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Sally Hansen’s At-Home Gel Manicure Kit will change your life!

THINK: Salon results at home, no manicurist necessary.

I was sent this kit to try out for myself, and I have to admit – I was very skeptical. I’ve had shellac manicure’s done in the salons, and I couldn’t imagine doing that MYSELF at home, and having it turn out half as good as it does in the salons. Boy – was I MAJORLY wrong. This kit is so easy, so user-friendly, if you can paint your nails – you can give yourself a shellac manicure at home.

What do you spend when you go for a gel manicure? $25? That’s what I spend! Now, you can save HUNDREDS of dollars doing the exactly same manicure in your own home! It is so simple to use, you won’t believe it!

I’m wearing the gel polish I put on last week, and it still looks brand new – like the day I put it on. I will NEVER go back to the salon again. Not when I can do it myself – at home!

Best part is, the kit is super affordable! I can’t believe this only cost $70. Pick one up yourself, they’re available now!!

WHAT IT IS: The at-home alternative to a salon mainstay: the gel manicureProfessional, high-shine, no dry time and long-wear—these are the qualities that have made millions of women gel manicure converts. But as any gel manicure devotee can attest, these perks are also what make the manicures so expensive—and time-consuming. That’s why the innovators at Sally Hansen are taking the manicurist out of the equation and putting professional results at your fingertips with the new Salon InstaGel Strips™ and Salon GelPolish™, two unique systems that equip you with everything you need to replicate a state-of-the-art gel manicure. Delivering mirror shine, no dry time and indestructible, chip-free wear for up to 14 days, each easy-to-apply system makes you your own manicurist at afraction of the price. With Sally Hansen, you can effortlessly get the salon manicure you covet without leaving home—or breaking the bank.

FOR PROFESSIONAL RESULTS IN 2 EASY STEPS

Speed up your gel manicure and get the same lasting results with the Salon InstaGel Strips™, a breakthrough, easy-to-use innovation exclusive to Sally Hansen featuring UV-cured real nail polish appliqués. The two-step gel manicure is quick and simple: Just cleanse nails and apply the nail polish strips, then apply the gel top coat. Cure nails under the Mini LED light, swipe nails with the cleaning pad, and voila—maximum shine and wear. Available in 16 solid colors and 8 designs and infused with nourishing Vitamin E, the easy-apply strips come off fuss-free with Acetone polish remover. The Starter Kit features everything you need for a complete Salon InstaGel Strips™ manicure, including:

  • 16 V-cured real nail polish appliqués (8 size choices for the perfect fit)
  • Quick-Cure gel top coat
  • Mini LED Light
  • Application Accessories: Cuticle stick, buffer and alcohol cleaning pad

FOR PROFESSIONAL RESULTS, MINUS THE MANICURIST
If you’re a tried-and-true manicure maven who’s ready to stop frequenting the salon and start saving money, go for the Salon GelPolish™, a professional-grade system that delivers the total salon experience home, at a great value complete with 16 exclusive shades. Just like at the salon, the system “cures” nails using an LED light for a fast, long-lasting gel manicure with no dry time. In just three easy steps—applying base coat, gel nail color, and gel top coat—the system delivers salon results. The Starter Kit features everything you need for up to 10 manicures, from prep to application to removal:

  • Cleanser Pads
  • Base Coat
  • Color (choice of three shades)
  • Top Coat
  • Remover
  • LED Light
  • Application Accessories: Cuticle stick, buffer and alcohol cleaning pad

Ready to keep coloring? Replenish your gel manicure essentials with the Prep Kit, which includes everything you need – Base Coat, Top Coat and Cleanser Pads – at a great value.

WHAT THEY COST: Salon InstaGel Strips™ Starter Kit ($29.99), Salon GelPolish Starter Kit ($69.99), Refill Kit ($19.99). Also available for sale separately: Salon InstaGel Strips™ ($14.99); Base Coat, Top Coat & Nail Color ($12.99 each); Alcohol Wipes & Remover ($4.99 each).

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Beginning November 2012, these Sally Hansen launches are available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass retailers nationally.

