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Drinkable Sunscreen?

My family all has fair skin and skin cancer has touched quite a few of my family members. My parents have both had skin cancer but very treatable ones, and my little brother 6 years my junior just had a melanoma removed. So sun protection is a always on the forefront of my mind. I spend a lot of time outdoors and after my youth of tanning beds and hours baking in the sun I know its not will I get skin cancer probably when it will  happen. I can’t erase the past but I can protect my skin going forward.

I am always looking for new sun protection products and I am really intrigued my the drinkable sun protection. I have been reading up on it and there are as many skeptics as believers.  What are your thoughts can a drinkable sunscreen really work?

 

 

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Drinkable Option: Osmosis Harmonized Water UV Neutralizer
Described at the world’s 1st drinkable sunscreen, this dietary supplement is available in two formulas (Tan Enhancing and No Tan Enhancing).
Physician endorsed, no chemicals, non-toxic, this is simply purified water imprinted with unique, vibrational waves which isolate out the precise frequencies needed to protect you from UV rays. The frequencies that have been imprinted on water will vibrate on your skin in such a way as to cancel approximately 97% of the UVA and UVB rays (similar to broad spectrum SPF 30 products). This results in 3 hours of coverage that can be repeated for extended stays in the sun. These two different UV Waters allow for increased sun exposure (30x more than normal), protect your eyes, do not wash off when swimming and can increase your tanning response.

$30, 3.38 oz from dermstore.com

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Topical Option: Osmosis Skincare Shade Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Moisturizer
Shade is a broad-spectrum facial sunscreen that protects against the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays. As a high-performance sun-protecting moisturizer, it is ideal for all skin types. This sunblock features soothing aloe vera to diminish irritation and redness. Your complexion is shielded from free radicals with antioxidant-rich green tea extract while shea butter imparts nourishing moisture. Your skin is left feeling soft and conditioned.

$24, 1oz from dermstore.com

Celebrate National Fragrance Day this Saturday March 21, 2015

This Saturday, March 21, 2015 is National Fragrance Day.  Check out a few great ideas below to restock your fragrance supply!

 

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Lancome La Vie est Belle Eau de Parfum
The fragrance that makes life more beautiful. La Vie est Belle introduces the first ever iris gourmand. The juice is made with the most precious natural ingredients, a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a gist of gourmand. It entwines the elegance of iris with the strength of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend; for an incredible scent with depth and complexity.
Price: $80
Available: Lancôme counters nationwide and lancome-usa.com

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ERH1012 deadofnight Perfume Oil
Captivating unisex perfume oil featuring the hypnotic ingredient that has the world mesmerized: Oudh. Prized for centuries for its deeply complex scent and aphrodisiac affects, precious Oudh is a rare, aromatic resin from the ancient East. Warm and sensual, deadofnight opens with green top notes. The complexity of the Oudh heart is balanced with light, floral hints of Jasmine and Rose, and finishes with nuanced Sandalwood, Amber, and White Musk. The sophisticated, unique fragrance finishes with a lingering hint of mystical allure. Handcrafted in small batches, the exceptional oil is slowly absorbed into the skin, combining with the wearer to create a deeply personal, unique scent.
WHAT IT COSTS: 20 mL, $595; 10 mL, $355; 1.25 mL, $55; 1.25mL Fragrance in (18k) Gold Plated Flower Necklace, $295
WHERE TO FIND IT: www.erh1012.com
Perfume oil 1.25mL

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Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable- Botanical Cologne of Love
Treat those dear to your heart to an exquisite fragrance experience with Eau Aimable, the Botanical Cologne of Love, from Le Couvent des Minimes. Sparkling and delicious, this floral-fruity blend combines sweet orange blossom, citrus fruits and five beneficial plants to evoke sweet memories. The scent transports you to a springtime stroll through Mediterranean orange trees and conjures the fresh, juicy scent of summer fruits.
Price: 3.4 oz, $38 ; 8.4 oz, $49

Available: usa.lecouventdesminimes.com

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Outspoken Fresh by Fergie Eau de Parfum Spray from Avon
Exotic, bold and voluptuous like Fergie, the woman behind this fragrance, the intoxicating scent opens with a blend of sparkling citrus notes and crisp orange flower, enlivened with lush lychee-rose and vibrant blackcurrant flowers to transport you to a lush, exotic escape. Warm vetiver brings depth and sensuality to the fragrance as precious white iris and creamy sandalwood add an addictive, lasting signature.
Price: $34

Available: Avon.com or through Avon representatives

New! MAC BAO BAO WAN

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MAC BAO BAO WAN
High-society darling, artist, pop philosopher, muse and jewellery designer Bao Bao Wan is one of China’s most renowned style stars. Her debut collaboration with M•A•C is inspired by her womanly and brazen aesthetic, with metallic golds and rich jewel tones reflecting her trademark decorative designs. Eyes are gilded in bronze, skin twinkles like a diamond, lips flicker like rubies and nails outshine even the most precious gems. The collection is outfitted in velvety brown packaging featuring burnished metal, embellished with her signature. Nodding to tradition while trailblazing new trends, M∙A∙C and Bao Bao Wan invite every face to take centre stage.

