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Ever Deep Skincare was developed by Dr. Arthur Grossman a scientist at Carnegie Institute for Science and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. Dr. Grossman has researched how algae functions and the benefits of the compounds they contain.

He has identified a compound known as Algasome™ complex and the formulas are rich in fatty acids, anti-oxidants, amino acids and vitamins B, D & E.

 

Radiance Revitalizing Cleanser was very pleasant and had a light clean scent; this creamy cleanser comes in a tube great for travel. I found it removed my make up very nicely it was not at all drying to my skin and left it feeling soft and clean.

Illuminating Toner I used the toner after cleansing my skin and it felt wonderfully refreshing on my skin; it was soothing and softening. It is alcohol free and left my skin feeling soft and smooth.

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    I'd never heard of the Ever Deep brand. The Radiance Revitalizing Cleanser and Illuminating Toner interest me. Thank you for shari
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Amarte Daily Wonder Cleansing Foam 10.10.13 Certified FabulousThe Amarté skin care icon has two interwoven hearts in harmony – a blending of eastern and western science

“Love yourself – Love your skin”

Amarté Daily Wonder Cleansing Foam

This is a very nice cleansing foam as a light weight whipped lotion. With 2 or 3 pumps it lathered nicely and removed all of my makeup leaving my skin feeling soft and clean, not tight or dry.

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It is just around that time when students will be heading back to school. Reuniting with good friends, buying school books, supplies, and of course new fashion. While we all love a new wardrobe, we can't forget about our beauty options to complete the look. I have a great list of products that will help you start the semester off right! And get a few compliments along the way ;)

You might have a few new beauty demands that will change from summer to fall. As the weather gets cooler, I usually start to wear more makeup. But running around from classes, and all that your school social life has to offer, we want to make sure that beautiful makeup stays put! From the Lab has the solution for a natural base to compliment any makeup. 

From the Lab Face Primer No. 327

From the Lab Face Primer Back to SchoolThis liquid, lightly tinted white primer dries invisible, and quickly for sheer coverage. It creates a smooth, weightless surface for you to then apply your makeup. You can also wear it alone for a luminous, naturally beautiful look. Not only does this primer create a great canvas for makeup, it also contains various skincare benefits:

Anti-Aging
Color Correcting
(calms and soothes your skin for a natural color correcting effect)
Pore Minimizing 

Another cool aspect? This primer reflects light to create a more even, natural finish! This primer helped keep my makeup looking fresh and luminous all day long! I also liked the dewy natural look it has on it's own. With these benefits, it's a great skincare/makeup weapon to have at school!

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I am a foundation person, I use it everyday and I have tried many...many varieties! I used to wear really heavy, foundation when I first started experimenting with makeup at 15 and obviously made many mistakes. Throughout the many years after I have learned what types work best for me and my combination skin, my shade and now I tend to go on the lighter, more natural side :) Even if you have bad skin, less is more when it comes to trying to cover up! If you wear thick or heavy foundation and cake it on to cover-up blemishes it will look terribly obvious. Applying one layer to your entire face and then dabbing more on to cover blemishes is also a tragic mistake. It's best to stick to one layer of foundation, smoothe over evenly, then dab concealer on the problem area and keep dabbing in (not rubbing) until you feel it is well covered. Then apply a thin layer of translucent powder to set it. Pat with a large powder puff pad, not a brush. 

I was very pleased when I had the opportunity to review Isomers: Four-Piece Primer & Foundation System! This was unlike any foundation I have tried and even the primer caught me by surprise. I try so many products that is it refreshing to experience something new to me! The kit came beautifully packed from ShopHQ.com and contained High Definition Primer, It's Gorgeous Foundation Shade 1, It's Gorgeous Foundation Shade 2, and It's Gorgeous Foundation Shade 3.

BENEFITS: 
High Definition Primer: 

  • New technology for skin perfection.
  • Blends with the skin's natural pigments to build, amplify, and modify the color of the skin.
  • Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, superficial ruddiness and pores for a flawless skin.
  • Illuminates / brightens the skin.
  • Decreases the appearance of pores.
  • Decreases the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Provides color correction and neutralization of uneven skin tone.
  • Increases overall skin luminosity.

