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Orogold 24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum 7.3.13I am a fan of serums. I like the moisturizing benefits without the thickness of a cream. Maybe once my skin matures a little more that will change. But for now, I'm usually good using a serum on its own. Unless it's the winter, then my skin needs all the moisturizing it can get!! I also like Vitamin C in skincare. I have had good results with products that use Vitamin C - my skin usually looks much brighter and illuminated after using products with Vitamin C. So...Vitamin C ingredients in serum form? Awesome! I found just that in OROGOLD's 24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum. Not only did it have the Vitamin C & E, but it is flecked with 24K Gold pieces! What??? Yes indeed. This serum has luxury written all over it, combined with great ingredients for ultra smooth skin! 

I have to admit, I was a little skeptical at first. When I applied the serum, it was a little oily (not what I was looking for)...but it absorbed well immediately after and left my skin feeling silky smooth and glowing! OROGOLD suggests gently massaging the serum into skin and allow it to be fully absorbed - I think this definitely helps the slight oily factor. I used this just before I went to bed, and when I woke up there was no oily residue. My foundation went on smoothly in the morning, and my skin looked brighter, hydrated, radiant, and still felt silky smooth! OROGOLD also claims that this serum helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles - now I don't have any wrinkles at my age, but this serum created such a smooth texture on my skin, that I can really see it being beneficial for skin with fine lines and wrinkles. This serum also has a light citrus fragrance, which I found to be soothing when applied just before bed!

Overall this was a great moisturizing, Vitamin C enriched, serum that immediately turned my skin into a smooth, glowing, texture! If you want even more moisturizing benefits, OROGOLD suggest this serum be combined with the OROGOLD 24K Deep Day Moisturizer. 

This is a splurge item at $198.00

Orogold Save CompareIf you're looking for more of a save option, but still with Vitamin C benefits, check out Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins. I have used this moisturizing cream in the past, and I love it! It does not have the same silky texture as the OROGOLD 24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum, but it is a great night cream. With Vitamin C, E & H plus other minerals, this cream allows you to wake up with refreshed and radiant skin.

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    Betty says #
    I have used the Orogold Vitamin C Serum and it is amazing. It makes my face feel so soft and silky in the morning. I absolutely
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    Heather Gillespie says #
    The more accessible option, by Origins is a great choice, they produce amazing skincare products, I swear by their GinZing. Anoth
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Softsoap Pacific Sunset 7.6.13 Certified FabulousWhat do you look for in a body wash? Is is the hydration qualities, maybe exfoliation qualities, or is it the scent? I change my body wash depending on what I need that season, and what works best for my skintype - it always needs to have some type of moisturizing quality. In the summer, I like my body wash to have a nice, refreshing scent, that will make me feel clean and revived in the summer heat!

Softsoap: Pacific Sunset is a great body wash option this summer! The blends of citrus are awakening, refreshing and take you to that tropical paradise! After a day at the beach, you can wash away the sand but still maintain that beach state of mind. This is also a great body wash to mentally escape to the beach during those cold winter months, or during a rainy day that should be sunny :) The body wash is hydrating and does not dry out my skin, which is very important for me! This body wash is Limited Edition, submitted for review by Colgate-Palmolive, so if you love a refreshing, and relaxing citrus scent, go get it before it's gone!

You can view more Softsoap Fragrance Collections HERE 

Stay classy,

Linnea

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When I go to the beach, I keep my style as minimal as I can. I don't wear accessories, very little makeup (if any), and a simple outfit that will take the beach grind well. So when it comes to the options that I do have, I try to take good care and make sure I still look and feel my best. We all want to feel good at the beach! I mostly focus on my nails and hair, to pair well with a simple summer dress. 

Guerlain Color Lacquer Rouge DEnferBeach Nails

Go Bold! Neutral nails are nice and all, but when you don't have a lot going on style-wise, go for a vibrant pop of color! I particularly like red, it's a good sultry, hot summer color that will have you feeling bold and beautiful! I found the perfect red that I will be wearing all summer long! That is, Guerlain Colour Lacquer in Rouge D'Enfer. I love this nail polish! It has a flat, wide brush that makes applying the polish evenly, a simple task! It goes on smooth and has great coverage! I only need to do one coat and it has a perfectly opaque color! This nail polish is well worth the price! It's less hassle (only needs one coat) and looks beautiful in the bottle and on the nails! I also tried this nail lacquer in L'heure Bleue - which is a deep maroon/plum shade! This shade will take me from summer into fall flawlessly!