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Bao Bao’s Jewels Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow
The pure power of pigment in a creamy, lightweight hybrid, offering distinctive effects – applied wet for a super saturation of colour with metallic brilliance, or dry for sheer coverage with a soft, sparkling finish. In a limited-edition palette, Bao Bao’s Jewels! Five complementary shades glide on and blend beautifully for infinite day-to-night looks: matte to highly pearlized finish. Special luxe velvety brown packaging with Bao Bao Wan’s logo.

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BAO BAO WAN Studio Nail Lacquer $13.50
M∙A∙C Studio Nail Lacquer provides rich, opaque colour in two high-gloss finishes: cream, pearl and glitter. A new formula, developed without toluene, formaldehyde or DBP and new brush for smooth application. In limited-edition new hues: Kashmir Blue, Imperial Green and Sunset Tourmaline. Special luxe velvety brown packaging with Bao Bao Wan’s logo.

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BAO BAO WAN BEAUTY POWDER $28.00
A powder that delivers a subtle luminescent glow. Micro-fine, sheer and silky. Pressed for portability. Goes on lightly. In limited-edition Summer Opal. Special luxe velvety brown packaging with Bao Bao Wan’s logo.

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BAO BAO WAN LIPSTICK $17.50
Colour plus texture for the lips. What made M•A•C famous. In vibrant new hues envisioned by Bao Bao Wan: Forbidden Sunrise, a brilliant orange-garnet, Lavender Jade, a sumptuous purple, Burmese Kiss, a bright coral pink and Romantic Breakdown, a sheer nude. Special luxe velvety brown packaging with Bao Bao Wan’s logo.


Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette and Brush

 

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Every once in awhile an amazing new beauty product comes along and the new Kat Von D palette is one of those. Since the day I opened this, I can’t get enough. Lack of sleep or allergy induced puffiness my face can still look sleek and flawless with the help of this amazing palette.

With the enclosed guide this palette makes contouring at home easy as pie. I love the different shades and am amazed how quick it can slim and brighten my face. I’m debating buying out the stock and hiding it in a safe. I don’t think I can live without it now!

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette $46.00
An exclusive contour palette featuring three shades for contouring and three shades for highlighting, designed to shape and define facial features to create a look of authentic dimensionality.

What it does:
An expert sketch artist, Kat Von D uses shadow and light to create depth and dimension in her captivating portraits, infusing them with lifelike authenticity. Take artistry shading into your own hands with this Shade + Light Contour Palette. Effortlessly sculpt, chisel, shape, and slenderize your features for enhanced definition. Unlike traditional bronzing powders, the Shade + Light Contour Palette is loaded with a unique selection of matte shades that capture the true hues of shadow and light. The three contour shades create realistic shadows to recede facial features, while the three highlight shades impart a soft luminosity to amplify dimension. A true artist’s palette specially designed to be used with the Shade + Light Contour Brush, these silky, buildable powders blend effortlessly into the skin for a flawless, fade-proof finish that flatters every skin tone or face shape. This set is exclusively available at Sephora.

This set contains:
– 3 x 0.16 oz Shade powder in Sombre (true taupe), Shadowplay (soft brown), Subconscious (deep brown)
– 3 x 0.08 oz Light powder in Lucid (pinkish nude), Lyric (yellow beige), Levitation (soft peach)
-Step-by step guide

What else you need to know:
The palette includes an illustrated step-by step tutorial featuring three easy, artistic ways to define your cheekbones, slim your face, and shape your nose. The Shade + Light Contour Brush is sold separately.

Follow the included insert—illustrated by Kat herself—and master the art of contouring in three simple ways: Define cheekbones: sculpt and chisel your appearance. Slim your face: slenderize features and define the jawline. Shape your nose: taper your silhouette.

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Brushes usually don’t get me too excited I have always used my fingers to apply most of my makeup. Not fancy but I find it works well. But the Kat Von D Shade & Light Countour Brush is a brush worth my excitement. The brush is so soft and holds the makeup well without making a mess. Its so exceptionally soft it makes smooth and precise application a breeze.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Brush $36
What it is:
An exclusive dual-ended brush that is ergonomically designed with an angled end for contouring and a tapered dome end for highlighting—all encased within a sleek protective case.

What it does:
Experience the transformative power of contouring with this advanced multipurpose brush. Specially designed by Kat Von D to be paired with the Shade & Light Contour Palette, this brush’s powerful two-in-one design combines density of a contouring brush with the tapered accuracy of a highlighting brush to deliver ultimate precision and versatility. Glide the angled end along the hollows of your cheeks and temples for effortless sculpting; guide the tapered dome end along desired areas to enhance and illuminate features. Artfully constructed with super soft, white-tipped synthetic bristles on both ends, its gradient brush hairs expertly pick up and diffuse high-pigment powders for seamless blending. This ultimate contouring tool comes encased within a beautiful coffin-shaped case to keep it protected on the go.

Exclusively available at Sephora.

Available for purchase at Sephora stores or online at www.sephora.com.

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