After your family has opened all their Christmas presents you need to check out our Christmas Day Beauty Sale! It includes mineral makeup by TIGI Cosmetics and Glo Minerals, the best in skin care by June Jacobs, Peter Thomas Roth, and Murad, and styling products like Agadir Argan Oil, Bio Ionic, and Sexy Hair to name a few! You’ll find these top brands at reduced 30% – 50% prices! Start January 2013 right by looking your most gorgeous and take advantage of the best beauty deals Santa has brought this year!
Makeup: TIGI Cosmetics Perfect Eyeliner (Reg. $17) at $10.99! This super creamy eyeliner glides on easily and nourishes skin vitamins and antioxidants! It comes with a built-in smudgie for creating smoky eye looks in Blue, Brown, Green, Peacock, and Royalty.
Glo Minerals Under Eye Concealer (Reg. $31) at $19.49! This richly pigmented concealer effectly covers blemishes, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. It also contains antioxidants that improve the appearance of skin especially dark circles and dark spots! Beauty Tip # 1: Never leave home without under eye concealer and lip gloss/lipstick!
TIGI Cosmetics Full Makeup Brush Roll (Reg. $125) at $97.95! Make your makeup last longer this New Year’s Eve! A sponge does not apply makeup evenly, but a makeup brush does. This sleek professional makeup artist kit brings quality brushes that will last for years to come. It brings 10 brushes for applying blush, powder, eye shadow, eye definer, lash and brow groomer, concealer, angle, shading, lip, blending.
Hair:TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray (Reg.$14.99 ) at $11.95!
TIGI Bed Head Manipulator (Reg. $17.99) at $11.99!
TIGI Catwalk Curlesque Curl Amplifier (Reg. $16.96) at $9.98!
Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment (Reg. $25) at $11.49!
Bio Ionic One Pass Flat Iron (Reg. $189.99) at $115.98!
Skin:Clarisonic Mia (Reg.$119) at $94.99!
Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution (Reg. $34) at $16.99! This creamy cleanser is ideal for dry or mature skin. It is soap-free and gently soothes dry skin while washing away dirt, oils, and makeup.
Dermalogica Age Smart Antioxidant Hydramist (Reg.$38) at $26.49! This flash skin-firming spray contains anti-aging benefits for improving skin tone, texture, stimulates collagen production, sets makeup, and hydrates dry or mature skin. Our favorite!
Today is the perfect time to start checking off your Christmas list with gifts your friends and family will enjoy next year! Christmas is a couple of weeks away and if you take advantage now you will be lounging and sipping on eggnog long before Christmas Day!
Check out our Gifts Under $100, $50, and $20!
- Amika Tourmaline Curler 25-18 mm – Deep Purple $108.88 (Reg. 149.00) or Obliphica Print $112.88 (Reg. $149.00)
– Creates 1” and 3/4” curls using tourmaline technology to make curly hair last all day and night.
- DDF Revolve 400 X Micro Polishing System $79.99 (Reg. 95.00)
– Multi-tasking facial skin cleansing brush and at-home microdermabrasion treatments.
- Peter Thomas Roth Anti Aging Firmx Neuropeptide Serum 1oz $94.49 (Reg. $165.00)
– Face serum for toning and firming aging skin. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles quicker than other anti-aging face creams while moisturizing.
- Amika Spoil Your Hair Travel Kit $34.99 (Reg. 47.00) – Perfect travel companion or gift for a full experience of Amika hair care’s finest.
– Deep conditioning hair mask repairs, smoothes, and helps hair color last super long. Reduces frizz.
- Bio Ionic MINI StyleWinder Rotating Iron ¾’’ $39.99
– A great curling iron for beginners, the barrel rotates as you curl hair preventing burns and curling hair faster.
- BioSilk Silk Therapy 12 oz. $24.99
– A favorite of hair straightener users, it protects hair from damage and leaves hair so brilliant it looks like glass.
- June Jacobs Pore Purifying Mud Masque $44.00 (Reg. 58.00)
- Agadir Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner 33.8 oz Set $46.99 (Reg. $104.00)
– All hair types will enjoy this moisturizing cleanser and conditioner. Nourishes and protects hair color, and itchy, dry scalp are alleviated.
- CHI Velocity Brush – Large V13 Round Brush
– Large barrel round brush gives gorgeous body and movement to any blow out. Helps create the smoothest and shiniest hair. Ventel metal back helps dry hair fast.
- Agadir Argan Oil 4oz $16.49 (Reg. 40.00)
– Hair treatment is perfect for using after washing hair for detangling, before styling for frizz protection, and for protecting against styling tool heat damage.
