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8 Products for Holiday Recovery & to Renew Yourself for 2014!

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Happy Holidays!

I hope you are enjoying being with friends and family during this season and hopefully enjoying some time off of work!

Now that the holidays are winding down though we are going to need help to breath, relax and actually get some rest! Our bodies need to recuperate and adjust back to a normal eating routine, we need to repair our stressed skin and work on renewing our energy and getting back to a normal sleep cycle! I have found the best products to help with all of that! Here are my top 8 picks for getting back to a balanced life once again :)

1) Neutrogena: Microdermabrasion System

I love this system! It absolutely cleaned by skin, got rid of dead skin cells, rough and dull skin and left a new brightness and radiance to my complexion! It's a win/ win with this facial cleaning tool...and it won't break the bank! It comes with 12 single use pads AND batteries! Yay! Each puff is pre-dosed with ultra-fine crystals and mild purifiers for the perfect degree of gentle exfoliation. What's more, the massaging micro-vibrations boost surface cell turnover for firmer, younger-looking skin. This is the perfect way to rejuvenate your skin after a stressful, junk food festivities filled holiday. You can use daily or once a week depending on skin

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2) Neutrogena: Pore Refining Daily Cleaner

This gel cleanser will effectively deep clean your skin while minimizing pores that will bring flawless results day after day! I love gel cleansers, especially for my combination skin and this one was no less than amazing as it cleaned away all the dirt and grim from the day leaving my skin feeling clean and fresh! My skin has a perfect balance and never feels dried out, I love Neutrogena!


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3) PUR attitude: Wild Drian Fruit Peel

This was my first time trying this brand and they left me with a very GREAT forst impression! I loved using the fruit peel after I washed my face. It is a very liquidy consistency that was easy to apply and absorbed into my skin quickly, leaving a protecting, non-sticky layer of actives that work to detoxify impurities and significantly accelerates cellular renewal by gently dissolving the bond that holds dead skin cells on the surface, ultimately re-texturizing and resurfacing the skin. You are also able to apply other products on top if you choose to, which is nice to have the option. Left on overnight I woke up to evens skin tone and a smoother texture! It never had any harsh chemical burn or irritation or dryness to it...just brilliant and beautiful results! I am hooked on using this ritually every night and I never forget to apply! I love the products and a little goes a long way so it will last me a while :)

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4) PUR attitude: Energizing Oxygen Serum

This was the 2nd product from PUR that I made a point to fit into my skincare routine! This product was easily fit into my morning routine as I applied after toning my skin and, like the fruit peel, was liquidy and melted nicely into my skin and prepped it for my primer. It left no film, or stickiness to the skin, just pure protection and improvement to my skin's moisture barrier. These products do not use water but claim to use nothing but pure ingredients for a powerful concentrated formula. Enhanced with the power of natural PURlogix™ technology, which delivers up to one thousand times its weight in water, binding moisture deeply into the skin. This serum also features algae extract, which works to nourish and firm the skin, ceramides to promote a synergistic effect with the skin, and a paraben-free preservative system. My skin appeared healthy and radiant and ready for my makeup :) LOVE!

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5) UP Beauty: Firm Me Up - Anti-Cellulite Creme w/ Lipoderm Core

Okay, I may be a Vegan but that doesn't mean I can't eat junk food! That being the case I have no control when it comes to Holiday eating! I also tend to do more hibernating than gym workouts that doesn't leave my figure as nice as I would like it to be, which also makes it that much harder in the Spring when I have to start shaping up for swimsuit season! It's fine though, I relish in my happy hibernation, no diet stage and to help with the extra issues that occur in that stage I have found a friend in UP Beauty! Seriously powerful creme designed to help transform stubborn, bumpy cellulite into skin that looks and feels smoother, younger and more refined. The unique delivery system allows state-of-the-art ingredients to penetrate skin more effectively and may boost micro-circulation for better results over time. I did test this for the recommended 30 days before you see the shape-up and let me tell you it made a dramatic difference! I do not hate my thighs and buttox, which means I will probably be using this daily all year round! hah. The creme was luxurious feeling and nourished well into my skin leaving it hydrated. I love how the tube has a 30-Day results indicator on the side of the tube, like a countdown showing you your uses and how close you are to the results :) A perfect after the holidays shape-up for sure!

