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Introducing Éminence Handmade Organic Skin Care of Hungary

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Founded in  1958, Éminence  has been using sustainable farming and green practices to create natural, organic and Biodynamic® products. Their products are free of parabens, animal by-products, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, harmful colorants and fragrances, mineral oils, petroleum, and other harsh cosmetic chemicals.

They use hand-picked and hand-mixed fresh ingredients to create products that contain potent healing and beautifying properties. Many of these ingredients are combined with pure waters drawn from a thermal hot spring lake containing minerals and trace elements found nowhere else on earth.

Their products are handmade without any severe heating or hydrogenating processes that can affect the nutritional content and potency of natural ingredients. Vitamins are captured in their all-natural fresh base, offering dramatic results as actual seeds, pulps and peels impart regenerative and healing powers that only nature can produce.

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My first Éminence product was their Balancing Masque Duo. I loved that it was two masques in one and was the perfect fit for my combo skin. The clay mask was great on my T  Zone and helped draw out all the gunk stuck in my pores. I left the masque on for just over 20 minutes and I love how smooth and clean my T Zone was once I washed it off.

The second half is the Pomelo Cheek Treatment, it smells amazing and felt great on my cheeks. My pores are the most enlarged on my cheeks so I was really excited for this part of the masque. The clay helped to clean out my pours and the shea butter left my cheeks soft, hydrated and feeling amazing.

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Éminence Balancing Masque Duo 

CHARCOAL T-ZONE PURIFIER
Deep cleaning, pore refining masque for combination and oily skin types, especially problem skin.

Clarify skin’s overall appearance and texture with this revitalizing and purifying masque, designed for the oily T-Zone area. Kaolin clay and charcoal detoxify skin, drawing out oil, dirt and bacteria that cause excess sebum. The botanical active extracted from buchu leaves decreases oil production and reduces the look of pore size, leaving skin with a mattified and smooth appearance.

POMELO CHEEK TREATMENT
Revitalizing, moisture-rich masque for combination and normal to dry skin types.

Treat skin to a powerful dose of hydration with this luxurious facial masque. Kaolin clay deep cleans, gently draws out surface impurities, and prepares the skin for the infusion of soothing shea butter to restore skin’s moisture. The antioxidants and vitamins from fresh pomelo juice and bamboo leaf extract help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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The Arctic Berry Cream smells fantastic! Every time I use it I love how great it leaves my skin smelling and feeling all day. The formula is thick and rich but still very lightweight. It absorbs quickly leaving no residue and my skin feels so incredibly soft and any dry spots are a thing of the past.

Did I mention how amazing it smells? If they made this a fragrance I would be wearing it daily.

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Éminence Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream
Ultra-hydrating jojoba oil works alongside our exclusive Peptide Illuminating Complex to soothe your skin. It’s a powerful daily moisturizer for all skin types.

Apply a layer of moisturizer over the entire face and neck area. Leave on. For a lighter application, emulsify a small amount of moisturizer in your hand with a few drops of water. For extra hydration, apply a thicker layer on dry areas.

 

Learn more about Éminence products and find out where to purchase at www.organicskincareplus.com.

 

Disclosure: I received a press sample for review. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own.

Expert Beauty Tips for Healthy Summertime Skin & Hair

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DON’T LET THE SUMMER SUN WREAK HAVOC ON YOUR SKIN AND HAIR
If you’re wondering how to keep your hair and skin healthy all summer, not to worry! Lifestyle expert Jeanne Kissman, founder of PlumHill pure body essentials, shared fantastic tips below on ways to keep your skin and hair in tip top shape this summer.

Tips For Healthy Summertime Skin And Hair

Protect your lips. The summer sun can dry out and cause damage to delicate lip tissue, so use an all natural lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher.

Take a cold shower. After a hot day in the sun, a hot shower will enhance the effects of dry skin. Take a cold shower to lower the temperature in your skin and reduce acne breakouts.

Drink some red wine. Treat yourself to a glass of red wine before spending time in the sun. Studies suggest that the flavonoids found in the skin of red grapes may reduce the sun’s ability to destroy skin cells. Not only does wine taste yummy, but it also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.

Use mineral makeup. Sunscreen is your skin’s first line of defense against harmful UVA rays, but also use all natural mineral makeup for light coverage and an SPF protection of 30-50.

Wear a wide-brimmed hat. Protect your skin and hair from the sun’s damaging rays by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. The hat will also protect your scalp and prevent sunburn.

Exfoliate away the dry skin. Everyone wants to have soft, supple skin in the summer, so use a sugar or salt scrub to rub away unwanted dry skin. Homemade scrubs are inexpensive and can be made from sugar or salt, olive oil, lemon juice, and your favorite essential oils. Pay close attention to the knees and elbows.