- TIGI Cosmetics Precision Eyeliner – Black $11.99 (Reg. 18.00)
– The fine, felt-tip glides on very easy creating the ultimate precision eyeliner designs. Our favorite: the Retro Cat Eye
- TIGI Cosmetics Decadent Lipstick in 14 shades $10.98 (Reg. 19.00)
– Toss your old tinted lip gloss. This luxurious lipstick goes on smooth you will forget lip balm’s past.
We follow beauty regimens and even drop a pretty penny on the latest beauty products that promise instant fixes to our skin woes. Most of us wish for our skin to radiate a healthy and natural glow. How about we set up the groundwork for great skin care and choose beauty products that assist in correcting the problems we can’t fix?
Tip 1: Stay hydrated. Did you know about 70% of our body is made up of water? Drinking water is very important for the health of our skin. If you are not drinking water, how can you expect your skin to look healthy? Imagine a plant that does not get enough water. It starts to wilt, and as soon as you water it, it looks alive again. That is exactly what our skin goes through. Drink water and skin will look healthier, less dull. A hydrated body can help prevent dry skin!
Tip 2: Wear sunscreen. The sun not only dries out skin, it causes freckles, wrinkles, and in time, dark spots to form! Our skin is a clean canvas that needs protection from the elements. You wear a coat to protect against the cold, carry an umbrella to protect against the rain, use sunscreen to protect the skin you wear for a lifetime!
Tip 3: Exfoliate once or twice weekly. Enlarged pores are visible because our skin works hard! Pores expand to absorb extra oil, dirt and debris you do not wash off. Exfoliating washes off the extra stuff your skin does not need. Consider a skin cleansing system like Clarisonic. It uses a rotating brush head to clean skin making washcloths obsolete! If a Clarisonic is not an investment you are ready for right now, June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Enzyme Polish decongests pores, purging them of unnecessary oils. The pumpkin extracts exfoliate, brighten, and make your skin look fresh! In as little as two weeks, you will notice smaller pores and smoother skin. It is really worth a try!
Tip 4: Moisturize. Day and Night. Skin that is moisturized stays smooth and supple preventing premature lines and wrinkles. If the moisturizer has an SPF, even better! Our favorite? Pevonia Botanica Age-Defying Marine Collagen Cream. It contains squalene and marine collagen to infuse skin with moisture and protect it with UV filters. This anti-aging face moisturizer will soften fine lines and wrinkles.
Tip 5: Eat fruit. Cantaloupe is perfect. It contains a great amount of vitamin C, a known collagen producer! Strawberries, mangoes, pineapple all have tons of great good for your skin vitamins and antioxidants. It’s perfectly okay to dip the strawberries in chocolate!
Tip 6: Sleep. At least 8 hours. Your body “fixes” itself when you sleep. Think about it, if you don’t recharge the battery on your phone, your phone will not turn on. If your body doesn’t rest, you will have less energy, your immune system will not fight as much bugs, and your skin will look dull and older!
Tip 7: Supplement. If you eat all your fruits and veggies, great! If you don’t, a supplement with vitamins and minerals gives your body the tools it needs to regenerate itself. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that keeps away bugs like the flu and produces collagen which makes your skin look plump. There are supplements just for keeping your skin looking healthy. Here is one: Perricone MD Skin Clear Dietary Supplements. It contains a long list of great skin clearing ingredients: vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin D, and omega 3 are just a few.
Follow these tips to see smooth, healthy looking skin results in as little as 2 weeks!
Our skin is on display for the entire world to see, and it speaks a language of its own. When you look at someone up close, what do you notice? Our wrinkles, skin texture, and pores clearly express how we do skin care. For example, enlarged pores are small indentations that look like small craters. These small craters can collect oil, dirt, and debris making pores appear large. It can be tempting to empty your purse and get this situation fixed right away, but end up with less money because the products often end up being ineffective. Here are the causes of enlarged pores and skin care products popular for reducing them.
Remember when you were a child; your skin was smooth and soft? When you hit puberty, hormonal changes caused oil production to skyrocket and pores enlarged to handle how much oil was being created. They stay enlarged for years, unless you do something about it, and when women hit menopause, hormonal changes cause pores to shrink back to how they were back in childhood. Enlarged pores are most likely to appear on forehead, nose and chin. Why? Because of improper skin care, oily skin, smoking or sun damage.
First, we know properly cleansing skin and decongesting pores is the best way to keep them from absorbing oils and bacteria. The DDF Revolve 400 X Micro Polishing System guarantees pores are left squeaky clean by providing 8X better exfoliation than a scrub alone, and it also allows for microdermabrasion treatment at home! Dermatologists recommend medical treatments like microdermabrasion to treat enlarged pores. This technique rejuvenates skin with tiny microcrystal particles that remove excess oil and dead skin that accumulates in enlarged pores. An added benefit of microdermabrasion is that it stimulates the growth of collagen!
