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Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil

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I have always shied away from using oil on my face. With combination, blemish prone skin the thought of putting oil on my face was a bit too scary.  I was sent  a sample of the Ole Henriksen pure truth youth activating oil serum. I have been recovering from pneumonia and my skin was not looking very great.  I decided to put on my big girl pants and try using oil, and am I ever glad I did.

The oil itself is really light and has a nice citrus scent. Once I apply it, the oil immediately absorbs and my face doesn’t feel greasy or icky. Within the first day my skin looked brighter!  Now I am on my third week of use and my fine lines are looking  better and my overall skin quality has really improved. Using the pure truth your activating oil actually moisturized my face better than cream and leaves it less oily throughout  the day.  I apply this in the morning and at night on my face neck and chest and my skin is feeling fantastic.

Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil
What it is:
A powerful activating oil infused with 100 percent pure organic rose hips seed oil, a natural source of active vitamin C, vitamin A, and essential fatty acids, to brighten, repair, and nourish while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What it is formulated to do:
Luxurious and lightweight, this brightly citrus-scented potent antiaging treatment oil quickly absorbs and deeply penetrates to heal, nourish, and hydrate. Fine lines are visibly reduced and skin is immediately brighter and more radiant. Abundant with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, skin is defended from future damage and balanced—look forward to a brighter future daily.

What else you need to know:
Unprocessed to maintain the highest potency, rose hips oil is a single source of active vitamin A, vitamin C, and high levels of essential fatty acids.

Research results:
In a consumer usage study:
- 100% said their skin looked brighter, more luminous, and glowed
- 85% said the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles was visibly reduced

 

Disclosure: I was sent a sample of this for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.

Style For a Cure with Joico!

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Joico has teamed up with City of Hope again this year in order to bring Breast Cancer awareness.  They have donated thousandsd of dollars to further breast cancer research. If you’re a fan of Joico products (LIKE MOI!) then pick these products above. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the cause.

Breast cancer never takes a holiday and Joico/ISO’s annual efforts to raise funds for research and increase awareness doesn’t either. Their efforts to support the fight to end cancer transforms this year to its “Style for A Cure” campaign in a year that has also seen Joico transformed in image and purpose. The Style for A Cure campaign includes special pink product promotions – top stylers JoiMist Firm hairspray and JoiWhip foam offered in a sleek, metallic pink sheen that gradates from top to bottom. These top stylers will be available on special in a “2 for $22” duo deal coming this September/October.  The campaign also continues to offer marketing support for salons and professional stylists who wish to hold their own breast cancer-related events. Joico’s do-it yourself BCA website continues to be a source for salons and stylists to create and promote their very own local efforts to help the cause.

More info – plus where to buy – here!

A Sunless Tan That Can Boost Your Mood?

While Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is no secret, the benefits of using Vitamin D3 during the colder months might be. Vitamin D3 helps improve many symptoms of SAD – low energy, fatigue and depression. It helps to lift moods during cold weather months when days are short and more time is spent indoors, while also helping to noticeably improve skin redness and imperfections.

The perfect antidote to dull, lackluster skin, Brownberry Sunless Tanning Spray is a newly launched clear sunless tanning spray enriched with Vitamin D3. Not only can you maintain a healthy summer glow well into the fall season, but you can also reap the benefits of Vitamin D3 Brownberry that can help boosts one’s mood.

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SPRAY ON A LITTLE SUNSHINE

Brownberry New York, what originally began as Manhattan’s first mobile spray tan service, has recently launched its Clear Sunless Tanning Spray, the debut product in the company’s new retail line.

The only sunless tanning spray on the market enriched with super-nutrient Vitamin D3, the Clear Sunless Tanning Spray is dermatologist-tested, paraben and oil-free, and can be used on both the face and body. The unique formula is supercharged with powerful antioxidants that help smooth and soften skin and conceal minor skin imperfections, while delivering a healthy, sun-kissed glow without the harmful effects of UV rays and sun damage.

The foolproof application features a 360-degree continuous spray actuator, allowing the light, rub-free mist to be evenly applied upside-down, ideal for hitting those hard-to-reach areas that can often result in splotchy, uneven application.

The Clear Sunless Tanning Spray is $45 and available online at Brownberry New York. Meant to be applied at night, the spray delivers a safe, naturally flawless glow that develops within hours for a “fresh-from-vacation” luminous look that lasts up to 8 days.

About Brownberry Clear Sunless Tanning Spray:
Made of only the finest ingredients and dermatologist tested, Brownberry’s continuous spray formula combines a clear sunless tanner with Vitamin D3, a vital nutrient women lack universally from sunshine and natural food sources alone. Applied topically Vitamin D3’s antioxidant properties smooth and soften skin while also linked to treating skin conditions like Vitiligo and Psoriasis. The fresh green tea scented mist is lightweight and non-drying with superior even coverage, providing a safe, naturally flawless glow.


Get The Look: Michelle Dockery at the 2013 Emmy Awards

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Michelle Dockery Emmy Awards 2013
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Nominee, Downton Abbey
Look by Jordan Long for Laura Mercier

For Dockery’s 2013 Emmys makeup look, makeup artist Jordan Long was inspired by a series of stunning watercolors painted by the artist David Downton in the January 2013 issue of Vanity Fair. In order to complement the classic femininity and clean lines of Dockery’s custom made Prada gown, Long kept her makeup very minimal, focusing on her glowing skin and strong brows.

FACE: Flawless, glowing skin
• Long first prepped the skin with a moisturizer, eye cream and Laura Mercier Lip Balm, ($20).
• Next, Long applied a fine layer of Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation in Soft Ivory, ($45), using a damp sponge. Then she used Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC#1, ($32) to conceal the skin only where needed.
• She then brushed Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander, ($24) on the apples of the cheeks. In order to give Dockery a subtle glow, Long mixed Laura Mercier Secret Brightener, ($30) with the cream blush.
• Next, she applied a light dusting of Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder, ($35), concentrating solely on the t-zone.
• Lastly, Long layered Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander, ($24) on top of the powder, using the Laura Mercier Finishing Brush, ($42).

LIPS: Neutral lips contrasted the star’s bright, red gown
• Long applied Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bellini, ($24) to Dockery’s naturally pigmented lips.

EYES: Strong brows were the focal point of the eyes
• First, Long blended Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Fresco, ($23) over the entire lid.
• Next, she used the Laura Mercier Eye Crease Travel Brush, ($29) to blend in Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Ballet Pink, ($23) at the center of the lids and into the corner of the eyes, providing a subtle shimmer.
• She then applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Blanc, ($23) just under the star’s brows.
• Long smudged Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Espresso, ($22) very tightly to the lashline and followed with three coats of Laura Mercier Waterproof Mascara in Black, ($20) on the upper and lower lashes. She then added a strip of Laura Mercier Center Faux Eyelashes, ($18) to provide a “fluttery pop.”
• To finish the look, Long filled in and slightly extended Dockery’s brows with Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Coffee Ground, ($23) using the Laura Mercier Angled Eye Colour Brush, ($29).

 

All the products used to create Michelle’s look can be found at www.lauramercier.com