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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!!

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 Coast to Coast Ultra Soothing White Clay Mask – Wild Rosella & Organic Aloe

Coastal Hydration – is recommended for normal, dry or sensitive skin. It is a blend of Tasmanian Sea Kelp & Wild Rosella this collection contains skin-soothing nutrients to protect & hydrate your skin.

Fabulous products!!! This clay mask is incredibly soothing and hydrating. My skin is usually dry and dehydrated after using this mask it felt incredibly smooth and hydrated.

Coast to Coast Ultra soothing white clay maskUltra Soothing White Clay Mask is a thick creamy mask infused with Organic Aloe & Tasmanian Sea Kelp which moisturizes and helps reduce the redness, the Australian White Clay contains essential minerals which detoxify and leave your skin with a radiant glow.

I applied the mask liberally all over my face & neck; I left it on approximately 10 minutes. Then rinsed it off with warm water and a wash cloth, the scent is wonderful.

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Anyone with dry and sensitive skin knows that a good moisturizer is hard to find. It is because of this difficult task that I have moved towards using more natural ingredients and focusing on oils to help my skin get the nutrients it needs. Needless to say I was very excited about the Honey Touch body cream by Rituals as it has Indian Rose and Himalaya Honey. In addition to it being a rich and nourishing body cream it smells absolutely amazing. I don’t know if it’s because of my exhausting work week or the fact that after my showers I have been applying this cream, that makes me sleep better. It actually says on the Rituals website that this product “combines the ancient Ayurvedic ingredients Himalayan Honey, the perfect skin softener, and Indian Rose for its relaxing effect on body and mind.” So there it is, the explanation for my relaxing feeling when using this body cream, almost guaranteed to make you feel like you've taken a trip to the spa.

The other thing I will mention about this cream is that it wasn't as thick as I expected, which is a good thing. When I opened it up the white cream looks very thick, making me think that I would be spending a lot of time rubbing the cream into my skin, like SPF 75 sun tan lotion makes you do. However, I was pleasantly surprised that this body cream rubs into your skin quite nicely and makes it feel very moisturized right after. It’s almost the perfect combination: it moisturizes well, smells absolutely divine, and you don’t have to use that much of it!

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I also want to mention that on the website it states that “Ancient Ayurvedic science shows that massaging your body daily (with cream) strengthens the skin and harmonizes the mind. In addition it increases the blood circulation, which promotes an overall skin glow.”

To be perfectly honest, I don’t know a lot about “Ancient Ayurvedic science,” heck, I don’t even know if I could say that word out loud. But, from my personal experience, I will say that using this body cream for the past week after my nightly shower has immensely helped me to relax before bed. And as we all know, with our busy work lives and on-the-go attitudes it can be very difficult to shut your brain off once the lights go out. But perhaps the lesson here is to take the time to pamper yourself a little bit. Believe me, I’m a very tall woman and deciding to apply body cream to my 6’2 frame is no small feat; but after witnessing it’s affect on my sleep, I have to say I’m hooked. The Indian Rose smell is incredibly relaxing that I almost feel like my mini spa session is needed every night, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. 

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Hand cream and lip balm, two items that have been a necessity for me during these colder, seemingly never ending, winter months. So when this next duo came into the office, I had no reservations in checking it out. 

EraClea Simply Perfect Hand Cream 3.2.14EraClea Simply Perfect Hand Cream

I use hand creams a lot. I have one in my bag, on my dresser, and on my desk. With the cold weather outside, and the heat inside, my skin (especially my hands) gets very dry. Needless to say, I've tried a good amount of hand creams. The EraClea Simply Perfect Hand Cream is a great hand cream to add to my collection. This hand cream contains lipids & vitamins so that it hydrates for up to 8 hours. With this intense hydration, the cream still absorbs quickly and does not leave a greasy residue. It's not too thick and spreads easily while still providing soothing moisture. EraClea uses the HylaSpongeSystem in this hand cream, a hyalronic acid complex, that leads to the smooth, hydrated and non greasy results. It's also the perfect size to throw in my bag and retrieve whenever I need it!

EraClea Ever Moist Lip Balm 3.2.14EraClea Ever-Moist Lip Balm

This a trusty lip balm and will get the job done. This lip balm will repair those dry and chapped lips; shea butter, jojoba & antioxidants, condition your lips. You're left with lips that look and feel smooth and are hydrated and supple. What I liked about this lip balm is that even though it's more of a liquidy balm, I still felt that it was conditioning and stayed on my lips. Other liquidy balms can sometimes feel like they fall apart on your lips and disappear. But with the hand cream & this balm EraClea provides two trusty products you can count on!

