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Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is one of the most beautifully packaged skincare products I have ever seen.  This limited edition packaging, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, is so luxurious, its like opening a present every day.  The outer packaging is a beautiful box, which could easily be re-purposed for gift packaging.  The beautiful pink, thick walled jar, with is silver embossed lid is housed in a pretty velvet bag within the box.  It is by far, one of the nicest packaged products in the market, perfect for gifting or for s splurge on oneself. Because it benefits a great cause, you don’t even have to feel bad about the purchase!

Elemis Pro collagin creamThe cream within the beautiful outer packaging is worthy of such pomp.  First, I would like to say, this cream smells amazing! It smells like a high end fragrance.  I love using a tad extra so there is enough for me to smooth over my hands, enjoying the fragrance even more. A blend of Rose, and other natural extracts, creates this beautiful signature scent.

 After 10 years of producing fine skincare, Elemis has created the holy grail of anti-aging moisturizers.  I could feel immediate firming, a benefit boasted by many, but is rarely delivered.  Firming is one of the key components in an effective anti-aging moisturizer, and the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream delivers.  Porphyridium cruentum extract, Chlorella vulgaris, padina pavonica extract, three amazing marine algaes known to provide amazing firming benefits. 

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is not only firming, but is intensely moisturizing.  As skin ages, it loses its ability to retain moisture.  After the first use, my skin felt hydrated, soft and smooth.   Clinically proven, the anti-aging properties of this cream can’t be beat.  It’s a true treat to use this Pro-Collagen Marine Cream!!

 www.elemis.com 

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To Get FABY's BCA Look:

  • Apply FABY Oxygen Base Coat to nails
  • Apply two coats of FABY My Little Secret on each nail and let them dry
  • Paint a brush width of each color on a makeup sponge.  We started with FABY Tell Me A Story followed by FABY Do You Have Candy and FABY I Was Born Yesterday.  Dab each nail with the sponge.  Repeat this step until you get the desired coverageFABY Step 1
  • Use a brush and nail polish remover to clean up the excess polish around your nails
  • Using FABY Optical White and a striper tool to draw a BCA ribbon on your ring fingerFaby step 2
  • Use FABY Optical White and a dotting tool (or a bobby pin) to draw dots around the base of each nail
  • Apply FABY Top Coat to each nail and be sure to swipe the tip of your nail to seal the edge

 Faby finished

50% of sales from the 5 shades used to create this look are being donated to Bright Pink (www.brightpink.org) for the month of October! 

 


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As the temperatures drop and the beach chairs get packed away, there’s still a lot to rejoice about as pumpkin everything, cute boots, snuggly sweaters and your fave TV shows make their comeback.

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t kick back and relax with a cocktail! Celebrate the season with fall flavors like pumpkin, apple, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Sauza Hot todyCider Tequila Hot Toddy

  • 1 part Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½ part JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
  • 8 parts apple cider
  • 2 parts cranberry juice cocktail
  • Lime slice (for garnish)
  • Dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • Dash of nutmeg (optional)


Preparation: In a saucepan heat the apple cider and cranberry juice just until steaming hot (do not let the liquid boil) and remove it from the heat. Stir in Sauza® Blue Reposado and liqueur. You can add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg if you want a bit more spice. Serve Hot Toddies in mugs, garnished with lime slices.

Sauza hot pumpkin spiceHot Pumpkin Spice Tequila

  • 1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½ part Torani® Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • 3 parts cream
  • 1 part sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 parts freshly brewed hot coffee
  • Whipped Cream and additional cinnamon (for garnish)


Preparation: In a saucepan, combine cream with pumpkin syrup, sugar, vanilla, spices and coffee until hot. Pour into mug, add Sauza® Blue Silver and stir. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon. Enjoy!
Sauza crisp apple cooler

Crisp Apple Cooler

  • 1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Bare Naked Vodka
  • ¾ part apple juice
  • ¼ part agave syrup
  • Green apple slice for garnish


Preparation: Stir agave syrup with vodka in the base of a shaker until the agave syrup dissolves. Add apple juice and shake thoroughly with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a green apple slice.

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  • LOCCITANE immortelle bonne mere armomachologie relaxing shower gel revitalizing scrub lemon shower
    L'OCCITANE Aromachologie Relaxing Bath & Shower Gel - Aromachologie body care collection combines essential oils with natural scents for moments of well-being.Made with essential oils, this soothing shower gel provides a true feeling of well-being. It transforms into a fine and delicate foam, which gently cleanses the skin without drying. Its soothing aromatic scent is 100% natural.

