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PerriconeMD No Foundation Foundation

After running a contest on PerriconeMD No Foundation Foundation I was dying to try it and was lucky enough to be sent a sample.  I need something to even out my skin but I can’t stand anything heavy on my face. I also need things that are quick and easy, most days I have a mere nano second to apply makeup.

No Foundation Foundation is not only quick and easy to apply its a great beauty multi-tasker. Just one pump and my skin tone is perfected and moisturized at the same time.  It provides enough coverage to skip any additional makeup and with SPF30 built in I save time. I have been using it exclusively for two weeks and its improving the look of my skin so it looks great even with nothing on!

A perfect complement for your daily anti-aging skin regimen, the benefits of No Foundation Foundation abound:

* Instantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles, lines and pores.
* Provides non-chemical SPF 30 broad spectrum UV protection.
* Corrects skin undertones.
* Quick-absorbing.
* Moisturizes. Skin appears smooth and naturally dewy.

How No Foundation Foundation Works

This lightweight defensive solution is formulated with antioxidants, non-chemical sunscreen protection and specially-treated pigments, fused with light-diffusing mica.

These key sciences work together to create an absolutely flawless finish:

1. Alpha Lipoic Acid (Patented):

* Provides antioxidant protection from skin damaging free radicals
* Reduces wrinkles, fine lines, pore size, puffiness and discoloration
* Smooths skin texture
* Evens skin tone and imperfections

2. DMAE

* Tightens and lifts skin
* Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

3. Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide

These two ingredients offer non-chemical, SPF 30 broad spectrum UV protection. Unlike chemical sun protectants, which get absorbed into the skin, these non-chemical ingredients sit on top of skin acting as a natural barrier against sun rays as they deflect the rays away from the skin.

No Foundation Foundation $12.00-$50.00

NEW Urban Cowgirl 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit

I was just sent the 5 minute to Gorgeous Kit to review and I am really impressed. The whole makeup kit comes in a cute little paisley makeup bag that caught my attention right off the bat. Today I got my first chance to check out the makeup and it works even better than it looks!

The concealer is really creamy and did a good job at covering up imperfections. The standout for me was the blush and eyeshadow, the texture is amazing and the color is perfection. I use the Absolutely Peach blush and its the most beautiful pale pink, I would never pick this color on my own but its stunning on. And the 3 in 1 eyeshadow Eye Bling in Slate makes my eyes pop. I only tried it as a shadow and it blended so easily but the color is striking and I have had no problem with creasing.

Such a great makeup kit everything all in one pouch and its not just cute they are great products. Would make a great gift or reward yourself with the Urban Cowgirl 5 minutes to Gorgeous Kit.

The Urban Cowgirl® embodies the spirit of feminine duality—she is on-the-go and looking fabulous™. To keep up with her exciting adventures, her beauty needs and her active lifestyle, Urban Cowgirl, the brand created by girls, for girls proudly introduces the NEW 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit.

Housed in a beautiful, brightly colored paisley print cosmetic bag, the NEW 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit features all the essentials you need to create a customized look for any occasion.  Perfectly portable, the easy-to-use kit includes 5 of Urban Cowgirl’s best selling makeup products.  Each product was designed with the girl-on-the go in mind with a fresh, unmatchable approach to beauty and a desire for products that merge beauty with life. Whether she’s going for a soft or striking look, daytime chic or transitioning to evening glam, the NEW 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit is sure to complement her look and her lifestyle.

Each of the 5 Urban Cowgirl® products can be used individually as part of your daily beauty regimen or together to create all of your favorite makeup looks.  Daytime casual chic or high fashion evening glam, the NEW Urban Cowgirl 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit features products that are realistic, clever, simple and easy to use making them the must-have tool for the girl on-the-go looking fabulous in no time!  Purse, gym-bag and travel friendly; fabulous lifestyle-approved—the NEW Urban Cowgirl® 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit is the must-have accessory of the season.

Now, with the 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit, a little creative spirit and these 6 simple steps, see how easily beauty meets your real life:

STEP 1: Magic Concealer-Foundation

With just a touch of your finger, this light and creamy concealer blends easily to cover undereye circles and can be layered for luminous, full coverage foundation.  Available in four shades: Baby Face; fair skin tones, Almond Joy; medium to olive skin tones, Café Ole; rich coffee skin tones, Sweet Cocoa; deep, dark skin tones

STEP 2: Blush/Bronzer

Get the look of the fresh outdoors with this mineral packed bronzer.  Sweep across your entire face for a radiant sun-kissed look, then highlight your cheekbones with the mineral blush for a complexion sure to get glowing reviews.  Available in three shades: Absolutely Peach; bright pinkish peach, Sassy; natural rose, Happy Trails Bronzer; sun-kissed bronze

STEP 3: Eye Bling Trio

Get your bling on with this 3-in-1 must-have makeup product that allows you to shade, line and define your eyes and brows.  The buildable color can be swept across the entire lid for a sheer shadow look or layered for more intensity.  Apply with a fine tip brush to line and define—wet the brush for a more dramatic look.  When applied with the brow brush included, the multi-purpose powder can also be used to fill-in brows to complete your eye look.

