New! Osmosis CC Cream with Japanese Peppers & Reflective Lifting Technology

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I have tried so many BB and CC creams over the last year and there are very few that are even worth mentioning. When I heard about the new Osmosis CC Cream I figured it would be another tube on the shelf that looked and felt more like a tinted moisturizer.

The Japanese Pepper ingredient sounded interesting so I figure why not give it the old college try. So hoped out of the shower and pumped a bit on my hand. At first the color took me by surprise that it was so white with tiny color beads. I thought it was going to be way too light.

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Then I applied to my skin and noticed once I started rubbing it in the little beads of color burst and it actually matched my skin perfectly. Better than I could match myself shopping for foundation.

before and after osmosis cc cream

I happened to have a minute the first time I tried this and took a before and after picture. Now after a rough week, and little sleep I was looking like I was rode hard and put away wet (and not in a good way).  After I applied it I was pleasantly surprised how much better my skin looked. It evened out the ruddiness and hid the marks of a crappy week of sleep. My skin felt and looked so much smoother and clearer.

I have been using this daily for almost 2 weeks now. Yep, this has become my daily go-to foundation. And I love how great it makes my skin look, good enough I skip mascara and other makeup most days. But my favorite thing is it stays matte all day long, no mid day shine or end of day greasy feel. My skin looks and feels amazing from the moment I apply to when I remove it at night.  All that and its improving the tone and texture of my skin while its on. Think will be a long term relationship for me.

 

Osmosis Colour CC Cream
Light Lifting Effects & True Tone Technologies paired with Japanese Pepper Extract provide skin-tightening, correcting and brightening benefits

Osmosis Colour’s NEW CC Cream provides natural, lightweight color correcting coverage to perfect, tighten, smooth and illuminate the skin.

Available in 4 shades (Neutral, Ivory, Warm & Mocha), the line creates a bright even tone with lifting and hydrating benefits. The result is a cream that restores uneven skin tones, reduces dark spots, and minimizes pores while offering anti-wrinkle and elasticity support.

As one of the most scientifically advanced skincare lines, the magic behind the Osmosis Colour CC cream lies in True Tone Technology and their exclusive Light Lifting Effects. True Tone Technology features natural makeup encapsulated in micro-capsules that burst to provide perfect pigments that transform into your own skin tone when applied. The cream’s formula is then enhanced with Light Lifting Effects which diffuse skin discoloration while giving the enhanced appearance of a brighter, more youthful complexion.

Product Highlights

  • Titanium Dioxide: Excellent natural UV protection with light reflective benefits. The reflective qualities create the effect of brightening and lifting of the skin’s appearance.
  • Adenosin: Has the ability to increases the production of dermal fibroblast proteins (elastin and collagen), It increases blood flow to the outer layers of the skin improving cell volume resulting in a healthier and more youthful appearance.
  • Zanthoxylum Piperitum (Japanese Pepper) Fruit Extract: Source of antioxidants which are essential in preventing and repairing damaged tissue by slowing down the effect of free radicals on the skin.
  • Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract: A natural anti-bacterial agent, a potent anti-microbial and anti-fungal agent with anti-biotic and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Price: $38, 1.7oz via skincarebyalana.com


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Make Up Forever teams up with Fifty Shades of Grey for new beauty line!

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Are you a Fifty Shades of Grey fan? How about a Make Up Forever fan? Well it’s you’re LUCKY DAY!!

A new line of makeup inspired by the sexy bokks/film will give fans the chance to channel their ‘Anastasia Steele!’

This limited-edition collection features four different sets, and will debut on December 26th. According to WWD.com, the sets will “start out sweet and get increasingly passionate and sultry.”

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While the beauty products are free from handcuffs and whips, the rope-bound ‘Desire Me’ blush trio and brush ($49) is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

Then there is the $79 ‘Give In To Me’ set, which includes a four-shade eyeshadow palette, eyeliner, lipstick, lip gloss and mascara and comes complete with a lockable keepsake box, perfect for hiding any illicit secrets.

The range, which will be sold exclusively at Sephora, also includes two ‘Tease Me Lip Trios’, in ‘Innocent’ and ‘Passionate’. Priced at $32 each, they feature a smudge-proof lip liner, a long-wearing lip gloss, and a more lightweight lip gloss.

