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Tried it, Loved it!!

Laurie with N.V. Perricone recently sent me a face mask to try and review for the site. I usually like to try products a couple times before I review it here, so Laurie – excuse the delay.

Although I’ve tried this product several times now, I could have easily reviewed it after one time. This face mask is probably one of the better mask’s I’ve ever used. It goes on smooth – like a lotion, and you can actually feel it working it’s magic while you wait the 15 minutes to wash it off. One thing I like about this mask (one of the few things) is that it goes on clear – so my husband and kids aren’t afraid to look at me. You know that look your kids give you when you have a black or blue face mask on. (Or are my kids the only ones?)

After easily removing this face mask – my skin instantly feels transformed. Here are just a couple of the benefits from using this product:

  • Increased hydration and nourishment impart a healthy, vibrant glow
  • Firmer, more youthful appearance
  • Minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles while it brightens and evens skin tone
  • Extremely gentle and non-irritating; safe for even the most sensitive skin
  • Guards against signs of premature aging
  • The polyphenols that are found abundantly in Olive Oil are extremely efficient and multifaceted antioxidants. Polyphenols are exceptionally stable and protective. The most powerful member of the polyphenols group is hydroxytyrosol. Extremely rare and effective in even small concentrations.

    This hydrating treatment mask enriched with Olive Oil Polyphenols and Hydroxytyrosol provides nourishment, firmness and tone to skin that is dehydrated or lacking vibrancy due to stress, lack of sleep or poor diet.

    I had never used N.V. Perricone before, but now it’s easy to see why this brand has been favored by celebrities such as Demi Moore!

    $65.00 – N.V. Perricone M.D. Olive Oil Polyphenols Hydrating Nutrient Mask 2 oz

    Thanks again Laurie

    Did any of you guys watch Oprah yesterday?

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    Let me just start off by saying that was a really depressing show to watch!  It was Oprah’s annual “Favorite Things” episode, where she gives everyone in the audience thousands of dollars worth of her favorite things.  To see the complete list of gifts each audience member received this year, go here.  It ranges everywhere from a $40 set of soaps to a $3,799 refrigerator.  And yes, everyone in the audience received this refrigerator (with built in tv and digital cookbook).  It’s CRAZY! 

    The cool part about this show was that none of the women in the audience knew they were on the Favorite Things show.  When Oprah told them – I’m serious – it was almost a riot.  Women were going NUTS! Crying, dancing, dang near passing out.  It was very intense.  Now that I’ve seen one of these shows – and see how much Oprah gives away, I might have fainted myself!

    While I wouldn’t spend money on things like this, it doesn’t mean I don’t want you to buy it for me for Christmas.  Not everything on Oprah’s must-have list was out of our price range.  There were a couple products that I actually wouldn’t mind trying – and would make even better gift ideas.  Here are a couple of my favorite things from Oprah’s favorite things.

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    CLAUS PORTO SOAPS FROM LAFCO NEW YORK

    These all-natural, bath-sized shea butter bars distributed by Lafco New York are a labor of love. They have been created by the Claus Porto’s family-run factory in Portugal for the past 117 years. The jumbo-sized soaps appeal to the senses with beautiful wrappers and 17 magnificent scents, from honeysuckle to grapefruit fig. “They make great hostess gifts,” Oprah says.

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    KAI BODY BUTTER and BODY BUFFER

    “Bathing is an art form and nobody enjoys it more than I do,” Oprah says. Kai customized their signature scent into a moisturizing body butter in a tub just for Oprah. “It’s clean and fresh,” she says. She also loves the Body Buffer by Kai, which combines an exfoliating loofah and cleansing soap all in one. Just wet and squeeze to release foaming bubbles that smell like an exotic garden.

    Bliss Jingle Bell ‘Socks’ Spa Set!

    I love Bliss, it’s probably my favorite skincare line.  If you haven’t tried their products yet, then you really owe it to yourself to give it a try!

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    A perfect holiday gift!

    Inspired by Bliss‘ hot-paraffin-pack spa treatment, this professional-strength foot-lubing duo makes history of hardened heels, puts corns and calluses on recall and makes tired feet feel fleet.

    Includes:
    bliss softening socks: envelops dry skin and, when activated by body heat, force-feeds moisture that treats rough and dry feet.
    bliss softening sock salve: tenderizes tough heels and toes. It soothes, smoothes, and softens the skin, leaving with insufferably soft soles.

    $68.00 – BUY IT HERE!


    Face Highlighter from Missoni!

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    This time of year, my face has this pale tint to it. I hate it! I try not to tan, so I use a lot of bronzers in the winter.  But I may have to give this a try!

    Missoni’s Face Highlighter!

    What it is:
    A luxurious pressed powder luminizer for face and body.

    What else you need to know:
    Experience “la dolce vita” – the good life – as only Missoni knows how to create it. Designed to impart a subtle warmth and delicate golden shimmer, this four-tone highlighter bears the unmistakable zigzag pattern Missoni is known for. Housed in a signature orange compact, it comes with a natural bristle brush, for expert application, and a reusable cotton drawstring pouch with Missoni print pom-poms.

    $70.00 – BUY IT HERE!