad lighter. 

The Skinny:
  • Key Ingredients: Perlier's Shea Butter White Lilly Hand Cream is formulated with 100% organic shea butter and white lilly extract to optimize elasticity and firmness. 
  • Helps improve the look of the skin
  • Effective beauty treatment for dry, prematurely aged skin
  • Helps fight free radicals and protect against environmental aggressors
  • Recommended for areas most prone to dryness
  • No preservatives
Looking for deals on Perlier? Be sure to check out Perlier on HSN July 24th and July 25th as the Shea Butter and White Lily Hand Cream is going to be featured in some of their package deals! 
This Shea Butter Hand Cream from Perlier is a nice option if you are looking for a luxury hand cream with a rich floral scent. My hands and cuticles are looking so nice from using this!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Get a Gorgeous Glow! BB+ Plus Illumination Facial Cream from Gerard Cosmetics

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Go ahead...get your glow on!

It seems as if everything is marketed as a "BB" Cream these days. I mean, why wouldn't you want to pack skin loving BB Cream-type ingredients into your cosmetics! Right?!?! ;) I know that I personally love the idea of getting a skincare boost from applying my usual face cosmetics. 

So, of course I was excited to try out this gorgeous BB+ Plus Illumination Facial Cream from Gerard Cosmetics. Little did I know that I would totally fall in love with it! It is amazing!!! I mean, I feel that I am a "hard sell" with illuminizers. As much as I love my makeup products, I only have a few highlighters in my collection that are truly near and dear to my heart. I can now count this one as one of those few!
To find out a bit more about the BB+ Plus Illumination Facial Cream from Gerard Cosmetics please click "read more" below!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What is Getting me Clean? Roundup of Current Shower-time Essentials!

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Shower gels and body scrubs are the workhorses in my daily beauty routine. They are, quite simply, the products that I go through the quickest and use up most frequently. Often, these everyday items are the "unsung heros" in an everyday routine. These products simply do their job (getting me clean and/or scrubbed) and they do it well. While maybe not as flashy as the newest innovative skincare item or as sought out as a trendy new palette, these everyday shower-time items totally deserve some blog love! 

As I mentioned, I go through a lot of shower and bath products. Today I want to share with you some really great stand-out bath and body products. As a super-busy stay-at-home Mom of a 6-month old and a 2 1/2 year old, my 5 minutes in the shower before they awake is my only "me time" of my day. I simply don't want to waste my precious morning shower with a so-so body product. I am looking for really great products that give me a mini "spa experience" right at home during shower time. Sometimes it is those little things in life, like a luxury bath product or just a really nicely scented body cleanser that is a deal from the drugstore, that gives you that little lift. 

So, with all that said, here is my current roundup of Showertime Essentials. Some are single products and some items represent the entire bath product line (including moisturizers, shower gel, scrubs, and body creams). Either way, these are scents that I enjoy and products that I love! 

To find out more details about each product and these lines, please click "read more" below! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Makeup Wars: Skin Savers for Troubled Skin: Get Matte!

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It is time for another Makeup War! This time the Makeup Wars bloggers are sharing their favorite products for troubled skin. These troubled skin solutions could be any product to help with common skin complaints like acne, wrinkles, etc.
In my case, I decided to tackle my specific Summer skin issue: combination/oily skin. My combo skin gets quite oily through the t-zone in the Summers. Not only do I look more shiny, but also my makeup does not last as long as the oily skin causes everything to slide. So, what is a girl to do??? Enter the amazing Angelica Ultra Matte Fluid by L'Occitane. I absolutely love this stuff!!! It leaves my skin looking and feeling matte. Plus, I find that the product is very refreshing to use! It gives my skin such a "clean" feel.


The Angelica Ultra Matte Fluid is a lightweight gel mattifying moisturizer that gives your skin a lovely matte look. It has a light and completely non-greasy feel. It just literally sinks right into your skin. Plus, it has an amazing and ultra refreshing scent! It contains Angelica extracts (hydrates skin and protects from impurities), lemon essential oil (purifies and has astringent action), and Zinc (helps to eliminate sebum). I find that this product not only helps me to stay matte, but also extends the wear time of my makeup.