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6) GLO Science Whitening: GLO Whitening Superberry Antioxidant Toothpaste

After the parties and food, coffee and red wine, you will need something seriously strong to wipe those stains away from your stunning smile again. That being said you will need some whitening power on your side that doesn't irritate or tatse chemically. I have the solution! GLO toothpaste is the most unique toothpaste I have ever tried! It tastes so delicious and fruity, almost like I am using kids toothpaste only this has much more adult benefits than you would think! Combining the power of antioxidants, vitamins and CoQ10 with natural whitening silicates for lasting results and a brighter, healthier smile.  The rich acai-pomegranate-blueberry formula freshens breath while fluoride prevents tooth decay. Unique micro-encapsulations burst as you brush, releasing active antioxidants and vitamins for a healthy mouth. The red beads did indeed mix into the toothpaste and as it scrubbed my teeth squeecky clean leaving teeth clean, whitened and breth fresh and inviting :) If your looking for a change in 2014 from your same old routine, you can start small with your toothpaste and give your tastebuds an awakening sensation as you clean and whiten that grin!

7) GLO Science Whitening: Everyday GLO Teeth Whitening Maintenance Pen

To help maintain your new found clean mouth and white smile this pen will work in between brushing and after your coffee and red wine breaks! Whiten on the go with the unique scrubbing tip applicator specially designed to remove stains before they set, keeping teeth white and bright everyday. Formulated with antioxidant and vitamins to freshens breath and promote healthy gums. I loved how the apllicator was a rubber material amkeing it easy to use on my teeth and direct the gel to where it needed to go. SUPER easy to bring along anywhere for touchups throught the day!

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8) Sleep Cycle: iPhone App

Need to get your sleep cycle back on track? This iPhone app will help you do it in an easy and gentle way, no harsh buzzing alarms that will jolt you from a dead sleep!  The intelligent alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and wakes you in the lightest sleep phase – the natural way to wake up feeling rested and relaxed. Sleep Cycle monitors your movement during sleep using the extremely sensitive accelerometer in your iPhone. Sleep Cycle then finds the optimal time to wake you up during a 30 minute window that ends at your set alarm time. It helps if you are able to plug in your iPhone by your bed because you will need to place you iPhone under your pillow or under the sheets around your head. It tracks your sleep movements through the night and your depth of sleep so it's important to place it properly. I loved this app and the whole idea behind it. I hate being ripped out of sleep everyday when my alarm goes off, this app helps you to wake up on time and stress-free! Perfect to help you adjust to normal sleep cycles naturally. Only $1.99! 

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Take this time to unwind, relax and enjoy before we go back to work, school and day to day life.

Keep On Being Beautiful You!

xxoo Jessica

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Jessica is a lifelong beauty product aficionado and the Certified F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S resident trend-hunter. As a social media maven and actress, she maintains a constant awareness of the ever-evolving beauty industry.  Jessica has held various community relations positions in the United States Air Force, and was tasked with boosting base morale and hosting distinguished visitors during her Middle East deployment and also worked in the Guest Relations department for the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens, one of the largest complexes of its kind in the country.  Her weekly trend updates are as varied as she is and register with women from all walks of life.

SKIN TYPE: Combination/ T-Zone Oily

HAIR TYPE: WAS very long…NOW it is a super pixie short cut! Thick, dry, wavy/frizzy

HAIR COLOR: WAS very black…NOW platinum blonde. My natural color is a medium brown brunette J

COMPLEXION TYPE: Fair with pink undertones. Prefers Cool Color Pallets for Makeup.


ADDICTION: Carmex Lip Balm, CoverGirl lash blast mascara in Very Black, J.R. Watkins Lemon Cream Lotion, PUR Minerals Foundation, CVS Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Gel, Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment, Too Faced: Pretty Rebel Makeup Palette, DDF Revolve features Jessica Jacques as a beauty advice presenter in a series of web videos! Watch the videos by clicking HERE!



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