Splurge only a little with this beach option - it will be well worth it! You can pick up Guerlain Colour Lacquer for $23.00

Bain de Terre Argan Oil and Passion Flower Color Therapy Styling Oil 7.1.2013 CustomBeach Hair

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There are many moisturizing options out on the market today: face creams, serums, oils, moisturizing cleansers, night creams, you name it! Sometimes our skin needs these different options, especially throughout the changing seasons, but it's also a matter of figuring out what type of product your skin responds best to. Trial and error my friends. Hopefully our reviews here at Certified F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. can help shorten that trial and error period for you, and always read the product descriptions carefully to make sure it is suitable for your skin type. 

Orico London Superico Vitamin Rich 6.25.13 Certified FabulousSo for today, I have a face oil to talk about. I don't use face oils often, I tend to use body oils more. I think oils can be tricky; they need to absorb well, because I don't want to feel greasy all day. So I was glad when I tried Orico London Superico Vitamin Rich Face Oil and it worked so well with my skin!

This oil has all natural plant oils to help dry, dehydrated skin and restore the natural moisture balance. It's extra soothing with an aromatherapy blend of essential lavender, patchoili, geranium, and bergamot to "sooth and uplift the mind." Treat your skin and calm your thoughts with this face oil! I can see myself using this oil and lot more in the winter, when my skin is absolutely parched and it needs to absorb all the nourishment it can get! The aromatherapy will also be very much appreciated during the bland winter months! But during the spring and summer months it works well for a night treatment. I wake up with absolutely no greasy feeling, and my skin looks nourished and hydrated! If you like using oils, you can use this Vitamin Rich Face Oil morning and night, just lightly massage over the face and the neck. It absorbed really well (and fast) for me, and did not leave a greasy layer, if I applied it in the morning or the night.

You can buy Orico London Superico Vitamin Rich Face Oil for $47.00 at www.oricolondon.com 

Overall I think Orico London Superico Vitamin Rich Face Oil is a quality oil that will provide you skin with the nourishment you need and the absorption qualities we want, leaving your face hydrated, renewed, and with a great calming scent!

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    I love the idea of using pure oils to moisturize the face! I will look into a brand geared towards my sensative skin chemestry.
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    Linnea says #
    I'm not sure, I'll look into that and let you know what I find! I know this Orico oil uses all natural plant oils and it is very s
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Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara 6.18We all want photo ready eyes, right? Bright, bold, clear, and noticeable! But with all the different types of mascaras out there, it can be overwhelming to know what type will suit your eyes. Curling, lengthening, volumzing, waterproof, etc...how does a girl choose?? Well, hopefully I can give you a little insight on a great mascara and help ease the selection process.

Smashbox’s Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara is my new go-to mascara. This is a 3-in-1 mascara that curls, lifts, and brightens giving you that wide-eyed look you love! It has a blend of mica, titanium, and blue pigments to enhance the whites of your eyes and brighten to create that open-eyed effect. This mascara hit a number of marks for me, as I said, it’s my new go-to! I cannot stand mascara that smudges, flakes, clumps, or is too stubborn to take off at the end of a long day/night. But this Smashbox mascara was a much-needed relief from my mascara woes. It goes on clean (no clumps or flakes), really lengthens my lashes, and is long wearing but still comes off easily with makeup remover. It separated my lashes nicely, without clumping them together, and my lashes lifted up well for that wide-eyed look. A great tip from Smashbox: Always apply to the top AND bottom lashes for a totally wide-eyed look. This really made a difference for me, so keep it in mind!

At $20.00 Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara will continue to be a staple in my makeup bag!

Smashbox save option covergirl

But if you're looking for a good save option, check out CoverGirl Exact EyeLights Mascara designed to bring out the color of your eyes with clump free lashes. I usually like CoverGirl's mascaras so this would be a good one to try! You can find CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Mascara for $8.17 on Amazon 

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    Oooooo la la that mascara looks and sounds divine! I must try! I thing I might get the smashbox and the covergirl one so I can com
  • Linnea
    Linnea says #
    Yes I loved the Smashbox mascara! Let us know your thoughts once you test both of them out!
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Still not sure what to get Dad this Father’s Day? Dad might not be one to experiment with different fragrances but we know how that special scent can give you a confidence boost! So here are some different fragrance options to suit your dad!