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When it comes to skincare, we've all heard of Olay. In my opinion, they have a pretty good reputation: quality products without breaking the bank. Most commercials I see for Olay have something to do with anti-aging (correct those dark circles, smooth out those wrinkles, etc.). But I'm not quite at the age when I need to use those products, so I never really looked into Olay as I thought it wouldn't suit my skin's needs at this time. Well if you've been thinking like me, I hope this article changes your mind or at least gets you thinking about giving Olay a try, because I have now tried a few Olay products and love them! I've seen a change in my skin consistently while using these products. 

Olay Regenerist Luminous: Tone Perfecting Cream

Olay Tone Perfecting Moisturizer 2Target Concern: fades the look of discoloration/dark spots (reduces appearance over time)

Benefits: Brightens, exfoliates, smoothes. Regenerates skin's appearance for healthy-looking, youthful luminosity.

I do not have dark spots, nor am I looking for more youthful skin necessarily, but I do need something to even out my skintone and to help brighten up my skin's appearance. And this cream is a great fit for my skin! Immediately after the first use I noticed my skin looked brighter, felt smooth & hydrated. When I continued to use the cream, my skin's complexion continued to get better; brightening up every day and  felt so smooth even when I washed my face at the end of the day. Another aspect that I really found to be great about this cream is the exfoliating benefits. At first I didn't really know what to expect from an exfoliating cream, but after I applied the cream, and let it dry, I then went to apply either an eye cream or my primer - in some places I noticed a clumping of product that gathered when I rubbed my skin - almost like a gommage - and that's when I really noticed the exfoliating benefits. This did not bother me as I simply took a dry towel and lightly wiped the areas where there was the gathered product/dead skin. This happened less and less after I continued to use the cream, so I really think it was renewing and exfoliating my skin until it was beautifully smooth! As a side note, this cream is quite scented when you use it, but when it dries it is not noticeable. Also this cream absorbed really well, and even though it is thick and creamy, it was in no way greasy!

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Mally Effortless Airbrush - perfect skin mousse

Love this product and the foundation brush is one of the best I have ever tried... Really… a must have!!!!

The Mally perfect skin mousse will give you wonderful full coverage. It is your all in one, your skin will look flawless It covered all of my imperfections, even my sun spots.

I have very dry skin so I first applied my moisturizer then dispensed a small amount in the palm of my hand.

Then I used the (Magic Wand) this foundation brush is fabulous it spreads the make up perfectly all over my face. It is formulated with specially coated pigments for a full coverage designed to last all day.  

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Avalon Organics Ultimate Firming Body Lotion 10.17.13 Certified FabulousAvalon Organics - CoQ10 RepairTM - Ultimate Firming Body Lotion

Avalon Organics has some really nice products, their wrinkle smoothing lotion is hydrating and firming.

I have very dry skin especially with the changing temperatures; it can feel dry and tight.

This pump bottle was very easy to use right after my shower absorbed quickly into my skin …used it all over. After a few minutes my skin felt hydrated and soft. The scent is great; it is a warm powdery scent with a touch of lavender, one of my favorites.

It has a wonderful ingredient blend of CoQ10 a fabulous antioxidant, 1oo% vegetarian with Aloe Juice, Safflower Oil, Arnica, Chamomile, Echinacea, Shea Butter, Bergamot, Olive Oil, Lavender plus many more wonderful ingredients that make this product feel and smell so good.

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It's no secret that eyes can age you. Whether it be from lack of sleep, traveling, holidays, weather or starring at the computer for too long our eyes are fragile and can deteriorate with the abuse we put it through daily. I feel like it is the place that is starting to breakdown and really show my age, and I'm still young! Even the esthetician at the Guerlain Spa recommended I work on treating my eyes more. My eyes are my favorite feature so of course these things are concerning for me. I have a select few faves I use for various needs and times but I have found an incredible fall/winter one with Amarté skincare!

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Amarté: Eyeconic Eye Cream first of all impressed me with the packaging! It had a tip on the airless cylinder that led to a flat application head. It dispensed the ideal amount of cream flawlessly to my eyes with each pump and it was SO easy to use! The cream itself was extremely hydrating and added the much needed moisture my eyes were craving. It did not feel greasy or oily at all and it absorbed well leaving my skin soft, smooth and fine lines relaxed to non-existence :) The scent was truly amazing, it's a Ginkgo Spice  that was very pleasing to my senses. The Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract found in this cream "has a unique odor and is resistant to smoke, disease, and insects. Used in perfumes and as a skin conditioning agent in creams, ginkgo biloba has antioxidant and possible anti-inflammatory properties and appears to aid fibroblast production of collagen and elastin." (source: www.amarteskincare.com) I LOVE this cream! Perfect for the Fall/Winter or if you have drier, more mature skin it's a great product to add over your usual night or day cream and just fine to use before makeup application!

 ABOUT AMARTE: 

Amarte was created in Korea and based in part on centuries old philosophies. Developed at a Bio Regional Innovation Center using leading science, the formula was discovered by American dermatologist, Dr. Kraffert, and introduced to the West.

