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My Daily Routine with NeriumAD

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Jocelyn and I are taking part in the NeriumAD 90 days Real Results Contest. We were asked to use Nerium twice a day and share our results with you along our journey. Our first post we introduced you to the NeriumAD line and now we want to share and how we  have added NeriumAD to our daily beauty routine. In our final post we will include a before and after photo so you can see our actual results from using the Nerium skincare line as well as reading what we think of the products. We would love for you to join us in the 90-day Real Results Contest, you can get more info and join here http://www.90daygallery.com/.

About Nerium International:
During advanced research on the uses of the Nerium oleander plant, an accidental discovery was made: the unique properties of Nerium oleander provided remarkable age-defying results when applied to the skin. This finding led to the creation of the NeriumAD skincare line.

Nerium scientists developed a breakthrough process, NBio-PL2, to derive an extract from the Nerium oleander plant in a way that preserves its unique and beneficial properties. This patented extraction process yields the NAE-8 extract, with powerful antioxidant properties, used to formulate the first-of-its-kind, age-defying Nerium product line.

Nerium International is the first company with the exclusive capability to harness the power of the Nerium oleander plant in its skincare products. The product line addresses multiple concerns at once, including: wrinkles, discoloration, and texture. Nerium controls this main active ingredient from seed to bottle, making the Nerium skincare line both high-impact and innovative. This is the Nerium Difference.

 Jocelyn: My Morning Beauty Routine

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Jocelyn: My Morning Beauty Routine!

I have to say I’ve been using this Nerium AD for the past almost two months…. and I have been so happy with the results. My skin has two types during the winter. Dry and Painful. That’s about it. I have to be VERY careful with my skin in the winter because of how sensitive it is. We live in Oregon. We should have great weather for skin. Slightly warmer than cold, damp, and not too hot or too cold. The middle ground is perfect for skin. Usually – I don’t have such a hard time. But lately, my skin has been achey. It’s been dry and painful! I was my face with a gentle lotion twice a day. I start off in the morning using Nerium AD in the morning – after washing  my face, and then after washing at night, I finish off with Nerium AD at night.

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Believe it or not – after following this routine for the past 8+ weeks, my skin HAS NOT done what it has every other winter. I have been able to stave off the extreme skin conditions. The lotion helps soothe my achey skin, and has kept me from having to deal with the troublesome skin I’ve had to deal with in the past.

I apply Nerium AD in the morning, and it helps protect and heal my skin. I follow up again at night, and the two products combined have changed my life.

CHANGED MY LIFE!

My pores are smaller, my skin is softer, my crow’s feet are all but gone, and the skin under my eyes is tighter! I am OBSESSED with this line, and I’m trying to figure out how I can use it for the rest of my life. Hold while I check on that.

Now Erin and I can get back to what we do best………..

EZ and JL

Erin: My Nightly Beauty Routine

In the Pacific NW we have been hit with unseasonably dry, cold weather. We are accustomed to rainy, mild winters but the last two weeks it has been incredibly dry with temps dipping into the single digits. This cold, dry weather normally would wreak havoc on my skin. But even after long days out in the cold and wind shopping for gifts or taking the kids to the tree farm my skin has been looking and feeling great thanks to Nerium.

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At night, my routine includes washing my face with a cleansing brush to ensure I get all the dirt, toxins and makeup off. Then I use 4 pumps of NeriumAD nighttime and apply it all over my face, neck, and chest. Nerium is so easy to use, instead of the multiple bottles I use to need at night, I just need my Nerium. I look forward to the clean scent, and how great my skin feels when I apply it.

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Once I have applied, I can jump into bed while Nerium goes to work improving the appearance of the texture, tone and wrinkles on my face. I love how balanced this serum is I wake up the next day and my skin feels really hydrated but not greasy at all. I am starting to see some real changes in my skin. Along with an improved clarity, I love how much firmer and more radiant my skin looks. Can’t wait to share the final results of my NeriumAD challenge and show you my before and after pics.

You can learn more about these products at www.mynerium.com.

Disclosure: We were sent samples of the above mentioned products for potential review on our site. We were not paid to write this post and all opinions and thoughts are 100% our own.

 

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum

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After a month of using Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum my skin is feeling and looking fantastic. Within the first week of use my skin was noticeably smoother, brighter and just had a healthy glow. I have very pale skin and with the lack of sun in the Pacific NW this time of year I usually look like I live under a rock. But this serum has really saved my skin, it has helped with the random dry spots I get and I just love how bright and healthy my skin looks. As an avid user of foundation I am surprised I find myself going out with little or no foundation on now that my skin looks so much better.

The serum is ultra light and spreads really easy so you don’t need much for great coverage. The light floral scent is really pretty and my skin just drinks this stuff in. If you are looking for something to brighten and rejuvenate your skin this is your serum! On top of making my skin more radiant and drastically smoother it has helped with the fine lines around my eyes.

 

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum $54
This youth defense concentrate serum features a proprietary active complex: Naturadiance PB18+ to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, help increase elasticity, restore radiance and increase hydration, while antioxidants create a natural defense shield to help protect against environmental aggressors. Leaves skin visibly glowing, hydrated and younger-looking.

