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Get the Look: Model Off Duty with Murad Skincare

Get the look



We might not all be super models choosing our next campaign and booking a trip to some sunny photo shoot destination. But we can all have the gorgeous skin of a supermodel. And for beautiful skin Murad has everything you need to look as good bare faced as you do made up. Check out 3 products to get your skin looking so beautiful you may need to buy over sized sunglasses and a magazine to hide from the paparazzi.



Number one step for getting your supermodel off duty look is bright, rested, eyes with firm skin. I am a  huge fan of the Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment.  After just my first use my under eye area felt moisturized and looked plumper and firmer. At the end of my first week I can see a definite improvement in the crows feet and my dark circle heck you would think I sleep 8 hours a night on a pillow of clouds. Another great product from Murad. If you are fighting fine lines and crow feet, run don’t walk to grab a tube of this and see how much a great serum can do in just 7 days.

Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment $68.00
This professional-strength treatment infuses the delicate eye area with exclusive, proprietary surface-filling and firming technologies that instantly lift, firm and visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

• 86% noticed a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in one week*

Eye Lift Firming Treatment is one of Dr. Murad’s most sought after, breakthrough anti-aging formulas. This treatment infuses the delicate eye area with exclusive, proprietary surface-filling and firming technologies that instantly lift, firm and visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Eye Lift Firming Treatment is the first product in the new Murad Professional collection. Now you can bring home the same professional-strength formulas used in Dr. Murad’s world-renowned dermatology office for dramatically more youthful skin without post-surgical downtime.



Step two in your supermodel day off look is beautiful bright and clear skin. I adore the Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum, its so light and refreshing my skin feels fantastic when I apply it.  It not only feels great its starting to lighten the sun spots on my cheeks. I apply every morning after I wash my face and per the instructions let it set for 60 seconds before using my moisturizer. With combination skin this feather light formula is perfect,  hydrates without feeling heavy and leaves my skin feeling and looking radiant.

Advanced Active Radiance Serum $90 (0.5 fl. oz) – With a faster-acting formula, the Advanced Active Radiance Serum boosts skin’s radiance and clarity and reverses visible signs of environmental damage with Resilient-C Complex™, a stable Vitamin C technology that delivers 50 times the collagen-building, skin-brightening power of topical Vitamin C.

Hexapeptide-2, a skin brightening peptide and Indian Fig boost skin clarity and encourage cell renewal to keep skin radiant.
Ectoin and Green Tea Extract jump start the cellular defense system by helping cells resist drastic environmental stresses including UV exposure and chemical aggressors




Step 3 for your Supermodel day off look is hydrated, glowing and smooth skin. For the ultimate in restoring your skins moisture look no further than Murad’s Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture. The beauty of this cream is how amazing deep it hydrates while being so feather light on my skin. Even with my temperamental combo skin this cream gives my skin restorative moisture that smooth line and hydrates and leaves my skin glowing. Not sure how they make such a thick, rich cream feel so light on my skin but I do know I love it.

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture $72
A luxurious, yet lightweight cream that provides 24-hour hydration to restore suppleness and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

• 92% reported fine lines and wrinkles appeared less visible*

Advanced Hyaluronic Acid technology enhances skin’s ability to attract and retain water deep within its surface for intense, long-lasting hydration. Coconut Extract provides superior moisture retention to inhibit dehydration and give the skin a youthfully smooth texture. Shea Butter, Avocado, Sunflower and Olive Fruit Oils condition skin to restore suppleness and support the skin’s natural protective barrier.

Combine with Hydro-Dynamic® Quenching Essence for 5x the hydrating power*

*In a Murad sponsored study. Individual results may vary.


You can learn more about these amazing products  and purchase at


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

New! Dove Dry Oil Body Wash and Beauty Bar.


Dove is my must have body wash, nothing beats the cleaning and hydration of Dove body wash… except Dove. Now my favorite way to get clean is even better with the new Dove Dry Oil Body Wash with Moroccan Argan Oil. The Dove creamy body wash is even now more hydrating with the inclusion of Moraccan Argan oil.

As you can see from the pic below the formula is creamy and rich and works up into a beautiful lather. I love how great this new line smells, so warm and comforting and it leaves my skin so silky smooth and hydrated. Since I started using it a week ago I have found I don’t need to use lotion as often my skin is so hydrated.



Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash
Shower away dry skin with a moisturizing body wash that cleanses and maintains your skin’s natural moisture.

Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash, with a unique combination of Moroccan Argan Oil, Dove’s mildest cleansers and NutriumMoisture technology, nourishes by replenishing nutrients lost during cleansing to leave your skin feeling softer and smoother.


If you are more of a beauty bar than body wash type, the Dry Oil Beauty Bar with Argan Oil is the same great formula as the wash but in a bar. Great for travel, or your gym bag it will get your skin clean and leave it feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. This will be a staple in my camping stuff this year, will be great to get clean and hydrated while out playing in the heat and sun.

Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar with Argan Oil
Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar gently cleanses and cares for your skin while helping you shower away dry skin. Made with Dove’s signature mild formula with ¼ moisturizing cream and Moroccan Argan Oil, it nurtures your skin, especially when it’s feeling dry.


You can buy Dove beauty products at your local drugstore or mass retailer. Learn more about Dove and their newest products at



Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Jane Cosmetics Water-Resistant Eye Liner

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Proof that great beauty products don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. The Jane Cosmetics Water Resistant Eyeliner Pencils are only $6 and rival the most high end eyeliner pencils. The formula is rich, creamy and glides on so easy from your first use to the very end of the pencil. I love how creamy the formula is, it makes a straight line even with my shaky hands and is very blendable. And once the pencil sets it doesn’t budge even with water, sweating, and long days the color and liner stay true until you wash them off.


On top of being a great liner the color choices are amazing. My favorite shades have to be the Midnight Blue and Forest Green they work great alone or as an accent color over black eyeliner. The swatch below is a simple swipe and shows how great this formula is. Can’t wait to try more shades from this line.


There’s something you should know: your eyes are beautiful. Enhance them even further with Jane’s luxurious Water-Resistant Eye Liner, a high-performance liner at an affordable price. The creamy, color-rich formula glides seamlessly before it sets, so it blends like a breeze. Plus, it comes in an array of matte & shimmery hues that hold tight (after all, Jane believes that confidence comes in many colors!) so you can mix, match and experiment with your favorite beauty trends.

Beauty Breakdown:

  • Long-wearing, water-resistant liquid formula won’t smudge or budge
  • Luxurious, ultra soft texture makes blending a breeze
  • Made with antioxidant-rich vitamin E
  • Experiment and play with an array of matte & shimmery shades… after all, Jane believes that confidence comes in many colors!

For natural definition, apply as close to the lash line as possible, building to intensify. You can smudge lines for a softer look, or try multiple shades for an eye-catching finish. Layer with Jane’s metallic Liquid Eye Liner for extra sparkle.


You can purchase these amazing eyeliner’s at your local drugstore or mass retailer and online at



Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Giovanni Purifying Facial Cleanser


I have been doing this fun thing where when I travel for a night I leave my face wash at home. I may have a billion kinds but I somehow don’t pack any. On a recent beach trip I realized I once again forgot my face wash and headed to the little market to grab something. I stumbled upon this Giovanni D:Tox System charcoal face wash and decided to give it a try.



With the weather switching between pouring rain and sun and the humidity my face felt icky. The face was is a dark grey which looks a bit scary but after the first wash I was sold.  I loved how smooth and clean my face felt and yet not dry. Since stumbling upon this face wash it has been my daily go to and its a really great facial cleanser. Gentle enough to not aggravate my sensitive skin but strong enough to get my pores and skin really clean. I have noticed my face is clearer with less white heads and spots popping up and the overall tone is better. The patchy under tone has cleared up and my skin looks much healthier, and smoother.

I guess sometimes its not a bad thing to leave your cleanser behind!

Removes makeup, including eye makeup, leaving skin refreshed and hydrated, pH balanced
Out with the bad: volcanic ash and activated charcoal work to extract impurities, rejuvenating skin, removing makeup and its traces without drying skin

In with the good: Includes hand-harvested super-antioxidants of acai and goji berry to help recharge and rejuvenate facial cells



You can find the Giovanni Purifying Facial Cleanser at your local drugstore or mass retailer or online at