Don’t want to commit to buying the full kit? Why not try out with the Starter Kit! It’s only $30!

Perricone MD Celebrates 15th Anniversary with New Formula 15!

I started using the new Perricone MD Formula 15 just a few weeks ago and I am loving the difference I see in my skin. I always put the most of my beauty budget into skincare and make sure to use high-quality products. So to see such a  visible difference in my skin was surprising albeit a nice surprise. The  patented Formula 15 is very effective and seems to be what my skin had been missing.

Formula 15 has an incredibly lightweight texture and seems to just melt into my skin, I like the slight hint of citrus. I noticed with the first use my face felt smoother and my foundation seemed to stay put better. After two weeks of use my skin is feeling tighter, more toned, and it has really helped improve the texture of my skin. 

 

Perricone MD Formula 15
In celebration of the 15th anniversary, Perricone MD is launching Formula 15, a highly advanced formulation of Dr. Perricone’s original Face Firming Activator – the product that put him on the map over a decade ago.

The active ingredient and powerful anti-ager, Alpha Lipoic Acid, had never been introduced in clinical skincare but over the last decade, advancements and breakthroughs in the skincare industry thanks largely to Dr. Perricone’s groundbreaking research, have set new standards and raised the bar for what people have come to expect from skincare, redefining the anti-aging category and making Formula 15 available to the masses. Dr. Perricone’s innovation has quite literally come full circle.

Formula 15 addresses fine lines and wrinkles, surface imperfections, dullness and rough texture. Formula 15 minimizes the length, depth and width of a wrinkle to impart unsurpassed smoothness and radiance and is formulated with Dr. Perricone’s signature, patented sciences to contain Alpha Lipoic Acid and DMAE in the highest concentrations available in any Perricone treatment product.

Powered by the revolutionary delivery system, NTP Complex ensure optimal results by driving the actives deep within the skin and takes a revolutionary approach to reversing the appearance of winkles in three modes of action:
· Addressing micro-scarring beneath the skin before they surface wrinkles
· Smoothing visible surface wrinkles
· Firming and tightening the skin
Perricone MD Formula 15 will be launching in October 2012 at Sephora for $125.

Kinerase Advanced Lotion, Cream & Eye Cream – best skincare combo on the market?

I have very temperamental skin. Over the years I have tried many, many lotions. My skin freaks out half the time, by breaking out or getting overly dry, or blotchy. Kinerase is one of the few brands that when I try it, my skin says….. “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah you’re home.” It is quite honestly the most perfect lotion I’ve tried in a long time. I’ve had my hands on this lotion for a couple weeks now – and I held off writing this review until I tried it for a while. I can honestly say I have never felt better. My skin absolutely GLOWS. It moisturizes my skin, without leaving it feeling greasy or heavy. It has reduced the lines around my eyes – those lines so lovingly called crow’s feet! I can’t wait to see how my skin will further change – over the next month or two!

Here’s more about the lotion!

WHAT IT IS:

* New, improved lightweight lotion formula with HA3 Technology™ and clinical-strength Kinetin.
* Gentle, non-prescriptive retinoid alternative
* Formulated to provide superior moisturization for even the most sensitive skin.

WHAT IT DOES:

* Moisturizes dry, sensitive skin while supporting skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid.
* Visibly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by delaying the age related changes in cells.
* Helps hydrate dry, rough skin by increasing the amount of moisture retained in the skin by 25% in 24 weeks.
* Minimizes the appearance of freckles and brown spots, and lessens the look of blotchy, uneven skin tone.

KEY INGREDIENTS:

* Kinetin (.1% N6 Furfuryladenine): A nature identical plant cytokinin clinically proven to help the skin to retain moisture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without irritation.
* HA3 Technology™ (N-acetyl-glucosamine-6-Phosphate): Retinol alternative that helps support the skin’s natural ability to produce hyaluronic acid. Complements Kinetin to improve skin’s appearance in a gentle, effective way.