The word amarte precisely translated means ‘to love you’. The Amarte icon is two interwoven hearts in harmony expressing Amarte’s motto ‘Love yourself. Love your skin.’ The Amarte icon also symbolizes Amarte’s unique pedigree… the inter-connection of different cultures. (source: www.amarteskincare.com)
 
 
This brand was a great discovery and I like the background they bring to their skincare! 
Until next time...Keep On Being Beautiful You!
xxoo Jessica
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I have been looking to create a hydrated dewy complexion this fall, but it is not so easy to come by. In order to achieve the true appearance of the hydrated complexion, I have chosen to focus on the skincare products that I have been using rather than makeup (makeup will only give me a slight imitation of the dewy look I'm aiming for). When I looked closely at the ASAP products that came into the Certified Fabulous office, I knew they would be the perfect fit to help achieve the desired hydrated dewy complexion! A little bit about the brand - ASAP is the leading cosmeceutical skin care company in Australia1. Their products are made in Australia from environmentally friendly ingredients that contain:

- no harmful chemicals

- no harsh ingredients

- no artificial fragrances

- no animal derivatives

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As much as it kills me to admit it, winter will be her before we know it.  Once the thermostat is turned up, and the air dries out, my skin becomes a dry and flaky mess.  It doesn’t help that I wash my hands like an obsessive fool.  I was at my local spa last winter desperately needing a heavy duty  hand cream.  My aesthetician recommended BioExperience Iced Apple Elixir Hand Cream, and from that moment on I was hooked.

This exclusive hand cream is made from Cupuaçu Butter which has great water retaining quality providing superior long-lasting hydration for the hands.  This creamy and emollient butter promotes a pleasant touch. It lends smoothness and softness to the skin boosting recovery of natural moisture and elasticity. This butter is highly beneficial for dry and damaged skin, promoting deep, long lasting hydration. Its high water absorption capacity, due to its high phytosterol levels, makes Cupuaçu an effective butter in this delightful hand crème. 

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The Apple Cider helps fighting free-radicals and maintaining skin youth and elasticity. Apple Cider contains natural alpha-hydroxy acids that, over time, aid in stimulating your skin to GENTLY exfoliate.  It does its work at the cellular level by encouraging cells to slough off on their own.  Many of us neglect to exfoliate our hands, but how else can you reveal the fresh smooth skin underneath?  Our hands age at the same rate as our face, I firmly believe.  BioExperience Iced Apple Elixir Hand Cream helps keep my hands soft and younger looking by not only moisturizing like a champ, but by exfoliating.  “Don’t let your hands tell your age”.

This product is not only amazing in its moisturizing/exfoliating results, but also smells so amazing.  I love the apple fragrance, so pretty and clean smelling.  Ive been using this hand crème for years, and will continue to do so.  The  1.6fl oz tube fits perfectly in my purse ( I have a second tube which sits in my desk drawer).  There are so many hand crèmes on the market, but like the amazing boyfriend who got away back in the day, I compare every hand cream to BioExperience Iced Apple Elixir Hand Cream, it’s a true winner.

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Weleda Skin Food 8.1.13WELEDA - Skin Food for Dry and Rough Skin

This product is food for your skin! It will crave this cream. The past few months have caused my skin to become very needy. I really like this product and I applied it to the rough dry patches on my skin.

I must share with you how great it felt - the treated areas on my face and skin were hydrated & smoothed. I have a tendency to get rough & dry patches occasionally on my heels and this product was amazing. It is ultra rich and very hydrating. It is recommended for stubborn dryness on your elbows, hands and feet. After using this product your skin will feel moisturized and conditioned.

The unique blend of essential fatty acids, vitamin E and organic sunflower seed oil will moisturize and hydrate your skin. Organic pansy is known for its mild antiseptic properties that calm dry irritation. Soothing rosemary leaf extract’s mild antiseptic properties, the anti-inflammatory properties of Biodynamic,® and organic calendula flower extract gently nourish and care for your skin.

This is a must have product! Apply a small amount of Skin Food to dry or rough skin as needed and massage into the skin until the cream is absorbed. To deeply nourish hard-working, dry hands, liberally apply the cream on the hands, cover with cotton gloves and leave on overnight.

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Orico London

PURE LIFT Face Firming Elixir - Future Organics

Orico London Pure Life Face Firming Elixir 6.27.13 Certified FabulousThis serum was really nice; I used it on dry as well as on dampened skin.

I applied a small amount on my dry clean face using gently upward strokes. After a few moments I feel a slight firming as well as moisturizing effect. My skin felt like satin and definitely had a smoother appearance.

I also tried it on damp clean skin. Usually after a shower my skin feels tight and dry, while still damp I massaged a few drops and it immediately felt smoother and hydrated. The citrus scent is amazing I would definitely recommend this product.

