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Lotus Moon Sugar Cane Fruit Mask

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Is there anything better than a good face mask? Take a hard day and finish it with a bubble bath, face mask and bottle err glass of wine and you are tripping the light fantastic.

I had the chance to check out a brand that is brand new to me. The Lotus Moon line is comprised of skin care with a huge range of organic products. I was sent the Sugar Cane Fruit Mask to sample and I love it so much I can’t wait to try more from this line.

The mask is thick and creamy almost like a lotion. It was really easy to apply and felt so good on my skin. I apply leave it on for 15 minutes or so then rinse. My skin after feels so soft and refreshed, the exfoliants  in this mask are really gentle and don’t aggravate my skin. Perfect for a Friday night mask it helps brighten my skin and clear out any congestion.

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(Sugar Cane Fruit Mask swatch)

Lotus Moon Sugar Cane Fruit Mask $22.95

  • Recommended for: Mature – Fine lines – Oily – Combination – Congested – Sensitive
  • pH: 4.0-4.5
  • Features: 88% organic, vegan, gluten-free

What is it?
Sugar Cane Fruit Mask is an effective, active and anti-aging treatment mask for instant radiance. A fruit acid mask that behaves like a peel but applies like mask. Lotus Moon’s newest formula combines fruit extracts from Bilberry, Lemon, Orange and Cranberry to penetrate, exfoliate and regenerate skin cells along with glycolic for added power to reduce the appearance of pore size and support healthy cell renewal..

What are the benefits?
√ Gentle exfoliation
√ Deep clean pores
√ Absorb toxins

How does it work?
Sugar Cane Fruit Mask is a creamy facial mask that could easily be called Fruit Matrix Power Mask. The powerful fruit extract combination are considered suitable for three main purposes: acne treatment, aging skin and hyper-pigmentation. Their water-solubility makes them easily able to penetrate into the skin thereby increasing their effectiveness.

  • Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract: Natural source of salicylic acid, non-irritating exfoliator, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory
  • Flower Acids (Hibiscus Sabdariff Flower Extract): AHA like activity due to citric acid and pyruvic acid content, in comparison to AHA has increased moisturizing effect, cell regeneration, and anti-wrinkle effect, non-irritant.
  • Glycolic Acid: Help reduce the appearance of pore size and support healthy cell renewal.
  • Fruit Mix: An extraction of five plant species that when combined provide five of the more commonly used AHAs, glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid and tartaric acid
  • Montmorillonite (Pink) Clay: A natural clay to draw out impurities to tighten, smooth and tone skin

You can learn more about Lotus Moon products and purchase here www.smbessentials.com.

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

PHILIP B Maui Wowie Beach Mist

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With naturally curly hair a good beach mist is a lazy hair days best friend. So pretty much everyday? First thing I noticed with the Maui Wowie Beach Mist was the great scent, the orchid scent is a beautiful addition to the standard beach fragrance.

I can use this on both wet or dry hair. When I apply the mist to my wet hair I don’t need anything else I just let it air dry and I have soft loose curls. If my hair is dry and in need of a little touch up a few more spritzes adds tons of volume and brings my curls back to life. A great product for the warmer months when you don’t want to  hassle with heat styling. And I love how it much volume it adds to dry hair, the perfect way to touch up your hair for a night out.

PHILIP B® ‘Maui Wowie Beach’ Hair Mist
Create an authentic Hawaiian hair experience with PHILIP B® Maui Wowie Beach Mist. The formula gives your hair the look and feel of random texture and body for a sultry just-off-the-beach-look.

Orchid, Tahitian gardenia, aloe vera and algae extracts work to strengthen your hair and enchant your senses. Kukui oil, coconut oil and sea salt ensure a healthy, voluptuous head of beach hair all year round! From Maui to Martinique, PHILIP B® Maui Wowie Beach Mist is the perfect solution for your styling wipe-outs, plus is an updo’s best friend!

How to use: Shake bottle well. Spray evenly on damp or dry hair. Air-dry or blow-dry with a diffuser. For fine hair create lift, volume and texture; for thick hair create body, texture, fullness and bounce.
Paraben- and phthalate-free.

You can learn more about the Philip B line and purchase online at Philipb.com.

 

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

30 Days to Ageless Skin Challenge

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I was asked to  join the PCA SKIN 30 Days to Ageless Skin Beauty Challenge. I was supplied products specific to my skin concerns and asked to chronicle 30 days of use. I started my process two weeks ago, here is how my skin was looking prior to the challenge (yikes).

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Well as you can see my skin was looking dull, I have a few blemishes and could use a little TLC. PCA Skin hooked me up with a rescue kit for my skin and here is what I have been using the last two weeks.

PCA Skin facial wash

A great face wash, I love gel formulas. This facial wash lathered well and left my skin feeling really clean without drying it out. I look forward to washing my face post-workout and how refreshed it feels after using the PCA facial wash.