POINTS OF DIFFERENCE:

* Same benefits of our original coveted lotion, in an improved formula that helps support skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid for longer lasting results, improving the ability to retain moisture over time.
* Improved texture formulated for oily skin, combination skin, younger skin, and use during warmer months and in warmer climates.
* Helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by delaying the age related changes in skin cells.
* Helps to reduce brown spots because Kinetin offers antioxidant benefits that help neutralize free radicals. This benefit helps to eliminate free radical damage and waste in the skin, causing a visible reduction in the appearance of brown (age) spots
* Improves skin texture.
* Suitable to apply after chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and microdermabrasion.
* Non-irritating and gentle enough for most skin types.
* Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.
* Now free of parabens

APPLICATION TIPS:

* Use in the MOISTURIZE step of the regimen.
* Apply a dime size amount of KINERASE Lotion to cleansed face and neck and rub thoroughly.
* For best results apply in the morning and evening.
* Sunscreen or makeup may be applied immediately after applying KINERASE Lotion.

Here’s more on the Advanced Cream!

POINTS OF DIFFERENCE:

* Same benefits of our original coveted Cream, in an improved formula that helps support skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid for longer lasting results, improving the ability to retain moisture over time.
* Emollient texture formulated for normal to dry skin, and use during dry months and in colder climates.
* Helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by delaying the age related changes in skin cells.
* Helps to reduce brown spots because Kinetin offers antioxidant benefits that help neutralize free radicals. This benefit helps to eliminate free radical damage and waste in the skin, causing a visible reduction in the appearance of brown (age) spots
* Improves skin texture.
* Suitable to apply after chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and microdermabrasion.
* Non-irritating and gentle enough for most skin types.
* Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.
* Now free of parabens

APPLICATION TIPS:

* Use in the MOISTURIZE step of the regimen.
* Apply a dime size amount of KINERASE Cream to cleansed face and neck and rub thoroughly.
* For best results apply in the morning and evening.
* Sunscreen or makeup may be applied immediately after applying KINERASE Cream.

If you were looking for an incentive to buy Kinerase, here you go! Kinerase is donating 20% of profits from the sale of their brand new Advanced Cream and Advanced Lotion from Ulta.com to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Thymes Filigree Back For A Limited Time.

The perfect scent for winter, Thymes Filigree is sweet and warm perfect for the long chilly days. I love the body wash it makes my whole bathroom smell great and leaves my skin soft, smooth and beautifully scented. The Filigree collection not only smells great but is beautifully packaged and would make a great holiday gift.

THYMES FILIGREE LIMITED-EDITION HOLIDAY OFFERING
The perfect gift for her—and you, Filigree returns this holiday season to delight moms, sisters and best friends.
Originally launched in 1999, Filigree embodies modern luxury and elegance. Little wonder, given Filigree’s intricate layers of rich amber, juniper berry, warm cedarwood, and neroli harmonize to enhance each wearer’s signature style. The unexpectedly cool aroma of spearmint and lavender cast a fresh note, and spices such as ginger and clove dominate the fragrance’s heart.
Give a gift of rare pleasure to the moms, wives, girlfriends, sisters, best friends on your holiday list.

For those who’ve never experienced Filigree, here’s a quick introduction:
Filigree Gift Set: A wonderful pairing of body wash and body lotion that offers a fulfilling sensory experience rich in skin-conditioning natural emollients. Comes ready for giving!
Filigree Eau de Parfum: A soft, wearable daily perfume that harmoniously combines aspects of fresh, cool, clean, spicy and warmth.
Filigree Body Wash: Enriched with conditioning shea butter, primrose and sweet almond oils and replenishing white willow bark, this shower gel leaves skin feeling soft, clean and scented with Filigree.
Filigree Body Lotion: Luxuriously effective, this moisturizer restores the skin’s natural moisture balance with conditioning shea butter, primrose and sweet almond oils and replenishing white willow bark.
Filigree Hand Cream: Botanically formulated to be lavishly moisturizing and deeply replenishing, this fragrant hand moisturizer leaves skin feeling smooth and nourished.
Filigree Home Fragrance Mist: An elegant twist on typical room sprays, every spritz delivers a burst of Filigree throughout your surroundings.

$17-$60