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Introducing Aerin Beauty!


“Amber Musk is a warm, inviting scent you want to wrap yourself in – like a soft cozy blanket on a cold snowy night.” – Aerin Lauder.

Aerin Lauder is Estee Lauder’s granddaughter. Aerin founded her lifestyle brand in 2011, and since has created many popular items for her cosmetics, home goods, accessories and purses. Estee Lauder released five of Aerin’s perfumes in 2013, Gardenia Rattan, Amber Musk, Lilac Path, Ikat Jasmine, and Evening Rose. With the five scents, Aerin wanted to capture the scent for each mood and time of year.

Each of the fragrances were developed with the help of Firmenich perfumers. The collection was inspired by Aerin’s favorite fabrics, and the outer boxes by designs from her line. Each bottle has a different stone as the cap, representing the color of one of the ingredients in the perfume. Green for Gardenia Rattan, pale brown for Amber Musk, pink for Lilac Path, white for Ikat Jasmine and purple for Evening Rose.

I have tried Amber Musk, and I’m in love. AERIN Beauty Amber Musk blends sensual florals, distinctive amber and creamy musk. Ambrox makes a velvety first impression, contrasted by a succulent burst of Coconut Water and the femininity of Rose Centifolia Absolute. Like the glow of amber flames, lingering Benzoin & Musk infuses the fragrance with warmth.

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The AERIN Fragrance Collection

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

Introducing Resvology!


It all started ten years ago with National Institutes of Health-funded research grant on how to stabilize naturally occurring molecules for use in cancer treatment. Inspired by the resulting novel technology, our ever-curious researchers applied it to resveratrol and the uniquely stable 4-AR Molecule™ was born.  Gene studies confirmed their suspicions – 4-AR Molecule™ offers superior bioavailability, and is capable of activating 85 key skin genes vital for healthy, youthful-looking skin.

I’ve been using the eye cream and the wrinkle treatment for over a month now, and I’m LOVING them. I think it’s a combination of stress and getting older, but my eyes have aged 10 years in the last month! I’ve been using the eye cream every night before bed, and I have noticed a visible difference when I wake up! Combine that with the wrinkle treatment (for those ever-so-lovely wrinkles of mine) and I’m in love!

Resvology® with 4-AR Molecule™ Age Corrective Wrinkle Treatment (1. Fl. Oz (30 mL) – $129)

A multitasking formula that offers an antioxidant serum, powerful anti-aging treatment and hydrating moisturizer in one. Vitamins A, C & E aid in promoting a smooth radiant complexion, while reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

Resvology® with 4-AR Molecule™ Age Corrective Eye Cream (0.5 Fl. Oz. (25 mL) – $89)

A luxuriously hydrating and rejuvenating eye cream that helps minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Infused with barley, sandalwood & olive extracts, as well as replenishing hydrators to help combat dark circles and puffiness, this decadent cream lifts, firms, and tightens, while adding crucial moisture to the delicate skin around eyes.

Resvology® with 4-AR Molecule™ Gentle Cleansing Gel (4.5 Fl. Oz. (135 mL) – $29)

A refreshing and hydrating daily cleanser infused with aloe vera, green tea, chamomile and ginseng extracts, this light gel helps polish and refine uneven skin texture. Makeup and impurities are whisked away and skin is left soft and full of moisture.

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My Daily Routine with NeriumAD


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

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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


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.

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

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