How I Use:
I apply the L'Occitane Angelica Ultra Matte Fluid like a makeup primer. I put it on right before applying my makeup (So, I apply after my usual morning skincare routine...but before makeup). I use exactly 1 pump's worth and focus it through the t-zone area of my face and a little bit into my cheeks, too. It absorbs very quickly. I follow this up with my usual makeup routine.

The Skinny:
Angelica Ultra Matte Fluid retails for $42.00 for 1.7 fl oz. 

Do you struggle with oily skin in the Summer? I would love to hear what is working for you!!!

Please be sure to check out the link (s) below to find out what the other Makeup Wars bloggers are using as their solutions to common skin problems and troubled skin!


TruAge Skin AGE Therapy Gel: Product Introduction and First Impressions!

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Introducing TruAge Skin AGE Therapy Gel by Morinda:
I just love trying new and innovative skincare! Today I am sharing product info and first impressions for TruAge's new Skin AGE Therapy Gel. AGE Therapy Gel has a fresh new approach: it works to fight skin damage caused by something called glycation (Advanced Glycation-End Products or AGEs). To find out more details about TruAge Skin AGE Therapy Gel and to hear my first impressions, please click here.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beauty Blog Link Love: Weekend Links!

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Phyrra tells you to Be Cool Honey Bunny and check out the new Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection!

Over at Makeup Morsels, MM's putting some bathtime & bodycare products through their paces. Find out which ones made the cut.

This week at theNotice, Rae has found the perfect neutral quad. You heard her: it's perfect. And you'll never guess who it's by.

Jenny from My Funny Valentine explores the Pantone 2014 Colour Of The Year with a FOTD featuring purples, pinks, grey and gold.

Summer is the best time to check out new beauty products! Jenn from Spicedbeauty finds three that she's obsessed with.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed discovers the hassle-free joy of a lip stain - check out her swatches and decide if not having to reapply lipcolour all day would make your world a better place!

Beauty Info Zone shares beauties from a name we haven't heard from in a long time Vincent Longo. They've developed gorgeous new products and reformulated many of our old favorites. With a discount code too, you can't help but love Vincent Longo Cosmetics.

The Beauty Spotlight Team: Weekend Links!

Beauty Info Zone shares beauties from a name we haven't heard from in a long time Vincent Longo. They've developed gorgeous new products and reformulated many of our old favorites. With a discount code too, you can't help but love Vincent Longo Cosmetics.

OPI has been doing awesome collaboration lately, and this one doesn't disappoint! Check out polish insomniac's swatches of the shades inspired by the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang!

Do you have hooded eyes? Phyrra shows you the perfect way to flatter them with her Saucebox Etude Palette Tutorial!  

15 Minute Beauty is on the hunt for a new facial cleanser, so she asked around for recommendations. Here are the favorite facial cleansers of dermatologists.  

Prime Beauty is not very adept in the kitchen, but she can make BECCA's Beach Tint Shimmering Souffle present beautifully!

Fun fact: Mostly Sunny needs all the corals in the world! When Hourglass launched a lip liner and gloss in their popular coral shade, Muse, she had to grab them! Did they live happily ever after?

The Pink Sith Blog is giving away a full size BVLGARI Omnia Coral EdT to one lucky US reader. There is still time to enter so do it today!

The new Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner in Empress is such a stunning Deep Aubergine that it truly is fit for royalty, but it is also perfect with their vibrant pink Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Ballet!  

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog thinks that together they constitute the perfect pink pout!  

Perilously Pale reviews the new Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection. Does it live up to it's iconic movie inspiration? Check out her review to find out!

In need of a multi-tasking Antioxidant serum? Look no further than Radical Skincare's Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum. Pammy Blogs Beauty tests it out and shares her love for this amazing serum!  

The Painted Rogue has been exploring magical desert lands in search of new and interesting brands...and Five beautiful lip treasures from Ana Hilwa are the fruits of her quest! Also: spreadsheets, anyone?

Carrie from eyeliner on a cat likes her fashion with a side of skin care...check out her ode to the open road, featuring True Religion and Adventuress skin care.

 

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