Available in: Slate

STEP 4: Mascara

Now that your eyes are blinged out, pump up the volume on those lashes!  The tube might be tiny but the rich, protein packed formula packs a mean punch.  This light, clump-free mascara lengthens and volumizes for lush, sexy lashes.

Available in: Black

STEP 5: Whipstick

Shimmering natural looking lipid-infused lip glosses with a hint of color.  With long-lasting moisture and high shine, Whipsticks can be layered on top of your favorite lipstick color for a little extra ompf, or worn alone for a soft kissable pout.  Available in three shades: Skinny Dip; light naturally nude, Luscious; neutral with a hint of magenta, Lush; super sassy hot pink

STEP 6: Dazzle them!

Check out the 5 minutes to Gorgeous kit and more here!

The Ultimate Self-Tanner Guide!

Hopefully everyone will be putting on sunblock this summer, rather than tanning oils. With all of the warnings about the sun, and the damage it can cause your skin, being tan comes at a price! Why put your health on the line for a little tan?

Have you tried many self-tanners? I’ve tried a couple, and I’m usually not a fan. It’s hard to get a natural looking tan from a bottle. But the awesome staff at Glamour Magazine tried most of the self-tanners out there, and they’ve come up with a list of 9 products that actually work!

Guerlain Terracotta Huile du Voyageur Nourishing Dry Oil SPF 8 For a dewy beach-ready look, slick on this tinted, gold-flecked body oil over your usual SPF lotion before you head outside. At $60 a pop, it may be pricey, but one bottle will last you from June to August.

Nivea Sun-Kissed Beautiful Legs This little $10 bottle is one genius beauty multitasker: It tans you up in days and smooths legs fast.

L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer Lotion Planning a staycation this season? Try this slightly shimmery lotion—which should be applied daily to build a subtle, natural color—for an I-summer-in-Saint-Tropez kind of glow. ($11, ulta.com)

Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer Afraid of making a mess in your bathroom? Try a drip-free mousse product like Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer for an even, pretty base. ($8, at drugstores)

Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion For an extra-sexy tan, slather on Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion. It glimmers, in a good way. ($20, bloomingdales.com)

Fusion Beauty GlowFusion Face and Body Natural Protein Tan This beauty-insider favorite has developed a cult following for its subtle scent and gently bronzed finish. ($58, sephora.com)

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Golden Perfection Self-Tanning Milk for Body Need to get a goddess glow in a flash? Estée Lauder’s miracle-working Self-Tanning Milk starts to show color in an hour. ($27, bloomingdales.com)

Lancôme’s Flash Bronzer Airbrush For an easy transition into skimpy summer tops and dresses, spritz on Lancôme’s Flash Bronzer. It’s easy to mist on and leaves a totally streakless, natural color. ($28, lancome.com)

Victoria’s Secret Bare Bronze Shimmering Body Oil While the gorge Victoria’s Secret swimsuit models may have been blessed with good genes, it’s this light oil that gives their skin that silky, drool-worthy sheen. Apply this shimmering lotion to give your bod a slight bronze tint—and prepare for the “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” pickup lines to roll right in. ($24, victoriassecret.com)


Fragrance for Father’s Day?

With summer now underway, Father’s Day is quickly approaching. Finding the perfect gift for dad is always hard. This year, treat him to a new fragrance that suits his personality – a gift he will love all year!

The Tough, Courageous Dad:

If dad is the man who always takes a stand, celebrate his bravery with a daring, classic scent. Inspired by visionary artists, icons and rebels who overcome adversity and make their mark, Diesel Only The Brave is a fragrance about making an impact. The scent represents the qualities of the brave, symbolized by a fist that tells several stories: facing forward, the fist evokes power and energy; upright, it stands for self-affirmation; raised, it signifies victory, success and engagement. The powerful, provocative scent blends lemon blossom, mandarin, amber and ebony wood for a fresh fragrance that dad will love.

What It Costs: 1.7oz EDT, $55; 2.5oz EDT, $67.50

Where to Find It: Diesel boutiques, Diesel-fragrances.com, Macy’s, Dillard’s and other major department stores.

Celebrate his superhero bravery with a limited-edition Iron Man version for the comic book loving dad!


I just received a sample of this and it smells fantastic! It is one of those scents you just want to keep smelling.

The Confident, Fashion-Forward Dad:

If dad is constantly updating his look, give him the ultimate accessory. A bold new scent, Express Honor captures downtown edge and big-city cool with one spritz. A watery, fresh and aromatic scent, Honor blends energizing top notes of fresh water accord, peppermint and basil, leading to a heart of grapefruit, fig and green ivy. The smoldering fragrance dries down to a base of musk, vetiver and a hint of vanilla. The fragrance is housed in an edgy, flask-shaped silver bottle which is emblazoned with Express’s signature lion logo.

What It Costs: 1.7oz EDT, $44.90; 3.4oz EDT, $59.90

Where to Find It: Express.com and Express stores nationwide