Facial Wash
This gentle lactic acid formulation includes a novel cleansing blend that effectively removes environmental impurities and makeup while leaving the skin hydrated, soothed and pH balanced. Recommended for normal skin on the face and body.

PCA skin broad spectrum

With fair skin, I am always looking for a good SPF product. I love how light this PCA Skin Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45 is. The formula absorbs right away and doesn’t leave and sticky or greasy feeling on my skin.

Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45
This revolutionary formulation provides water-resistant broad spectrum protection with a light finish. The blend of UVA/UVB protecting sunscreen agents, including ultra-sheer zinc oxide, provides sun-shielding benefits. Tested to protect for 80 minutes in water, it is the perfect choice for an outdoor lifestyle. It also contains the important antioxidants silybin, also known as milk thistle, and caffeine.

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This is one of my favorite products. Within the first week I could see a different in the tone of my skin, little blemishes and marks were fading. And my skin just had a healthier more vibrant glow.

Total Strength Serum
Total Strength Serum specifically addresses aging concerns by using the newest generation blend of peptides and amino acids that helps increase the production of collagen I, III and IV. Users will see a noticeable reduction in wrinkle volume while helping to regain elasticity, minimize pores and improve overall skin texture. The result is an overall lifting, smoothing effect.

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Every morning and evening I apply just a pea sized amount. The skin along my jaw and neck are looking much firmer in just tow weeks. And if you nursed your kids you know the havoc that can create for your breasts. This cream will help firm the delicate tissue and leave your girls looking perkier and smoother. Score!

Perfecting Neck & Décolleté
The neck and décolleté are the most ignored areas of skin, yet they are two of the first to show signs of aging. Perfecting Neck & Décolleté is designed to specifically address the delicate tissue of this skin, offering unmatched rapid results in wrinkle repair, texture and UV-induced hyperpigmentation. Clinical results showed a demonstrable difference in skin complexion, laxity, texture and wrinkles within just five weeks.

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When you are serious about changing your skin you bring out the big guns! The Intensive Age Refining Treatment is pretty strong stuff. I started with just two nights the first two weeks, next week I will try three nights. Just a pea sized drop of this serum will help hydrate and soothe your skin, while it goes to work to minimize fine lines. I can definitely see an improvement in the lines around my eyes. I can’t wait to see how it has helped at the end of the challenge.

Intensive Age Refining Treatment®: 0.5% pure retinol night
This nighttime treatment formulation combines 0.5% pure retinol paired with antioxidants and a host of beneficial ingredients to hydrate and soothe, while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In the evening, apply a pea-sized amount after cleansing and toning. Begin by limiting use to twice a week, gradually increasing application frequency to every other night, and then advancing to each evening or as tolerated. Follow with the appropriate PCA SKIN moisturizer. Mild irritation may initially be experienced and is not a sign of a negative complication. This product is indicated for use in the evening only.

You can learn more about the PCA Skin line and purchase at www.pcaskin.com.

 

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


Nordstrom Spring Beauty Event

Now that spring has sprung, Nordstrom is celebrating the new season with beauty’s hottest trends!

Midnight Bronze

Midnight Bronze: It all starts with a flawless complexion, and bronzer adds a warm glow for an overall radiance. Hints of gold on the eye and even lips add a cool metallic touch. For a more dramatic effect, try a flash of blue on the eye or nail – a pop of aqua or cobalt is perfect for summer!

Pretty striking

Pretty Striking: Bright pink or orange lips, endless lush lashes and faintly flushed cheeks steal the spotlight on spring beauty.

See these looks come to life at your local Nordstrom Beauty Trend Event. Join Nordstrom Beauty for one-on-one time with their savvy beauty experts and industry insiders. They will share the latest beauty tips and tricks while you’re pampered with a free makeup or skincare consultation. Afterwards, get access to FREE deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts). Admission is free — so don’t miss it!

This weekend - April 11th and 12th – swing by your local Nordstrom for their Beauty Trend Event! Join Nordstrom Beauty for one-on-one time with their savvy beauty experts and industry insiders. They will share the latest beauty tips and tricks while you’re pampered with a free makeup or skincare consultation. Afterwards, get access to FREE deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts). Admission is free — so don’t miss it!

To RSVP or for special accommodations, simply call or stop by your favorite cosmetics counter, located within Nordstrom.  For additional details, dates/times and participating locations click here.

Join The Fun This Weekend At:

Nordstrom Northpark
8687 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225
214.231.3900

SouthCenter
100 Southcenter Mall
Tukwila, WA 98188
206.246.0400

Anchorage
603 D Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
907.279.7622

Downtown Portland
701 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
503.224.6666

City Creek Center
55 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
801.322.4200

Mall of America
1000 NW Court
Bloomington, MN 55425
952.883.2121

Woodfield
6 Woodfield Shopping Center
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847.605.2121

Irvine Spectrum
101 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
949.255.2800

Thousand Oaks
346 West Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805.418.4500

The Westchester
135 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
914.946.1122