Sunday, July 25, 2010

YOU DECIDE ! CONTEST !





I want to know what my readers are interested in so please....sign into your account and leave me a comment about what you truly want to read about up here and to make it interesting I will give one lucky commenter an AMAZON gift card !!!

So again I want to know what you guys want to read about...share some ideas :)





Thursday, July 22, 2010

Beauty purchase contemplation !!



I am currently in the process of contemplating one of my next beauty purchases... and I was wondering if anyone has tried it before me that could tell me about their experiences with it. The claims on the site are amazing and it is only $49.00. Which is a great price especially considering all of the wonderful things it has to offer.......the wheels are spinning in my mind and I really want it so don't be surprised if I am blogging about it shortly!

What it is formulated to do:
This multitasking wonder is single-stop wrinkle-fighting, firming, smoothing, toning, brightening, and moisturizing treatment. Developed for younger skin (20-40 age range), this formula not only to reduces the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles, but to helps maintain the current levels of elasticity, tone, moisture, smoothness, and health.



Save time, money, and counter space with Bremenn’s 6 in 1 Skin Cream - the absolute best, all-in-one skin cream you have ever tried!

  • Wrinkle cream
  • Firming cream
  • Smoothing cream
  • Toning cream
  • Brightening cream
  • Moisturizing cream
Key Features:
  • Increases the appearance of skin firmness and elasticity
  • Restores younger-looking contours to the skin
  • Improves the appearance of skin sagging and its consequential effect on jaw line “shape”
  • Helps fade the appearance of skin discolorations (such as age spots)
  • Brightens the appearance of the skin
  • Provides continuous moisturization
  • Dramatically reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Increases the appearance of skin clarity, smoothness and cell turnover
  • Comforting and pleasing to use

Sounds perfect to me !!!

You can purchase it here www.bremennlabs.com

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My pick for fave eye cream !




Not all skin is created equal. For example, the skin of the soles is thick and hard, the skin of the scalp has embedded hair follicles, and the skin of the nose and cheeks tends to have particularly active sebaceous glands. The skin around the eye has its own special traits:

  • It has virtually no sebacious glands, which makes it highly prone to dryness.
  • It is much thinner and more sensitive than other facial skin.
  • It overlies a particularly dense capillary network and has minimal fat padding, which makes the eye area prone to puffiness.
  • It is stressed by frequent eye movements and squinting.

All of the above often makes the eye area the first place where signs of aging appear on the face. Most of us want to look some years younger than our chronological age. If you look at faces of twenty five and thirty five year old people, you will notice that the main difference is usually in the eye area: thirty five year olds will be a lot more likely to have fine lines and bags under the eyes; some will even have crow's feet. Not surprisingly, when we try to estimate someone's age, the appearance of eye area is always one of the key factors. Therefore, if you want to keep looking young as long as possible, it may be insufficient to take care of your skin in general. You need to neutralize a natural tendency of the skin in the eye area to age faster than the rest of your face.



My absolute favorite eye cream right now is the "Wrinkle Revenge" eye cream by DermaDoctor it is fragrance free and is safe for use on eyelids and leaves skin around my eyes plump and doesn't make my eyes red like some eye creams do....it's my top pick in eye creams !!!


You can pick it up here at www.dermadoctor.com




Friday, July 16, 2010

La Prairie cellular 3 minute peel




Do you have 3 minutes to spare? For more luminous, toned, and refined skin? Well, last week I had the pleasure of using the "La Prairie cellular 3 minute peel" with my good friend Belen who was generous enough to let me even touch such a golden product. She knows I am all about skin care products and I think she got me hooked.

I still can't stop thinking about how amazing my skin felt immediately after using it. I did my research and it has a "professional level" of exfoliants in it that instantly repair your skin by shrinking your pores to reveal gorgeous, radiant skin. The type of skin I long for !!! It also helps plump up any lines on your face. We took pictures that night and both of our faces were glowing so much from using it. I was so impressed by it. it’s formulated with AHAs, BHAs, salicylic acid, fruit acids which remove dead surface skin cells and dirt. All you need to do is spread it on with the brush, let it sit for the full 3 minutes and gently remove with warm water. And use a gentle towel to dry. Then your skin is prepared to put on any other great products you have. It actually allows the skin to drink in more of your moisturizers, serums, eye creams, etc.

It felt like magic. I'm in love.


You can purchase it here, just look at all of the amazing things on their website and believe me it's worth every penny ! www.ShopeLaPrairie.com

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Where to $ave and where to $plurge !


There are some areas you NEED to splurge on to look good and put together but there are some things you can skimp on and still get great results. Use these tips to help yourself figure out what’s worth spending big bucks on and what you can save on to get the same results.





