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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

John Freida Loose Curls Curling Iron, 1 1/4″

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I have been looking for a large rod curling iron and I finally found a great one. The John Frieda Loose Curls 1 1/4″ Curling Iron is perfect for big loose waves.

The the 11 different settings  helps me get just the right heat to style without frying my hair. I love how this curling iron smooths my hair and eliminates frizz while creating gorgeous loose, curls.

John Frieda Curling Iron, Loose Curls 1 1/4″ $24.99
It has superior ionic anti-frizz conditioning and a ceramic coated barrel to protect your lovely locks. It heats up to 400 degrees F in as little as 30 seconds so you can get out of the house quicker or use those extra minutes to snooze. The high temperature is especially great for hair that normally won’t take curl. The LCD display shows the temperature. Auto shut off will shut your iron off in case you would forget to shut it off. The swivel cord helps you avoid a tangled cord. You will also have an easier time fitting the iron into a narrow drawer because of the cord. A heat mat is included.

  • Definition & Curl
  • Create voluminous waves with a 1½-inch curling iron powered by advanced ionic technology.
  • True ceramic heat reaches up to 400°F/205°C for salon quality results while 11 professional digital settings create customized style for all hair types and textures.
  • Use lower heat setting for fine hair; medium settings for medium hair; the highest settings for coarse or thick hair.

 

Available for purchase at Ulta and online at drugstore.com.

 

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


New! Lancôme Lip Love Dewy Color Lip Perfector

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Lancôme Lip Love Dewy Color Lip Perfector $23
A breakthrough way to get coveted color without sacrificing moisture
This Spring, Lancôme gives women a whole new way to show lips some amour. For the first time, get three luxurious, lip perfecting benefits in one—the hydration of a balm, the vivid shine of a gloss, and the intense color of a lipstick—with Lancôme’s newest addition, Lip Lover. This revolutionary formula drenches lips in eight hours of moisture, smoothes fine lines, and adds an eye-catching dose of shimmering color in 18 saturated shades.

THE FORMULA:
First, a balmy base delivers eight hours of lip softening moisture. Then, a smoothing layer of dewy shine reduces the look of lines and leaves lips looking smooth and flawless. Finally, saturated pigments infuse lips with intense, high-impact color for lips that will leave your lips saying je t’aime.

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THE SHADES:
Available in 18 lustrous shades:

Casse-Noisette
Lip Lover
Bouquet Final
Belle de Rouge*
Violette Pirouette
Rose Contre-Temps
Rose D’eau
Ambre Arabesque*
Bordeaux Tempo
Rose des Cygnes
Orange Manège
Rose Des Nymphes
Fuchsia Attitude
Rose Attrape-Coeur
Beige Adage
Pointe de Rose
Rose Ballet
Framboise Étoile

AVAILABILITY:

Available now exclusively at Sephora, Nordstrom and Lancôme.com. Available May 2014 at Lancôme counters nationwide

*Nordstrom exclusive