The Benefits

Helps restore skin radiance
Improve dullness and dehydration
Minimise the first signs of ageing
Help protect skin from environmental aggressors
Key Ingredients

Our exclusive Naturadiance PB18+ complex combines 15 Bio-Intrinsic TM botanical extracts with 3 breakthrough ingredients to deliver potent antioxidant properties to help protect, revitalize and enhance your skin’s recovery cycle.
Persian Silk Extract to help strengthen skin cell capacity to shield against environmental stress.
Whu-Zhu-Yu Extract possesses excellent microcirculation boosting and skin smoothing properties.
Peach Leaf Extract to help recover skin vitality and promote cellular regeneration.

You can find this and other Jurlique items perfect for holiday gifting at www.jurlique.com

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

Ready for Gifting: It Cosmetics Full Size 7-pc Micro-Airbrush Set with Stand

7 Piece Luxe Blurring Micro-Airbrush Brush Collection

Shopping for the girl who has everything? Well I have the perfect gift and even better it comes gift wrapped and ready to give.

The It Cosmetics Full Size Micro-Airbrush Blurring brush set is the perfect addition to any beauty lovers collection. The set comes with a beautiful stand that looks great on my counter and keeps all my brushes close and easy to access. The brushes themselves are incredibly soft really one of the nicest makeup brush sets that I have tried.

The standouts of the collection for me are the eyeshadow crease brush and the allover eyeshadow brush. I love how they held just the right amount of shadow and made mess free application a cinch. Another great collection from It Cosmetics.

It Cosmetics Full Size 7-pc. Micro-Airbrush Blurring Brush Set with Stand $59.50

What is it: This ultimate, must-have brush wardrobe collection includes seven full-sized Luxe Blurring Micro-Airbrush brushes, plus a brush stand. All of the brushes included in this full-sized set are designed to give you a flawless airbrushed application. The extremely high brush-hair count makes for an effortless distribution of your favorite IT Cosmetics without tugging on your skin–exactly what IT girls asked for! Glamorously store and display these gorgeous brushes in the ultra-luxe brush stand. Comes complete with box, bow, and gift tag.

Who is it for: Anyone who wants a full-sized collection of luxurious brushes for a flawless makeup application with a smooth, even, airbrushed look.

Why is it different: The luxe blurring Micro-Airbrush Brushes make for the most effective distribution of your favorite IT Cosmetics without tugging on the skin or eye area, while helping to blur the appearance of imperfections. Great brushes make your makeup and skin look its best, and this is the ultimate brush wardrobe. The extremely soft bristles make it great for all skin types while the ultra-luxe brush stand is the perfect complement to store all of your IT brushes.

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How do I use it: The Airbrush Powder Brush allows you to flawlessly apply your powders evenly all over.

The Angled Complexion Brush is perfect for brightening and sculpting your cheeks and complexion with blush and bronzer.

The Flawless Foundation Brush helps you achieve an airbrushed, streak-free finish with any powder, cream, or liquid foundation.

The Blurring Concealer Brush instantly covers and blurs away any skin imperfections.

The Eyeshadow Crease Brush lets you seamlessly apply and blend cream or powder shadows to define the eye contour.

With the Allover Eyeshadow Brush, you can apply, layer, and blend shadows for an airbrushed look.

The No-Tug Eyeliner & Eyebrow Brush are perfect for applying liquid/cream liners at the lash line and for using with powders to fill in brows.

From IT Cosmetics.

Includes:

Micro-Airbrush Powder Brush
Micro-Airbrush Angled Complexion Brush
Micro-Airbrush Flawless Foundation Brush
Micro-Airbrush Blurring Concealer Brush
Micro-Airbrush Eyeshadow Crease Brush
Airbrush Allover Eyeshadow Brush
No-Tug Eyeliner & Eyebrow Brush
Vanity stand
Box with bow and gift tag

You can learn more about this set and purchase at QVC.com.

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


You’re going to want this fragrance, and not tell ANYONE what it is!

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Part of me wants to keep this fragrance all to myself. I don’t want anyone to know, it’s my little secret!  You know when you find a perfume you love, you just want to keep it all to yourself? I’ve actually had it happen before, found a fragrance I love….then next thing I know people are asking what it is – then BOOM! We all smell the same. That’s no fun.

So I’m going to tell you about this so you can run out and get it before anyone else you know gets it…. and it can be ALL YOURS. If I know you and you’re reading this, you better not buy it – or I’ll cut you. Okay, I won’t cut you, but I will stop hanging out with you. I’m in love….don’t take this from me.

Lolita Lempicka’s Elle L’Aime, meaning “she loves”, will let you discover what that is. Unlock the mystery within and enter a world that reveals the complexities and intricacies of the way women love. When you know Elle L’aime, you know what she loves. At once you understand what is precious, sensual and absolutely decadent.

Elle L’aime IS the scent of woman … her laugh, her zest for life, her desire, her soul. And like this very special woman, Elle L’aime too demands to be noticed; drawing you in, inviting a loved one to come close and be captivated.

This sophisticated, feminine, radiant floral scent has dazzling top notes of Bergamot, Neroli, and Lime, melded with an exotic, decadent Coco Essence heart, and warmed to a sumptuous close with luscious Vanilla and Sandalwood.

To experience Elle L’aime is to understand love’s mystery.

I’m not kidding you….. this is THE perfume for Christmas. Trust.

Okay let’s talk about my tacky Christmas cottage. I love this thing. When I was younger someone in my family, I believe my grandma, had this fiber-optic Christmas decoration, and I LOVED it. When my boys were really little, I found this fiber-optic Christmas village at Target. I snatched it up. Ever since then, it’s been the favorite Christmas decoration of my kids and nieces/nephews. I love the thing. You’re going to be seeing more of it. Get ready. :)

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