Isomers foundation kit shopNBC primer high definition its gorgeous beauty face makeup flawlessIt's Gorgeous Foundation (all shades): 

  • Shade 1 makes for an excellent highlighter/concealer
  • Unique color matching foundation system with nourishing elements to help give you a perfect finish while supporting your skin
  • Allows you to match your changing skin tone all year long, in every season
  • Smooth formulation glides on skin and helps keep skin dewy
  • Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, helps smooth the appearance of the skin and helps stimulate and support collagen
  • Gentle and effective alternative to retinol, vitamin C miniature fragment of the skins most abundant protein, collagen stimulates collagen, and glycosaminoglycans
  • Performs as strongly as retinol to reverse the visible signs of aging
  • Acts significantly on skin thickness in the same way as retinol but seems to work faster
  • Helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles by restoring the dermal matrix
  • Considered an alternative to Vitamin C for skin smoothing and anti-wrinkle activity

 

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Every season it's nice to freshen up your makeup variety to go with the trends of each season, but it is always necessary have a few basics that are your makeup bag constants. Smashbox has a variety of both trendy beauty and the basics, which I love! My makeup bags contains about 50% Smashbox products I use daily and I have never been disappointed by any of the products I have purchased or received for consideration to write about for this publication. 

Smashbox Photo finish color correcting primer 6.19.2013

I have 3 faves in particular that I turn to for simple, day makeup for work or if I want to wear a bold lip and neutralize the rest of my makeup. I always start with a foundation primer! In the past I never used primers because I didn't see a purpose, but now there are a variety of them that can correct skin issues or hide flaws even before you apply foundation or concealer. Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer is my #1 product I apply before any makeup! Green color is made to offset red, uneven tones in the skin's pigment so it can look even. It also helps to minimize pores and wrinkles for a smooth, flawless "canvas" to "paint" on :) It goes on silky with no greasy feeling at all, and the lightweight formula blend in easily. It also has the added benefit of antioxidants with vitamins A & E so your skin can maintain health while looking amazing. 

Another Smashbox essential buy is the Love Me Eye Shadow Palette in Admire Me which is a nude palette for warm tones. It also comes in Entice Me which is a fashion palette for more dramatic, cool color tones. I adore the Admire Me because it has all of the basics one would need to create a nude eye that enhances the eyes way more effectively than just doing nothing at all. I always advise against doing nothing at all if you are a makeup person to begin with because what is the point of doing a whole foundation, flawless face look without accenting your facial features?? But that's just me :)

smashbox Love Me Eye Shadow Palette Admire Me beauty reviewThis palette is crucial to me because it perfectly gives me enough of all of the color which are broken up in a gorgeous design for the Love Me artwork created by NY graffiti artist Curtis Kulig. I love how the middle, designed piece can move up and down along with the cover to either help protect the shadows from mixing. I also found out it is great when dropped because even though my cover broke the Love Me design was intact and saved the shadow from breaking and becoming useless! Colors include: Champagne, Matte Nude, Soft Shimmering Coral, Bronze, Deep Golden Brown. I should also add that I do not like shimmer shadows but lately I have been drawn to the look of them and they have come a long way since I was in high school. Shimmers always seem so cheesy and immature to me, but once again my mind has been changed! The lesson would be to give makeup you once hated a second chance, hah. 

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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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An Eye Primer's goal is to set the stage on your eye for your eye make-up to be applied.  Just like you would use a Primer or foundation for your face, it covers blemishes.  A lot of people have veins, imperfections, marks, freckles, broken capillaries, etc around their eye area.  The biggest culprit around the eye area tends to be dark circles under the eyes. 

Eye primers which mostly consist of silicone and pigment can be your answer to erasing all of those concerns you have around your eyes and even filling in those fine lines and wrinkles. Now some eye primers can only be used on the lid and some are designed for under the eye.  I personally prefer when a primer can be used for both.

I was lucky enough to be given a Lolade Cosmetics Professional Eye and Lip primer.  This is an awesome primer.  I have to say, I am so super picky when it comes to eye primers.  This primer is soft to the touch and easy to gently pat around my eyes.  After application I was left with smooth skin.  My dark circles had vanished and my lid was ready for make-up.  My make-up applied flawlessly and stayed put all day!  Job well done primer!

To use an eye primer- Pat the product onto the skin around your eye with your ring finger!!!! Do not rub or pull around your eyes. Always test the product on another part of your body first to make sure you are not going to have a negative reaction, when trying any new product for the first time :)

Say goodbye to creases of powder in/on your lids :) 

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