    *** A completely relaxing shower experience that makes my night shower a soothing haven from the day. The aroma immediately puts me at ease and it's like I am at a spa in my very own home :)



    L'OCCITANE Aromachologie Revitalizing Body Scrub - Aromachologie body care collection combines essential oils with natural scents for moments of well-being.This reinvigorating body scrub contains sugar crystals to slough away dead skin cells and reveal radiant skin. Its 100% natural scent offers proven energizing effectiveness.

    *** A vibrant scented scrub that is my go-to for morning showers! It always has me leaving the shower in a good mood! 



    L'OCCITANE Bonne Mere Lemon Shower Gel - Enriched with lemon essential oil, this shower gel gently cleanses the body and perfumes it with a zesty and sunny fragrance, transporting you to an early morning stroll through the market of Menton, Provence. 

    *** I love lemon scented ANYTHING! This shower gel uplifts my mood and leaves me smelling like a sweet lemon...now who doesn't like that?! A luxurious addition to my lemon addiction!



    L'OCCITANE Immortelle Precious Cream - L'OCCITANE has improved the best-selling Immortelle Precious Cream formulation into a triple-action anti-ager. The luxurious Immortelle Precious moisturizer helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles and maintain skin’s quality and smoothness, while Ruscus and Holly extracts have also been added to help even skin tone and relieve puffiness.

    *** One of the very best facial creams I have tried yet! I already had the eye cream and was beyond excited to try the face cream since the eye cream was SO amazing! Remarkable results in just the first time! I am definitely loyal to L'OCCITANE and have never tried a product that was spectacular! <3  


    http://usa.loccitane.com 

  • revolver all natural deodorant certified fabulous deathe by lavender veganNORTH COAST Organics: Death By Lavender - Death will kill [odor] for you. She relishes snuffing odor out. She bares her true face for it puts odor on notice. Death is a cocky, elite assassin that will never miss her target. She is unlike any other deodorant you will meet. Although a ruthless killer [of odor], she has a soul. She utilizes only the finest, organic, all natural ingredients as her weapons.

    *** Not only does it have a cool name but it works! LOVE the scent and how it's organic so no harmful ingredients going on to protect me from BO :)


    NORTH COAST Organics: Revolver - Revolver is unlike any other deodorant you will ever use. Revolver shoots down odor wherever it lurks and will never miss its target. Unholster Revolver today and send odor to an early grave. Although a ruthless killer [of odor], Revolver has a soul. He is made from only the finest, organic, all natural ingredients.

    *** Yep, another awesome name to the collection of their deodorants that rock out the organics claim! Go get you some ;)



    NORTH COAST Organics: naked - naked is formulated to be gentle on your skin and harsh on odor. naked uses the minimal amount of the finest, natural ingredients to ensure that you do not stink and your underarms are not harmed.

    ingredients(Vegan): coconut oil*, carnauba wax*, arrowroot powder* & baking soda

    www.north-coast-organics.com 
  • Redken Diamond hair care certified fabulous
    The REDKEN Diamond Oil hair care line contains Redken’s Shine Strong Complex, featuring a nourishing blend of natural apricot, camelina and coriander oils to strengthen hair from the inside out. The formulas revive hair and restore vibrancy for impeccable shine.


    REDKEN: Diamond Oil High Shine Shampoo
     (available in November) - Hair oil Shampoo for dry, damaged hair is a rich foaming cleanser that strengthens hair to prevent breakage while boosting smoothness & shine. Its formula is enriched with coriander oil, camelina oil and apricot oils. Hair is 3X stronger with 2X more shine. No more dry or damaged hair!

    *** I LOVE the feel, scent and lathering this shampoo gives me and I end up with clean soft hair that is ready for me to condition :)

    REDKEN: Diamond Oil High Shine Conditioner (available in November) - Hair oil Conditioner for dry & damaged hair by Redken contains essential oils like: coriander oil, camelina oil and apricot oils that moisturize, protect & detangle hair while reducing hair breakage.

    *** Seriously loving the gel conditioner, it absorbs into all of my hair strands perfectly and leaves my hair flawlessly soft and shiny! Improves the look of my color by enhancing the shine...gorgeous.


    REDKEN: Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist (available in November) - Featherlight oil enriched treatment that improves dull hair with intense shine power!

    *** Definitely the ultimate finish to perfect hair...the cherry on top of the sundae being in liquid form as this leave-in, high shine conditioning treatment locks in all the greatness the shampoo & conditioner created in the shower. Vibrant, glossed hair that feels clean and refreshed...awakened!  My new favorite hair care collection! xo

    www.redken.com 
  • Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium blow dryer black certified fabulous
    BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium Blow Dryer
     


    Equipped with a high performance 2000-watt Italian motor, the Portofino 6600 is enhanced with Nano Titanium™ technology to distribute heat evenly for optimal results. The negative ions generated by the dryer will remove any static electricity in the hair and close the cuticle for smooth, shiny results.

