Archive: Skincare

Keeping Up with Kim: Beauty Must-Haves

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From sexy nude lipstick to solve-it-all-oil — OK!’s Contributing Beauty Editor Kim Kardashian reveals her 5 beauty essentials!

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Sexy Nude Lipstick
This shade is perfect for every skin tone and any occasion; it lasts for hours! Lipstick in Belle de Jour, NARS, $24;
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Luscious Lashes
The hard wax in Anastasia’s mascara adds incredible volume, thickness and curl to lashes. It’s also hypoallergenic.
Lash Lifting Mascara in Black, Anastasia Beverly Hills, $22; sephora.com
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Skin-Saving Concentrate
I love using this concentrate as a primer under my makeup since it keeps my skin feeling silky smooth, and it helps my makeup stay on longer!
The Concentrate, La Mer, $350; Saks Fifth Avenue

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On-The-Go Wipes
I can’t live without my wipes, which are gentle and effectively remove all makeup.
Daily Facials Express Wet Cleansing Cloths,Olay, $5; drugstores

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Solve-It-All Oil
This oil prevents wrinkles around my eyes as well as stretch marks on my body. It keeps skin nourished and hydrated.
Bio-Oil, Union-Swiss, $12; drugstores

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Belli All Day Moisture Body Lotion

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I am in my second trimester of my pregnancy now and one thing I can’t live without is lotion. I have tried everything trying to keep my skin moisturized and the dreaded itchiness at bay. Belli was kind enough to send me one of their All Day Moisture Body Lotions to try and I am really enjoying it. 

I apply right out of the shower and my skin just drinks it up, they shea butter is a great moisturizes and absorbs quickly. One of my favorite features of this lotion is the essential oils it contains. The most prevalent scent is Lemon Oil which smells just delicious and helps perk me up.  Lemon oil also has the therapeutic quality of calming upset stomachs which any pregnant girl can tell you happen all too often. There is also a lighter note of Chamomile that helps comfort and calm.  A great lotion to help ease a least a few of the pains of pregnancy.

Belli All Day Moisture Body Lotion

All Day Moisture Body Lotion deeply moisturizes, comforts and soothes dry, itchy skin. Features the essential oil of lemon, which is known for its uplifting qualities and aroma-therapeutic ability to calm upset stomachs. Chamomile softens and refreshes.

Directions: Apply daily to slightly dampened skin.

Belli All Day Moisture Body Lotion $25.00

Beat those Bumpy Winter Beauty Blues

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I was sent a sample of PFB Vanish to try and I really like it. I wasn’t sure if it would burn or feel uncomfortable but there was no irritation at all and it left my skin super smooth. After shaving  or waxing you simply roll it onto your skin and your skin is left smooth and irritation free. 

PFB VANISH

SILKY SMOOTH LEGS UNDER FALL’S HOTTEST FASHIONS

So very rock and roll, the latest latex leggings by David Lerner are a sexy alternative to the basic black legging. With their leather looking style, a low waist and a sexy fit, these 86% Nylon, 14% Spandex leggings have been added to many a wish list on Shopstyle.com. They also wreak havoc on the freshly shaven thighs and waxed bikini line.

Tight clothes, like leggings, can cause ingrown hair problems. The logical explanation, tight clothing, like leggings compress your hair against your body most of the time, and the chances of getting an ingrown hair increase This is especially true if you happen to be post bikini wax. Squeezing upper thighs and bikini area with a tight pair of leggings or skinny jeans could result in a very uncomfortable situation and even unhealthy infection.

An ingrown hair is a hair that curls back on itself and starts growing back into the follicle, or a hair that fails to grow out of the follicle and stays embedded in the skin. Ingrown hairs are usually just minor irritations, but they can be painful and unsightly. What’s more, if they are left untreated ingrown hairs can become infected. Unfortunately, almost everybody will get one at some time, and if you shave regularly, you may have to deal with ingrown hairs quite frequently.

Here’s where PFB Vanish comes to the rescue and keeps legs at their smoothest through fall and winters hottest and tightest fashions. PFB Vanish™ is a gentle, cosmetically elegant roll-on gel, formulated for ingrown hairs, burn and bumps from shaving, waxing, tweezing, electrolysis, and laser hair removal. PFB Vanish has three key exfoliating ingredients – salicylic, glycolic and lactic acids, and moisturizing and soothing ingredients like willow bark and camphor oil. PFB Vanish is safe to use every day and is available in a travel-friendly 2 ounce size for $15.00 and 4 ounces for $21.00. pfbvanish.com


Two great face moisturizers for colder weather!

Does your skin act differently when the weather changes? Mine sure does.  My face gets much more needy this time of year. The cold air definitely takes a toll on my skin, and I need to switch my moisturizer.  I recently had the opportunity of trying two new face lotions – by two of my favorite brands, and I thought I’d share the results with you here!

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Murad’s Sheer Lustre Day Moisture SPF 15

I think this is my favorite of the two lotions, so I’ll put this one first. I love this lotion! It takes such a small amount, this small bottle will last a while! It has a really subtle shimmer, so your skin looks like it’s glowing all day long!

Restores elasticity, smoothes fine line and reveals a healthy-looking glow. Shea Butter delivers essential hydration while a special blend of luminescent minerals leave complexion naturally radiant even without makeup.

Additional features and ingredients:

  • Essential fatty acids help maintain skin’s barrier
  • An antioxidant complex, featuring Vitamins C and E, boosts protection
    against free radical damage
  • Soybean and Wild Yam Extracts increase elasticity

Elle Beauty

“Murad Resurgence Sheer Lustre Day Moisture works on a hormonal level, enhancing moisture by mimicking natural skin lipids.”
Elle Canada

$68.00 – BUY IT HERE!

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Caudalie’s VINOPERFECT Day Perfecting Cream SPF15

This SPF15 cream absorbs rapidly and helps to visibly improve the appearance of dark spots and enhance the brightness of your complexion. Protected from the sun and environment and moisturized* all day long, your skin is luminous and your complexion is radiant. Leaves no white residue.

Discovered in grapevine stalks, the 500 ppm titration of pure Viniferine was stabilized and patented by Caudalie in collaboration with the University of Pharmacy. This exclusive ingredient has exceptional radiance, complexion enhancing and anti-oxidant* actions.

*upper layers of the epidermis.

Who is it for?
Ideal for all skin types. Formulated for those who wish to correct and prevent dark spots while enhancing their skin’s radiance, tone and clarity.

Ingredients
- Viniferine – 500 ppm titration >
Radiance, complexion enhancing and anti-oxidant* actions
- Olive squalane, Shea butter, Pea & Sodium Hyaluronate > Nourishing & moisturizing
- Pro-vitamin B5 & Camomile extract > Soothing
- Sweet orange, Tangerine, Cypress, Galbanum, & Mint … > Energizing

When? How?
In the morning, apply to face and neck after VINOPERFECT Serum. Use the three VINOPERFECT skincare products in synergy for increased, clinically-proven effectiveness.

$68.00 – BUY IT HERE!

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