And it seems the Make Up Forever collection is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of new Fifty Shades of Grey merchandise.

Earlier this year the book’s author, E.L. James, posted a series of images of new products that are set to be released alongside the movie, including Fifty Shades wine and bondage gear.

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Lisa Hoffman Beauty Tuscan Fig Bracelet

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I had the chance to check out the Lisa Hoffman fragrance bracelet in Tuscan Fig and its beautiful and unique. It’s that time of year where I start looking for something special for Christmas for my family and friends. This bracelet is a knock out gift, by itself its a beautiful add the fragrance element and its something any woman would love. And there are so many choices of color and fragrance you are sure to find something for everyone.

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The beaded bracelet is pretty and feels great on. My favorite feature is the gorgeous filigree charm, totally in love with the pattern. The bracelet is easy to fill, just remove the bale then pop open the charm and fill with fragrance beads. Snap the charm shut and hook it back to the bracelet and you have a piece of jewelry that looks and smells fantastic. I tried the Tuscan Fig and I can’t get enough.

If bracelets aren’t your thing no worries, there is also a collection of necklaces  and earrings that are just as gorgeous. And the best part you can buy the fragrance beads in different scents to refill your jewelry!

Lisa Hoffman Beauty Tuscan Fig Bracelet $65
Amber-hued resin beads intermingle with rose gold-plated brass and howlite stone beads and a rose gold-plated brass charm to evoke the rich, gourmand scent of Tuscan Fig, comprised of fig, vanilla bean, honeysuckle and coconut wood.
Each bracelet comes with refillable fragrance beads so you can easily refresh the scent in your charm. It’s perfume, we just reinvented the packaging.

Using eco-friendly materials and revolutionary technology, we’ve engineered our fragrance beads to deliver maximum fragrance in a minimalist design. The spherical shape of the beads combined with a proprietary scenting method allows for maximum fragrance throw and scent retention. What this means is that your Fragrance Jewelry was designed to be as fragrant as possible in the most efficient way.

You can purchase this or other great fragrance jewelry items at the Lisa Hoffman Beauty Shop at HSN.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.


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Sponsored Post: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley teams up with Moroccanoil to celebrate six inspirational women!

The amazing beauty brand Moroccanoil has launched an all-new series that examines what it means to lead an inspired life. Who better to examine a beautiful life than British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley!

Morrocanoil followed several inspiring woman to celebrate their breakthroughs in beauty. The six women, who include Rosie, tell their story in a mini-series directed by actress Bryce Dallas Howard.

Moroccanoil is honored to present INSPIRED, a film series that celebrates the lives and work of inspiring women. Here, they introduce them all: Rosie, Chrissy, Jessica, Rebecca, Kavita and Allyson—the six women whose extraordinary stories we’ll follow in the episodes to come.

Here is Rosie’s video. Dang, could she be any more gorgeous??

I have used Moroccanoil on my hair for over a year now, and I am OBSESSED. I have this product on hand…. always….. and it just completely transforms my hair.

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$43

Moroccanoil® Treatment’s versatile, nourishing and residue-free formula can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. It blends perfectly with other products and even speeds up drying time. This treatment for hair completely transforms and repairs as its formula transports lost proteins for strength; fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine; and antioxidants for protection. It absorbs instantly to fill gaps in hair created by heat, styling and environmental damage.

I’m not alone – Rosie also swears by it! “I love all Moroccanoil products—I’ve actually been using them for many years, even before I became a face for them. The signature hair oil has to be one of my favorite products. It’s very easy to manage, and the texture is just amazing. I apply it to my hair after I shower and then I dry it. It’s just so great for shine and keeping [hair] healthy in general.”

Never heard of Moroccanoil before? Here’s more from the brand!

“At Moroccanoil®, our passion is empowering beautiful transformations. We started with the original Moroccanoil Treatment which revolutionized the haircare industry. We built our reputation on positive word of mouth from runways to salons to editorial spreads. Our antioxidant infused, nutrient rich, innovative formulas are unmatched and provide dramatic results. That is why salon-exclusive Moroccanoil is preferred by professionals and consumers alike — because our products simply work.”

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, and we were compensated by Moroccanoil. All of the opinions here are 100% my own. I have used Moroccanoil for years – and love it!


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