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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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Planet Beauty is a retail chain of beauty boutiques throughout California providing a unique selection of skincare and hair care products as well as salon services to meet every beauty need, while ensuring excellent customer service through product knowledge and hands on training for all its dedicated employees. Since the first store opened in 1992, Planet Beauty boutiques have drawn a cult following of gorgeously groomed shoppers as well as numerous celebrities including Hilary Duff, Megan Fox, Mena Suvari, Miley Cyrus, Steve Carell and more.” Make Her Up LOVES Planet Beauty, and loves shopping on their website. If you haven’t checked them out yet, now’s the time!

Get the Look! – Lauren Conrad at the Hollywood Style Awards

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mark Spokeswoman Lauren Conrad made her mark at the 6th Annual Hollywood Style Awards on Sunday presenting the Style Award to mark Celebrity Stylist Britt Bardo (who’s first capsule collection for mark debuted this month (www.meetmark.com). Lauren’s fresh-faced and super trendy look can be recreated thanks to Celebrity Makeup Artist Amy Nadine’s beauty secrets.

How to Get Lauren Conrad’s Cheeky look:

Inspiration

“In honor of stylist Britt Bardo, Lauren mixed rocker-chic with a girly-glam! Her floral bubble dress was paired with studded punk-inspired pumps and her braided half-up hair-do contrasted perfectly with her hot pink lips.”

Face

“For her cheeks, I applied mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Cheeky, a perfect true pink cream blush, on the apples of her cheeks. I then dusted mark Twinklebelle in Rose, a shimmery pearlized powder, above her cheekbones and along her collar bone and shoulders to give her skin an overall youthful glow.”

Lips

“To get Lauren’s bold lip, I filled in her entire lip with mark Kissink Lip Tintmarker in Berry Bitten. This lip stain is a favorite of mine and Lauren’s as it lasts all night without every being dry or flaky. Finally, I added a top coat of mark Lip Exotics Lip Lacquer Hook Up in Pop to give her pink lips a luscious, wet, finish.”

Eyes

“To balance out Lauren’s pink lip, I applied a thick line of mark Get In Line Hook Up Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner in Painted Black. I wanted to keep the emphasis on her winged-out cat eyes, so I left her lower lash line undefined, except for a coat of mark Make It Big Lash Plumping Mascara in Raven applied to her top and bottom lashes.”

Make Her Up introduces Kings & Queens Body Milks & More!

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I’ve tried a few Kings & Queens products in the past, and I was really impressed with each one! Recently I was sent 2 of their new Showergel’s – and I’m in love! They come in these big 10 oz. bottles, and each have a great design on the label.  What I love most about these showergels is the scent. It stays with you long after you get out of the shower.  I tried Chinese Princess Jasmine  – and Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower, and they are amazing! I couldn’t tell you which one I like more.  They are awesome!

Get ready like a royal, start the day like a sovereign, make like a monarch. Kings & Queens is a royal new body care range developed around the herbs and spices favored by the aristocracy of a bygone age.

Kings & Queens introduces Body Milks, Showergels, Body Butters, and Shimmering Body Milks, each with a story to tell. From Nefertiti Honey, inspired by the Egyptian Queen who used the Nectar as an indulgent beauty treatment, to Cinnamon, the spice beloved by Queen Isabella of Spain that prompted Columbus’s trip to discover the new world, the creators of Kings & Queens took inspiration from the beloved ingredients of yesteryear.

The line reflects the true decadence of royals past with an imaginative, modern twist. This fun, irreverent range of beauty products is for fashion, style and design conscious urbanites who are always on the lookout for an affordable statement choice.

All Kings & Queens products are mineral oil-and paraben-free and enriched with “The Royal Mix,” a blend of Pomegranate, Blue Egyptian Lotus and Malachite extracts containing Hazelnut, Grape, Sunflower and Avocado Oils. The purple fruit of Pomegranate, with benefits of Polyphenolic compounds and Vitamin C, has a crown-like top, which is why it is displayed on the coat of arms of many Royal Houses. The flower of the Blue Lotus was the most popular ancient Egyptian symbol of glory and eternal life for gods and mortals alike containing bioflavonoids, such as quercetin and rutin and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Malachite was used by Russian Tsars to decorate their palaces to lend extra energy and bring harmony by detoxification the body and healing skin tissue.

The Line for the throne: Debuting for Kings & Queens are eighteen royals, originating from four royal families:

The Royal Family of Showergels is an aristocratic way to get clean. Introducing Caspar Myrrh, George III Lime, Nefertiti Honey, Chinese Princess Jasmine, King Solomon Cedar, Queen Isabella Cinnamon Orange, Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower, Aztec King Vanilla Pear, and King of Sumatra Pepper & Bergamot. Retail Price: $9.00

The Royal Family of Body Milks conquers dry skin with Hazel Seed, Grape Seed, Sunflower Seed and Avocado Oils. Introducing George III Lime, Aztec King Vanilla Pear, and King of Sumatra Pepper & Bergamot. Retail Price: $11.00

The Royal Family of Body Butters regally moisturizes and smoothes skin with Shea Butter, Beeswax, and Coconut Oil. Introducing Nefertiti Honey, Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower, and Caspar Myrrh. Retail Price: $15.00

The Royal Family of Shimmering Body Milks gives you a noble glow with Hazel Seed, Grape Seed, Sunflower Seed and Avocado Oils. Introducing Queen Isabella Cinnamon Orange, Caspar Myrrh, and Chinese Princess Jasmine.

Retail Price: $11.00

WHERE TO FIND IT: Select Nordstrom locations


Pretty & Pink: Products That Give Back

Redbook compiled a list of some great products to show your support of breast cancer awareness with these gorgeously pink goodies.

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Beat cancer with plum perfection
Prescriptives Pink Ribbon Palette for Cheeks and Eyes, $48.50, available at prescriptives.com, contains perfect shades of pink and plum for eyes and cheeks. And Prescriptives will donate $20,000 in connection with the sale of the palette to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Give cancer the kiss-off

Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss in In The Pink, $19, available at janeiredaledirect.com, creates a shimmery pink pout. And $2 from each sale will benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

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Don’t be a boob about skin care  ( I am obsessed with this product, love it!!!)
Mama Mio Boob Tube Bust & Neck Firmer, $45, available at mamamio.com, supports in more ways than one: The CoQ10-packed cream firms and tightens your bust — and $1 of your purchase goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 

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Put the fight on your hands

Essie Yes We Can, Pink Nail Polish, $8, puts the fight in, or rather, on your hands. Ten percent of the proceeds from the special edition polish will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

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Lay down in a bath of roses

Jo Malone London Red Roses Bath Oil, $55, available at jomalone.com, is made with seven different roses. Even sweeter? The company will donate $15,000 in connection with the sale of the bath oil to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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