The Classic Dad
Guerlain Vetiver Cologne Fathers Day 6.11.13For the dad that carries the classic masculine elegance - Vetiver by Guerlain has a warm, musky scent that is both fresh and woodsy. This suits the man with a traveled wisdom; it’s down-to-earth with a rich ritzy tone. Make dad feel first class with this cologne!

Krigler Hermitage Heritage Certified Fabulous 6.11Another great option for the classic dad - Krigler Hermitage Heritage - this cologne is an intriguing mix of sandalwood, tobacco, black truffles, vetiver, agarwood, cacoa, pink pepper, geranium, nutmeg as well as amber woods, oak moss, black pepper, cedar, and musk. This cologne will also suit the classic dad with its timeless style, and rich luxurious air!

The Sporty Fresh Dad
Polo Ralph Lauren Blue Sport Certified Fabulous 6.11For the dad on the go, Polo Ralph Lauren Blue Sport is potently fresh, clean, and sporty with a hint of citrus and musk for added masculinity. Make the active Dad feel bold and sophisticated with this cologne! I also love the bottle art! It’s clean and refined, just like the fragrance! 

The Understated Dad
Thymes Body Spray 6.11.13For the dad that shies away from strong scents, Thymes Azure Body Water is a “light body spray” with soothing white tea, water lily and sea grass. This scent is much more understated than the other colognes but still has a refreshing, cool fragrance. Show this Dad he can still add a little bit of splendor without being overdone!

But apart from these great fragrances that will make Dad feel like the top of the line allFathers Day Halo Power Pocket 6.11.13 day long, here’s another product that will make those particular on-the-go Dad’s smile…Halo Pocket Power 5500. This is the perfect gift for the travelling dad. This backup battery is small enough to take on the go, and ensures that you can still charge your important small devices (cell phones, tablets, etc.) without needing an outlet! Whether in the car, on a plane, just can’t find an outlet, or even camping, this is great backup power that will help any dad in a pinch! You can find the Halo Pocket Power 5500 at www.qvc.com 

Whether your Dad likes the bold and classic, or quiet sophistication, there’s a cologne (or a special gadget) that will make your Dad, Grandfather, Father figure, or any marvelous man in your life feel extra special on Father’s day! 

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As Father’s day approaches, we want to make sure you have all the gift options you need to celebrate your fantastic Dad! First up today are some great men's personal care products!

Dove Men Care Micro Moisture Body and Face Wash Cleansing Gel
Dove Mens Care Certified Fabulous 6.11This cleansing gel by Dove has a clean energizing scent to start Dad's day off right! The Micro Moisture allows for a more moisturizing body wash experience to fight dry skin. Make dad feel clean, pampered, and energized with this affordable cleansing gel! You can find Dove Men Care Micro Moisture Body and Face Wash Cleansing Gel for just $5.49

Organix Invigorating Citrus Mint 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash
Organix Mens citrusThink dad’s interested in a bolder scent? Try Organix Invigorating Citrus Mint 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash. With citrus extracts, spearmint and peppermint this 3-in-1 product smells amazing! It is invigorating, energizing, moisturizing and ultimately fresh. As the product description says “stop using your girls stuff in the shower!” – and get Dad his own irresistible product! Organix Invigorating Citrus Mint 3 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash is a great middle of the road option at $7.99 

Philip B Nordic Wood Hair and Body Shampoo
Philip B Nordic Wood 6.11Take the boldness one step further – Philip B Nordic Wood Hair and Body Shampoo has a potent woodsy fragrance with Norwegian spruce, balsam fir, white pine, cedar wood, and camphor. Show dad he can pamper himself while still maintaining an earthy and tough air. This hair and body shampoo will be a refreshing, relaxing escape into the outdoors!
Splurge a little bit for Dad this father's day! Philip B Nordic Wood Hair and Body Shampoo - $36.00

Whether you want to save, spend, or substitute, you can find many scents and personal care product options to fit your Dad's style this Father's Day! Also check back later today for some intriguing cologne ideas for Dad!