    * Nano Titanium™ technology
    * 2000-watt Italian AC motor
    * Ionic
    * 6 heat/speed settings
    * Removable stainless-steel rear filter
    * Limited 4-year warranty
    * * Bonus: 3 concentrator nozzles and diffuser

    *** If your going to use a hair dyer it might as well be a good one, right?! This BaByliss dryer distributes heat evenly which cuts back on time needed to dry your hair which saves you from hair damage. Plus it delivers superior shine...and let's face it, it's all about the shine!

    www.babylissus.com 

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A healthy body starts with a healthy mouth. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is an easy way to stay healthy. Research has shown that poor oral hygiene is linked to a number of health conditions like heart disease and liver problems. Here are some easy tips from dentist Seth Keiles to add to your regular dental routine to keep your mouth in top condition.

no dairy symbol1. Ditch the dairy.

Milk products can change the acidity in your mouth, creating an environment that favors an overgrowth of bacteria.

2. Tone up your tongue. 

Use a tongue brush or separate, soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your tongue, making sure to brush the back close to the throat to clean away the most bacteria.

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  • Renew You Pure Oils Sleep spa mask certified fabulous

    MONTAGNE JEUNESSE - Pure Oils Sleep Spa

    Montagne Jeunesse Pure Oils Sleep Spa with 100% natural bamboo mask: While you are sleeping, our nourishing oils were busy nurturing dehydrated skin. Your skin loves night time and who can be surprised? When you're tucked up under the duvet, serene and dreamy, your face is protected from environmental stressors, allowing time for maximum revitalization; hence the term "beauty sleep." But for true overnight miracles, let's give nature a helping hand with a weekly Sleep Spa.
  • scaraway repair gel certified fabulous

    ScarAway - Scar Repair Gel

    ScarAway is a patented topical silicone gel for the management and prevention of abnormal scars such as hypertrophic scars and keloids. Kelo-cote gel self-dries to a waterproof membrane that acts like an extra layer of skin. Helps to soften, flatten and smooth the scar while maintaining the moisture balance and elasticity of the adjacent skin. Clinically proven. For new and old scars. Quick drying, colorless, odorless. Softens and flattens raised scars. Reduces redness.




  • COVERGIRL bronzer blush and Flamed Out Eye Shadow Pot certified fabulous

    COVERGIRL - Clean Glow Bronzer - Spices

    Flaunt the coveted beach-bronze glow in one simple step. This versatile 3-in-1 multi-shade bronzer compact lets you customize your color to create a radiant effect. Use just one bronzer color or all three!


    COVERGIRL - Flamed Out Shadow Pot

    Go bold! Flamed Out Shadow Pots pack a punch of vivid color in perfectly sized eyeshadow pots so you can mix, match, and blend to customize blazing hot hues.

    www.covergirl.com 
  • boots NO7 perfect long lasting volume mascara certified fabulousBoots No7 Stay Perfect Mascara

    Mascara that lasts through whatever life throws at you, it's:
    • smudge proof
    • flake proof
    • sweat proof
    • humidity proof
    • tearproof
    ...pretty much life-proof.

    But when the day is over, simply hold a cotton pad soaked in hand hot water over your eye to gently release the tubes of colour.

    No panda eyes, no smudging, just beautifully clean lashes all ready for your beauty sleep.

    With its Flexible plastic short brush, evenly coats the lashes.

    http://us.boots.com 


  • mary kay semi matte lipstick pink moonstone certified fabulous cate mcnabb lipstick guava burts bees lip crayonI love, love, love trying new lipstick. I’m particular about my lipstick, but I still try different kinds, always searching for the next best thing. A good price point always helps. So when I had three to try this month, I was quite excited. Each one is very different in its own right, so they make great comparisons.

    Mary-Kay Semi-Matte Lipstick - Pink Moonstone

    I like matte lipsticks, but some tend to be a bit drying. So when I saw this semi-matte in pink rose, I was intrigued. Andddd I love it! It goes on smoothly with consistent & rich color. It is a tad bit creamier than a matte lipstick, but does not appear glossy or shiny (has a slight sheen due the creamy finish). This is one of my new favorites! It’s a nice shade for fall and is the perfect finish for many outfits!