Dine on melons. Beautiful summer skin comes from within. Eat a lot of cantaloupe and watermelon, as they are filled with antioxidants and will help hydrate the skin. Enjoy radiant summer skin by eating a healthy diet.

Even out your skin tone. Use fresh strawberries to freshen up your skin tone. Cut large strawberries in half, squeeze them to release the juices, and rub them in circular motions over your face. Leave on your face for 2 – 3 minutes, then rinse. Consistent use will brighten sun and age spots to give you a more even skin tone.

Protect your hair before swimming. Wet hair will absorb fewer chemicals like chlorine than dry hair. Also keep hair braided or pinned up to prevent unruly tangles. Avoid a tight bun, as wet hair is susceptible to breakage when it is pulled.

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It’s time to gear up for exciting outdoor summer excursions, but it is also important to prepare your hair and skin for all of the extra sun exposure. In addition to taking measures to protect against the sun, freshen up your skin and celebrate the season with sweet and tropical scented body essentials from PlumHill! PlumHill is an all-natural skin care line that’ll take your skin from dry and chapped to fresh, glowing, and silky smooth! From bath and body products to gift sets and lip balms, PlumHill is the perfect choice for those wanting to bring a natural, paraben-free line of products into their skincare regimen.

The below summertime PlumHill pure body essentials will help you relax after long afternoons of beach volleyball and hikes.

Pictured below, left to right and top to bottom: Coconut Lime Body Creme ($14), Coconut Lime Body Oil ($29), Coconut Lime Sugar Body Scrub ($28), Coconut Lime Hand & Body Wash ($14), Island Woods Body Creme ($14), Island Woods Body Oil ($29), Island Woods Sugar Body Scrub ($28), and Island Woods Hand & Body Wash ($14).

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Don’t forget to bring along one of PlumHill’s travel sets of pure body essentials wherever you go this summer! They make the perfect companion for your beach bag or carry-on for your summer getaway. Each travel set ($19) includes a 2oz Sugar Body Scrub, 2oz Body Oil, 2oz Hand and Body Wash, and a .15oz Lip Balm.

 

 

About Jeanne Kissman
Jeanne Kissman is a skin care expert and the founder of Plum Hill Pure Body Essentials. Plum Hill Body Essentials features all natural body care products that are good for your skin and good for the planet. Created to combat the effects of dry skin, you’ll find that Plum Hill nourishes your skin with very special ingredients such as sweet almond oil, shea butter, kukui nut oil, and pure cane sugar that are all natural, paraben-free, and never tested on animals. Available in 5 captivating scents at www.plumhill.net

Check out Free Beauty Events in your area!

Looking for some great new beauty products ? Spring is a great time to clean out your makeup cabinet and add some new colors and lighter products for the warmer months ahead.

Check out FreeBeautyEvents.com, they list all the events in your area with the latest and greatest products.  Just enter your zip to find out what great events are going on near you. They even host a monthly contest with some of the latest and greatest beauty finds.

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Their May Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Revlon, CoverGirl, NYX, St. Ives, Olay and more! The Contest runs from now through 5/31/15, winners will be chosen on 6/5/2015 and notified by 6/15/2015.  Be sure to like the Free Beauty Events Facebook Page to enter to win prizes. 

 

To find out what is happening near you click here.

 


New! Illamasqua Gel Sculpt

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Nothing changes a girls life like the day she learns about contouring. Such a simple way to bring out the best in your face and help accentuate bone structure. I have used quite a few powder highlighting and contouring products but the Illamasqua Gel Sculpt was my first time trying a gel product.

When you first pop it open the color is very dark, a little frightening for a fair skin girl like myself.  I applied under my cheek bone and the color on my skin was much tamer than I expected. The gel was easy to work with and I blended upward creating a nice contrast to bring out my cheekbones.

 

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After I did my cheeks I ran the gel stick lightly along the very edge of my face from my ear down along my jaw and across to the other ear. Just a light rub to blend it in. And instantly my jawline has definition and looks slimmer.

 

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Sadly the pictures don’t do this amazing product justice. The color is so easy to work with and creates great definition. And the best part it lasts all day and into the evening. Unlike powder formulas that dissipate throughout the day Gel Sculpt looked just as great at the end of the day as it did when I applied it. Such an amazing beauty tool to bring out the best in your face. This will definitely be a staple in my beauty routine.

 

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Illamasqua Gel Sculpt in Silhouette 
A unique contouring gel creation that offers subtle definition to cheeks with ease. The hue of Silhouette creates a delicate shadow under cheekbones and along the jawline which can be blended with ease to achieve beautiful, natural contours.

Application Technique
Using your fingers or the Highlighter Brush, apply Gel Sculpt across the temples, hollows of the cheek and jawline and blend gently. To be applied prior to setting foundation.

Artist Tip
Use a small amount of Gel Colour over the lips to deepen your natural lip colour.

 

Press Sample: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.