Eye Makeup: Save Your Money On Eyeliner, Spend Your Money On Eye Shadow

Since most of today’s eyeliner pencils are made from nothing but colored wax, it’s not necessary for you to spend $20 on eyeliner from the department store when you can get the same thing for under $5 at your local drugstore. If you prefer liquid eyeliner, you can too get a cheap and effective version anywhere. However, when it comes to eye shadow it’s best to spend a little bit more. Quality means quantity with eyeshadow. A more expensive shadow will likely stay on longer and not fade quickly. In addition, most expensive brands offer richer colors. If you still don’t want to buy expensive eye shadow, here’s a quick tip! Simply splurge on a small tube of M.A.C. Paints (which is an eyeshadow primer) and use the cheap eyeshadow over it. It will help it stay in place for hours and hours and you’ll not need to spend a fortune!






Face Skin Care: Save On Cleansers AND Moisturizers

Sometimes you think to get younger looking skin or clearer skin, you need to buy only the best and most expensive cosmetics brands of cleansers and moisturizers. However, there is no reason to spend a fortune on a great moisturizer or a good cream cleanser. Most dermatologists agree you can get great results with drug store brands. Basically, the job of a cleanser is to remove excess oil and dirt and drugstore brands like Cetaphil and Purpose Gentle can do just that, very effectively. There is no need for the extra ingredients to get the job done! The thing to remember with moisturizers is you’ll need two (one for your body and one for your face). Your face might need an oily formula while you may have dry body skin. There’s no need to spend a bundle on these so you can avoid buying designer brands of lotion. You can get great lotions for both the face and body by trusted brands like Olay at your drugstore retailer.





Hair Care: Save On Shampoo And Condition, Spend Your Cash On Blowdryers And Appliances

Your salon professional might not want you to know this, but there is no reason you need to spend loads of cash on shampoo and conditioner. There are plenty of drugstore brands that can get the job done just as well as the fancy salon finds. In fact, you may even get better results with the wholesale priced drugstore finds. Since brands like Loreal and Pantene sell in bulk and in great quantities to drugstores, they have the means to put billions of dollars into product research and development. So, you might actually be getting higher quality at a much lower price. However, when it comes to blowdryers you may want to splurge a bit. The new ionic dryers can help you not only cut down on your drying time but also cut down on the heat exposure. You can find the best dryers online, at your salon or at your nearby beauty supply outlet.








Miscellaneous Beauty Product Savings: Save On Shaving, Spend On Nails

When it comes to shaving and hair removal, you can certainly save a lot of money by doing it yourself. Sure, it may be quite a pain in the neck but the money you save will let you get a massage to ease the pain! If you hate to shave and prefer waxing, think about using a hair removal cream on your legs and other areas instead. This is a pain-free method you can do yourself at home and the results are fantastic! As far as nails go, save your cash by doing your own at-home manicure and pedicure. However, if you like fake nails be sure to only let professionals do that task. Otherwise you’ll end up loosing press on nails left and right.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Homeade beauty "Recipes"


Lets face it I love beauty products but I also love experimenting with ingredients at home to brighten my complexion and so much more here are some of my faves :


Lemon-Egg Protector: Whip an egg white till it gets peak up and store it in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Now add the juice of a lemon and a grated tomato with this. Apply on the skin; practice the same for minimum of a month to get the skin soft smooth and also helps tighten pores and reduce visibility of wrinkles

Milk treatment: Mix together 50 grams dried pea powder, lemon juice, one pinch of camphor and a little milk. Apply it over the face and leave it for 15 minutes and scrub it off with milk. This is good for treating scars and helps heal skin...especially good for those of you who pick at your skin (You shouldn't but we all do it !)

A GREAT MASK TO TRY AT HOME !




Ingredients:
1 tablespoon honey; 1 egg yolk; 1 teaspoon olive oil


This is something I have done done to make skin smoother. Also helps with minor breakouts because of honeys natural antiseptic properties

How to prepare:
Beat the egg yolk with a fork, add the oil and blend well. Add the honey using a spoon that you have rinsed with hot water and blend well again.

How to use:
Smear it all over your face with your fingers, except over your eyes. Leave it on your face for 15 minutes, then rinse it off.

Results :
I applied it at night for 15 minutes. When I removed it my skin felt smoother. In the morning when I woke up, my pimples looked minimized and my skin still remained soft and looked and felt more balanced. I did it every other night for about 2 Weeks and my skin looked fab !


And one of my all time FAVE natural beauty tips is APPLE CIDER VINEGAR its great to drink (MIXED WITH WATER) to detoxify from the inside and you can put it on a cotton ball after cleansing face to clear out pores and can be used as a toner. DISCLAIMER: you may not want to use it on your skin everyday because it can dry it out. But it has done wonders with my skin. I use it once a week.


A GREAT at home exfoliator :

Combine a little over 2 teaspoon of oatmeal and 1 teaspoon baking soda and enough water to make it into a paste. Apply to skin and rub gently. Let sit for 10 mins....RELAX (ahhh breath in breath out !) Then rinse and enjoy soft supple skin !


Hope you enjoy some of my at home recipes that I personally use ! Give them a shot ! You won't be disappointed, Plus it's sooo much fun playing spa at home !