    Cate Mcnabb Lipstick in Guava

    This matte lipstick is also a nice rich, warm tone for fall and a great day shade: wear to work, cocktails and even weekend adventures. With a true matte lipstick, I prefer to exfoliate my lips before. I simply use a little sugar and olive oil and wait a few minutes before applying the lipstick. This leaves a moisturized, even surface so the matte looks smooth and polished

    Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon Sedona Sands


    This lip crayon provides lightweight moisture and creamy matte color for every day. This is a great option to keep in your purse when your lips need a little pick-me-up. The formula is infused with Shea Butter, Kendi Oil, and Jojoba Oil leaving your lips soft and smooth. The Sedona Sands provides just that touch of color for a pretty, light pink.

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Today I'm reviewing Hot Designs Nail Art Pens Basic Beauty. This kit has six colors: Flame Red, Kelly Green, Star White, Hot Pink, Royal blue, and Midnight Black. Each polish color has two dispensing tips, one end has the standard polish brush, and at the other end is a fine tip for detail. The kit has step by step instructions to help with designs, a list of suggestions on how to avoid problems, and pins that are used to unclog the fine tip if necessary.

Now that I have both kits (Basic Beauty and Glitz & Glam) I've got 12 colors to work with! More Colors = More Fun! Since you're only limited by your imagination I decided to expand mine and checked out YouTube and the web for ideas on designs and application techniques. Wow is all I have to say - I found a multitude of ideas. There was a lot to look at!!! 

Hot Designs Nail Art Pens Basic Beauty certified fabulous glitz and glam polish

I started with a clear base coat and added the designs, being careful to let the polish dry between steps, then finished off with a clear top coat. (You can speed things up by using your hair dryer!)

If you've never used Hot Designs Nail Art Pens you'll need to read the instructions. In my case it took several attempts before I was able to make a design. I needed to get a feel of how hard/much to squeeze the bottle to get the desired amount of polish. I also needed to get a feel of the angle I wanted the fine tip at to allow me to make my design.

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 Aussie has launched a new collection of Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner.  They are customized formulas to quickly transform any hair issue in just three minutes. Ya that’s right just three minutes. I love quick solutions, since during the week I don’t have much time. Being that I work full time and have a very busy toddler. They offer 5 different formulas to meet your needs. I tried the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist since I am in great need of a hair cut so my ends are very dry and brittle. I figure this will hold me over until I can get my hair cut next week.  I could see an improvement after using this once my hair already feels softer and less brittle. I can't wait to use it after I get my hair trimmed and see how amazing my hair feels then. 

Below are some tips from Aussie Celebrity Stylist Sarah Potempa

Jessie 

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Collection


 From pool parties to beachy cookouts, your hair has been through it all! Heat, humidity, saltwater and chlorine can seriously dehydrate your hair, leaving it dry, frizzy or dull. Aussie Celebrity Stylist, Sarah Potempa has all the summer hair repair tips for smooth, silky locks with the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Collection in just three minutes.

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Styling tools and hair accessories can bring a lot of unique style to your hair. I had the pleasure of trying a few new accessories and a fab new styling tool that I am going to share with you.


babyliss streightener

I have used the same brand hair straightener for years, and whenever I go to replace a styling tool I typically go with my same brand or one that a friend has recommended. It is a pretty pricey item so I always like to do some investigation before I purchase so hopefully if someone is on the ropes about what to get this might help you make a decision. The BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium Straightener  is a nice looking tool to have with some handy features. Its uses digital ionic technology that produce for fast straightening and to help reduce frizz and add shine. Nano titanium is an exceptional heat conductor which helps the Babyliss straightener maintain high temperatures.  It is a fairly slim straightener with a swivel cord which makes moving very easy and a LED display to tell you what the temperature is on.  They recommend to use lower temperature for fine or thin hair and higher temperature for thicker coarse hair. I have pretty thick hair and I found around 325 to 350 was good for me. They do recommend keeping it between 180 and 350 degrees. They also recommend that your hair be dry when you are straightening it as well.  Another thing I like about this straightener it offers a 4 year limited warranty,  it is always nice to see a company stand behind their product.  Straightening my hair is never a quick thing I am fortunate to have a lot of hair but there isn’t really such thing as quickly straightening my hair but this did a great job and I am happy to have it in my styling collection. 


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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer  Radiance certified fabulousLaura Mercier is a well renowned painter turned make-up artist, her trademark “Flawless Face” and are make-up line include a range of fabulous beauty products.

The foundation primer comes in a tube and has a lightweight creamy consistency. The primer has a pearly tint which gives your skin with a wonderful glow with soft highlights and a more luminous glow.

I applied this on clean dry skin it absorbed nicely and prepared my skin for my foundation which went on smoothly. My skin looked flawless and had a radiant glow.

The combination of ingredients and antioxidants, vitamin A & C and jojoba seed oil together left my skin feeling hydrated, soft and radiant. I am a huge fan of Laura Mercier products, try her SPF20 tinted moisturizer. I Love it!!!

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