Steaming will soften debris and is incredibly easy to do this at home. Fill a bowl with hot water and let your pores absorb the steam. Apply a face mask immediately after steaming. An effective pore-purging clay masque like June Jacobs Pore Purifying Mud Masque is ideal because this masque dries after application. It contains antibacterial extracts, antioxidants, and anti-aging ingredients to pull everything that does not belong inside a pore. Thus allowing the pore to breathe and with time (since you will be applying this mud masque regularly) tighten and look less noticeable! It is important for a face mask routine to be formed so that this vital procedure is never skipped or forgotten.
For everyday cleansing of oily skin, Dr. Brandt Pores No More Cleanser refines skin texture with salicylic acid to wash away impurities and tea tree oil and willow bark to soothe skin. It is non-drying, clears blackheads and prevents breakouts and prevents pores from clogging!
You now know why enlarged pores appear. Can you see them?
Cleansing face at night before going to sleep is the first and utmost important skin care advice any beauty specialist or dermatologist will say to a client or patient. Dirt, bacteria, and makeup left on overnight can irritate skin, clog pores, and trigger breakouts. For summer, gel cleansers are best because the hotter temperatures bring about more humidity all the while moisturizing skin. However when the fall season arrives, the cooler temperatures can dry out skin causing it to flake. A cleanser that moisturizes and conditions skin like June Jacobs Creamy Cranberry Cleanser is best. A creamy cleanser hydrates skin with algae extracts and jojoba seed oil providing it with added moisture to protect it against harsh winds. This particular cleanser contains white, red, and green tea extracts, made up of powerful antioxidants, and combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grape seed. These ingredients achieve skin that is supple and smooth at the same time protecting it from free radicals that cause the signs of aging.
Another skin care advice is applying sunscreen. It is important to shield skin from sun damage from the early years and on even in winter and on cloudy days. Sun damage is the main cause of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Did you know the sun is shining even on cloudy days? UV radiation can permeate through clouds and since damage is mostly caused when doing everyday tasks like driving to work or running errands, a sunscreen should be incorporated when applying makeup or a moisturizer. A sunscreen for those who avoid sunscreen because of the “beachy” scent may find NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention UVA/UVB Sunscreen a favorable option. It shields skin from free radicals while working to improve skin’s texture and tone. It is the ideal sunscreen for users who have received significant exposure to the sun’s rays as its ingredients help to repair past damage. Client who reviewed the scent claimed the Niacin enriched sunscreen is pleasant and does not compete with any fragrance.
Dry cuticles are common during the cooler months because hands are often exposed to water several times of day, and the cooler temperatures do not provide moisture instead they inhibit it. OPI Avoplex Nail and Cuticle Replenishing Oil is formulated to provide nourishment to cuticles, but also protect the health of nails. It is rich in avocado oil, and with the antioxidant Tocotrienol. Studies show it is 1000 times more powerful than Vitamin E. The popular cuticle oil contains other oils like grape seed, sunflower, sesame, and kukui nut for helping to achieve the healthiest, natural looking nails possible.
Since soap can dry skin depleting it of its natural protective barriers, a silk-infused body wash like CHI Scentuals Raspberry Truffle Hand & Body Wash is recommended because it is soap-free and promises to leave skin soft, smooth and hydrated. Its “silk-infused” lipid molecules cleanse skin thoroughly and provide skin with moisture leaving it soft and smooth feeling.
CC creams short for color and correct are the newest in skin care offering more benefits than BB creams. They are multi-tasking with high SPF’s, they moisturize better and contain effective anti-aging ingredients.
A great example is Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30 1 oz. This foundation has a smooth oil-free finish, contains 30 SPF, gives a translucent coverage, smoothes fine lines, and delivers free radical fighting antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients.
Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Makeup-Less Tinted Moisturizer contains pigments that camouflage dark shadows and uneven color, reduces the look of expression lines and wrinkles, and contains a chemical free 30 SPF. This one shade fits all skin tones corrector is a great beauty pick for mornings when you have to run out the door.
Ready to experience what a CC cream can do?
Be it a few lines and wrinkles, dark spots that appeared during a pregnancy, or skin care that allows us to preserve our looks for longer; women of all ages want the perfect anti-aging product that addresses our specific skin concerns. There are countless face serums, overnight treatments, and resurfacers available to zap the situation. However, some of us fail to realize that skin care is simple, but the variety of beauty products available is a bit intimidating. Here we feature skin care needs for every age.
In your 20’s? Rejoice! Your skin is as plump, soft, and smooth as it will ever be. Your skin care regimen is basically fuss-free, but good preventative medicine will have you with healthy skin in your 30’s. No anti-aging products are necessary, but a gentle product line will do you great! Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel is a concentrated, very gentle, soap-free foaming gel cleanser. It thoroughly improves impurities without disturbing your skins natural moisture levels. It is so gentle it’s ideal for sensitive skin. At this stage of the game all you have to do is cleanse, moisturize, and apply SPF!