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Soap  Glory Foam Call Certified Fabulous 6.4Calling all foam! For body wash that is. I select my body washes like I select my face cleansers; I need it to be moisturizing so that my skin doesn't get tight and dried out, and I don't want any residue or soapy film left on my skin. Soap & Glory's solution? Foam Call - a body wash that you massage into your skin to create moisturizing bubbles! This soft foam leaves your skin feeling fresh and hydrated. It looks almost like a lotion before you start massaging it into your skin and then you really get those moisturizing suds! I also found that it works well to replace shaving cream for smooth and moisturized legs, which is great because I can eliminate one of the many products in my shower! Another added bonus? This body wash is dual-use for the shower and bath! So use it every time you shower or for a relaxing, and moisturizing bath. 

 

Ulta fresh lilac low option 6.4Still want a shower and bath body wash but at a lower price? Check out ULTA's Rejuvenating Bath & Shower Gel (Fresh Lilac) for $9.50

Philisohpy high options 6.4Looking to splurge a little more? Philosophy's Love Sweet Love Shower Gel is a shampoo, bath & shower gel in one! This shower gel cleanses and conditions skin and hair with a foaming lather. Love Sweet Love Shower Gel is $24.00

So if you're looking for a moisturizing shower and bath body wash - Foam Call by Soap & Glory is a great option! Not too pricey ($16.00) but still comes with all the luxurious moisturizing benefits! And who doesn't like bubbles?? :)

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    I love the names of all the Soap and Glory products! I am definitely checking out these products...thanks for the reviews of them
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Merle Norman eye shadow 05.28.13Ever want to add some sparkle to your make-up without looking overdone? I'm usually more of matte make-up fan myself, but sometimes I just want a little sparkle in my eye shadows. Merle Norman Eye Shadow collection offers just the right amount of luminous shine! I checked out the Cocoa Cashmere and Sun Beam luminous shades. These are great shades for the upcoming summer months, earthy and light! When you don't feel like going through your whole make-up routine in the upcoming summer days, just put on one of these shades and some black mascara and you're good to go! The Merle Norman shadows are crease resistant and smudge resistant - another great aspect for summer make-up. The two shades that I tried went on as a thin and smooth layer, making it easy to add and build to your make-up, but also allowing you to control the amount of sparkle you want. The Cocoa Cashmere is great for adding depth to the lighter shades (such as the beautifully light pink Sun Beam) or it is great for creating a lighter version of the smokey eye effect. I love the Sun Beam shade; a luminous, neutral pink that is understated yet creates a great look, and I will be using it often in the coming months!

Merle Norman offers a great amount of eye shadows in luminous, matte, and semi matte finishes! You can check them out at http://www.merlenorman.com 

Looking for a bit of a splurge? Edward Bess offers Ultra Luminous Eyeshadow for $30

Want to see if shimmer and shine are right for you? You can try Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eyeshadow for just $3.74 on Amazon 

 

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We can feel summer is getting closer and closer, and although we want to jump right into the warm weather, it’s always good to be prepared to make the most of it. So for this week I have a great lineup of products that will help you make the most of the glorious summer sun.

Starting with shampoo! Although we may like the golden vibes the sun can give to our hair, we also
05212012 John Frieda Sheer Blonde Certified Fabulouswant to make sure it doesn’t damage any color treatment we may already have. John Frieda Sheer Blonde Everlasting Blonde Colour Preserving Shampoo and Conditioner helps maintain the vibrant look of your color treated blonde while leaving hair feeling soft and nourished. The shampoo and conditioner create a rich lather that evenly and easily coats your hair, really creating the feel of salon treatment. This will be one of my go-to hair products to maintain my color treated blonde throughout the summer!

At $4.65 each on Amazon, John Frieda’s Color Protecting Shampoo and Conditioner is an awesome buy! But if you’re looking for a higher option, check out Aquage Color Protecting Shampoo at $14.99 on Amazon.

Next up, Pores No More Cleanser by Dr. Brandt. If you desire a squeaky clean complexion this is your cleanser! From the heat, the sand from the beach, and all 05212013 dr brandt pores no more cleanser Certified Fabulousour summer activities, our skin can feel a bit oily and well…gross. This cleanser refines enlarged pores, controls excess oil, while clearing blackheads and whiteheads. Basically, it will leave you will a clean, smooth complexion after all the summer dirt. The smooth and foaming lather really feels as though it’s clearing my skin of impurities. Helping clear blackheads and refining pores will also give me the confidence to wear less makeup during those particularly hot and busy days.

You can buy Pores No More for $35.00

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