Orico recommends: A little goes a long way. Dab fingertip amounts of Pure Uplift Face Firming Elixir over damp, freshly cleansed skin and gently massage until absorbed.
Chin up. Apply Pure Uplift Face Firming Elixir upwards over the chin area. 

The blend of ingredients includes some of the following; Millet Seed Extract, Sweet Almond Oil, Orange Fruit Water, Tangerine Peel Oil, Sweet Orange Peel Oil,  Moringa Extract, Carrageenan Extract, Tannic Acid and Citric Acid

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Himalayan Sea Buckthorn -

...it’s Certified Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Paraben- Free, Certified Kosher “oy vey” it has everything

Sea Buckthorn is high in Vitamins C, A, B1, B2, and B6 also Omega 3, 6, 7 & 9. We consumed products with sea buckthorn in a variety of food, teas or wines. Seabuck Wonders is 100% USDA certified organic. The skincare is made with the highest levels of omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9.

 

 

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Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream04282013 Aveeno Natural Radiance Positively Radiant Active Night Cream

Boost the 5 Factors of Radiance: tone, dullness, brown spots, texture and blotchiness

This night cream will give you that burst of hydration. It contains anti oxidants as well as a Soy Complex, vitamin E and Vitamin B3 which will give your skin a more radiant appearance. It has a wonderful clean scent.

I found it to have a really nice texture my skin felt soft and hydrated. In the morning my skin looked refreshed and healthy. The dry dull appearance was gone. It absorbs quickly into your skin no oily greasy feel. It has a slight tingle when I first started using it. That passed quickly. I felt as thought it was working on my skin it was not dry or parched.

I would recommend this product it is like your quick fix a great overnight treatment.

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Greetings Grayce here!

Josie Maran - not only is she beautiful she has some fabulous products. The main ingredient includes Argan Oil. This oil is extracted from the fruit of the Argan tree which is high in anti oxidants; it is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids. This oil is perfect for both your skin and hair.

This is almost “All You Need”. A must have product..Fabulous!!!

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil - Replenishes and repairs skin cells

This product is housed in a recyclable glass bottle with a dropper. It is fabulous oil that can be used on your skin or hair. They recommend using it as a daily moisturizer, for split ends, as a cuticle treatment, to reduce redness and help repair sun damage. My check list shows I have all of the above.

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Greetings Grayce here!

DHC has an Exciting new launch!!

I have always been a fan of DHC, which stands for “Daigaku Honyaku Center, (University Translation Center). Established in 1972 DHC is one of the leading skincare companies in the world today. They manufacture skincare, make-up, fine foods and more. And yes they still have the translation center.

DHC is launching an exciting new line of products. These are enriched with a blend of revitalizing, anti-oxidant DHC skin care Certified Fabulousrich botanicals –March 11, 2013

Kakonjuka Lotion - hydrating toner, Kakonjuka Essence- rich milky booster, Kakonjuka Cream - intensive moisturizer

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Hi Fabbers and Welcome to Friday!  As you know we've been talking about easy at home hair treatments this week including leave-in conditioners.  When I was in my teens and early 20's I dyed my hair because it was fun and I wanted to see what colors I could actually get away with.  It got to the point where I couldn't shock my parents anymore.  Needless to say, my hair was not happy with me with all the trauma I put it through.  As I've gotten older-and slightly wiser- I've realized that coloring my hair isn't just for fun anymore...it's now a necessity.  Stress and well heredity brings me to my hair angel about every 4-5 weeks.  So, I have to make sure that I'm using the correct hair products that allow me to keep hair on my head and not fall out.

Well, I'm so excited to share one of my favorites in my magic bag.  Liqwd (yes, not a typo, that's how they spell it) www.liqwd.com has an awesome line of hair care products.  I've used their hydrating shampoo and conditioner and can immeditately tell the difference.  My hair it soft and the ends are smooth and managable.  But wait it gets better... once a week I'll do a deep conditioning and use their Liqwdity Intensive Hair Repair and all the damage I put my hair through during the week it was erased.  It's like going to confession for your hair.  But the ultimate hair saver, is their Q-Keratin Longevity Serum.  This leave-in serum is absolutely amazing.  I pretty much blow dry, curl and spray my oh so thin locks everyday.  And if I'm not curling, I'm flattening.  So you can see why the relationship between my hair and I is more of love and hate- HAHA!  But with Liqwd's Q-Keratin serum my hair forgets about the abuse and loves me again.  It's soft and ends are happy again.  Sometimes when I flatten my hair and the ends are not cooperating I'll take a wee bit and gently apply to give them a healthy shine.  These products are a must have for any girls magic bag.

 

Have a great weekend friends and keep sharing the love... I think it's working!

Beckie B

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