Your 30’s will have you jumping for joy because your student loans are paid off or almost paid off, you’ve made mistakes and learned from them, and your skin is still doing great, but are starting to notice a few lines around your mouth (laughing), around your lips or down your forehead. Do not freak out. This is the perfect time to step into the anti-aging products market. Invest in a nice moisturizer with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Night Cream, works while you sleep. It contains vitamins A, C, and E, and countless really good for your skin ingredients. Continue your gentle skin care, and exfoliate 1-3 times a week. Are you still wearing SPF? You keep on doing so or start now, it’s never too late.
Women in their 40’s and 50’s experience dramatic hormonal changes which directly affect how our skin looks. At this stage, the sun damage you received in your late teens and early twenties will start to show. Your skin will become drier and thinner, and that is the reason for the signs of aging you are noticing. No problem. What our body used to do for us we know have to do it ourselves. Wash morning and night with a gentle cleanser that exfoliates with AHA’s, salicylic acid or glycolic acid. Our skin does not shed the outer layer of skin as efficiently. Hydrate with moisturizer with natural ingredients to keep skin supple and smooth. You can use vitamin C face serums or anti-wrinkle creams. Eye creams are very important because the skin around the eye is really sensitive! A multi-tasking eye cream like Dr. Brandt Lineless Eye Cream will work efficiently reducing fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles, and nourishing fine skin around the eye with botanicals, vitamins, and antioxidants. You are a wise girl now; we know you always wear SPF!
Your in your 60’s and 70’s, and your face may look smooth and well-kept, but your hands show your true age. Use a brightening skin treatment formula like NIA24 Sun Damage Repair for Decolletage and Hands. It uses Niacin to diminish hyperpigmentation and balance skin tone. If you have ruddy skin on décolleté because of hours spent sunbathing, this antioxidant rich creams smooths and hydrates skin. This skin care treatment is fast working so you will notice results in no time.
Facial skin cleansing brushes have become popular beauty products. There are many beauty brands touting their unique models, and the skin cleansing systems can be found to accommodate any budget. The handheld skin care products are considered an upgrade from just using fingertips or a washcloth to achieve a clean face at the beginning and end of your day. We are living in the digital age, if we can get a beauty product that can give us clear skin and fewer wrinkles would you try it? Here we feature two of the best available and what results they give.
The Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System was introduced in 2004, and since its arrival it has completely transformed how we do skin care. It is much like an electric toothbrush, but gentle for use on facial skin. The gentle bristles rotate more than 300 times a second gently removing dirt, makeup, and oils. Why should you use it? The system is engineered to leave skin squeaky clean, something that fingertips or a washcloth may not effectively do. Whatever dirt or oils left behind because of improper washing can cause blemishes, enlarged pores, oily skin, ruddy skin texture, and the list can go on.
Clarisonic Mia is a travel-size cordless brush with one speed, and available in several fashion-forward colors. It comes with a sensitive brush head, a trial-size facial cleanser, and an international travel charger. In as little as two minutes, your face is ready for night creams, serums or skin treatments.
Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are both cosmetic procedures that use exfoliation or an abrasive to improve skin contour and reveal a new layer of skin. Dermabrasion was used to improve acne scars, pox marks, and scars. Today, it is used to improve the appearance of tattoo scars, wrinkles, and age spots. Dermabrasion is a surgically invasive procedure and requires an anesthetic. Microdermabrasion is less invasive, with none of the risks, and skin recovers within 24 hours.
DDF Revolve 400X Micro-Polishing System significantly reduces enlarged pores, fine lines, and makes skin tone more even. The system allows you to deeply cleanse facial skin and do a microdermabrasion treatment in the comfort of your home. It allows for the better absorption of skin care products, and after one treatment, immediate improvement in pore appearance, fine lines, and skin tone is noticeable.
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Due to their multi-tasking properties as a moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunscreen; BB creams became a hit in the 1980’s mainly in the East and Southeast Asia. Recently, they are being introduced on our side of the world by some major big brands.
Any makeup that “multi-tasks” can be called a BB cream. Take a look at TIGI Cosmetics Mineral Tint. We are in love with this 3-in-1 formula. It acts as a foundation, sunscreen, and provides anti-aging benefits with its antioxidant ingredients. The fact that it is water-resistant and provides SPF 20 protection means it can become a beauty regimen staple on busy mornings.
Apply about a dime-size amount on fingertips or damp sponge. When you first apply TIGI Cosmetics Mineral Tint, it may appear to be overly bronze, but the color changes as it dries and sets (2 to 3 minutes). It will work as a primer so you can apply the rest of your makeup. If you choose not to apply makeup, it’s alright! You have to apply sunscreen anyway!
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