Archive: Face

A great concealer, and only $12!

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I don’t have terrible skin.  I don’t usually have any blemishes or anything.  My one complaint about my skin would be that it can have red patches.  That drives me nuts.  So on my last trip to Sephora, I decided to pick up a concealer -that I could run across my face, in those red – spots, without having to cover my whole face with foundation. 

I love it!  I love that when you put it on, it’s cold!  It feels refreshing, and it’s light.  It does a great job of covering up – without clogging your pores!

Cooling Cover Stick from Sephora.
Conceal imperfections with this full coverage, skin-soothing concealer. Dab on with fingertips for sheer coverage or directly from the tube for complete cooling skin perfection – on contact. Choose from two neutral shades of beige or mint green (banishes redness).

$12.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Zia Natural Skincare, Bamboo Exfoliant

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From the company:  Bamboo Exfoliant is a facial scrub that renews and restores skin’s radiance as it gently removes dead surface cells without over-drying or damaging skin. It contains a unique blend of Bamboo fibers to exfoliate skin, while Soybean Oil, Rice Bran and Yucca Extract help to soothe and hydrate skin. Your skin will feel soft and refreshed, and it’s safe enough to use everyday! 

I have been sent this product twice for review, and I used it for a solid week.  I hate to do this…but I have to be honest, I guess.  I hated it.  I didn’t like this product at all.  It was too strong for my skin.  It actually burned my skin in several places.  My chin was all red and irritated for several days.  So, could the problem be that my skin is too sensitive?  Or – it could be that this product was just a bit too much.  I’m not sure.  All I know is that I discontinued using it.  I hate to give a bad review – but I also feel like we should be honest with you guys – and not sugar coat our reviews in order to get more products.  So there you have it. :)

If you want to learn more on this product, go here!

Icy cold and refreshing.

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My hubby is not the best at showering right after he works out so he is prone to the occasional breakout. I am always hunting for a cleansing face wash that will also help with minor breakouts for him and to be honest I don’t like him using my face wash. I recently stumbled on this Biore Ice Cleanser and decided I would get him to try it, he loves the icy feeling and it has helped keep his skin clear.

I was curious myself and decided to give it a try and ended up loving it. When you first start washing your face it feels like any other foaming cleanser but a few seconds in your skin gets a burst of icy mint and I do mean icy. It was so refreshing it would be a great cleanser for the hot summer months, if you love minty cleansers this is the one for you.

Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser

* Pore Perfect®
* New!
* Cools & Clears
* Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment
* Oil-Free

Give blemishes the cold shoulder. Refreshing acne cleanser seeps deep into pores to clear up and help prevent blemishes.

$6.29 Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser


Beauty elixir, fit for a queen!

I have a love/hate relationship with the counters at Sephora.  You know – at the register – they have dozens of products for you to grab as last minute purchases – perfectly packaged as little samples for you to try.  I don’t think I’ve gone to Sephora yet, and not grabbed one of those awfully cute little sample sized products.  This can be great – sometimes you don’t know if you want to commit to the full sized product.  It’s nice to be able to sample the product before you fork out the money on the whole bottle/product.  BUUUT sometimes, if you’re like me, you just buy things you don’t need – but look fun.

Anyway – this happens to be one sample product I was proud to have bought!  They had cute little bottles of Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir lined up next to the credit card machine.  The customer service rep told me to spray it on my face.  I did, and in 30 seconds I had this little bottle in my bag.  This is the perfect pick-me-up product for the ladies.  It rejuvenates your skin – and leaves you feeling so clean!

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Inspired by the “elixir of youth” used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary, this skincare smoothes features, tightens pores and provides an instant burst of radiance to the complexion.

• Who is it for?
For all skin lacking radiance. Beauty Elixir is an exceptional anti-dull complexion treatment, and a wonderful after-shave for men.

• Ingredients
extracts of grape
essential oil of rosemary, orange blossom and rose extracts, benzoin, myrrh
essential oils of organic balm mint and mint

• When? How?
Spray on before applying your cream, or at any time of the day for an immediate energizing sensation.

• Tips from your Vinotherapist
Apply between your foundation and powder to perfectly set make-up.

You can buy the sample size for only $15, and the full bottle will run you $49.00Go here to check it out!