My Favorite Products of the Month ~ June!

  

Living Proof Perfect

Hair Day Night Cap

Overnight Perfector

– it’s amazing!

  
Sephora PRO Kabuki

Contouring Brush 82

  
Kiko Milano Lasting Colour

Eyeshadow Cream Crush 04

  
Too Faced Melted Liquifed

Long Wear Lipstick

Melted Chihuahua

 
MAC Lipglass Lychee Luxe

 
L’Occitane Vanille &

Narisse Eau du Toilette 

 
Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte

Eau de Toilette 

 
Peter Thomas Roth

Camu Camu C x 30

Vitamin C Brightening

Sleeping Mask

– apply a tiny bit it

dispenses way too

much, gently pat on!

 
EOS  Shave Cream

What’s Next for the World of Injectables!

New products are constantly being developed, tested and brought to market. Here are the latest offerings that you can expect to see soon.

Xeomin: Xeomin works toward the same goal as Botox and Dysport—blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles—but the difference is in how it is manufactured. New York dermatologist Jennifer MacGregor, MD, explains that Xeomin is void of complex proteins. “Some people make antibodies to the proteins in other neurotoxins. If you’re resistant to the proteins and don’t see much of a benefit, Xeomin may be an option.” It also doesn’t need to be refrigerated like other neurotoxins do.

Belotero: The latest FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler to come to market, this one differs from others in that it is more lightweight. Its smoother consistency allows for it to fill in smaller, more superficial lines, like those around the mouth, and thinner-skinned areas such as under the eyes—it won’t give the skin a bluish tint that many other fillers can. It can be used to correct and fill nasolabial folds, too. But, because it is less cross-linked (lightweight), it may not last as long.

Related: FDA Approves Botox for Crow’s-Feet

Juvéderm Voluma: The thickest hyaluronic acid to date, Juvéderm Voluma is a short-chain filler that’s highly cross-linked so the hyaluronic acid molecules stick together and last longer. “It allows you to literally pick the face up,” West Palm Beach, FL, dermatologist Kenneth R. Beer, MD explains. While not a line filler, it’s anticipated to be used on the chin, cheekbones, temples and nose to correct volume loss.

Dry Hyaluronic Acid: A completely different type of application, this filler sits on a string and is threaded under the skin to hydrate and swell the area. “Basically, the filler is inserted under the skin and either pulled or pushed the length of the nasolabial crease in a manner similar to how doctors used to put in Gortex,” says Dr. Beer. “It attracts and absorbs water to fill in the area and add volume. But I’m not sure if this method is any better than injecting hyaluronic acid with a needle.”

Know Before You Go: Fillers and injectables may seem to be available almost anywhere, but that doesn’t mean you should go just anywhere to get them. These are cosmetic procedures that need to be performed by a well-trained, educated, medical doctor, like a or plastic surgeon or dermatologist, who specializes in facial anatomy and the effects of aging. “I don’t recommend having them done by a doctor who isn’t familiar with facial anatomy or by anyone at a salon, spa or someone’s house,” says Dr. Beer.

 

Via New Beauty

Skin Fact!

Your lips and eyelids’ skin is thinnest on your body.

Your skin is thickest on your palms and on the soles of your feet.

Heliotrope. Confluent macular erythema confine...

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Josie Maran Products I’m Loving Right Now!

Josie Maran Argan High Gloss Lip Quench

With ingredients like:  Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides,  Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (coconut derivative), Octyldodecanol (long chain fatty alcohol), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate (fatty Acid), Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil (buriti), Silica, Aroma (Flavor)

This is one great gloss!  Goes on smooth, slightly thick (in a good way), clear, and is unbelievably moisturizing!

Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain

If using on your lips make sure to exfoliate them first!

 

 

 

Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Pitch Black

Soft Clump free lashes!

Josie Bare Naked Wipes

I am not a proponent of facial wipes for everyday use, but in a pinch they are useful!  Wipe off makeup and dirt nature’s way, with a blend of natural and healthy ingredients including aloe vera, cucumber, and vitamin E. Free of fragrance, parabens, and petrochemicals.

Josie Maran Argan Blend Concealer

Two great shades for blending, wish they offered more colors though!

 

 

Holiday Season Survival List!

Whether you are Partying, Eating, or Just Dealing With the Cold Weather, I’ve Got You Covered!

Hand Cream

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream or their Lavender Scented Version

Eucerin Aquaphor Advanced Therapy – Great for Hands, Lips, Body, etc.

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, Fragrance Free – Another Hand Cream that is Great for the Body, Lips, etc.

Lip Balm

Aquaphor Lip Repair, Immediate Relief – long-lasting relief for dry lips because it works by creating a protective barrier that conditions lips as it prevents moisture loss. It protects and helps heal dry, cracked lips to keep them smooth and healthy.

C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve – Great Lip Balm, can be used on Hands, and Smells Wonderful!

Bite Beauty Lush Lip Tint – delivers luscious color a glossy finish and lots of antioxidants.

Eye Drops

Any of the following, because they are preservative free which is less irritating to the eye:

Optive

Refresh

Thera Tears

Genteal Visine Tears

Refresh Endura

Refresh PM ointment

Refresh Plus Lubricant Eye Drops, Single-Use Containers 70 per box – I like the single use drops to keep in my purse
*Soothing tip – put your eye drops in the fridge for a few minutes before applying.

Mints/Digestives/Aches & Pains

Listerine PocketPaks – They Are Very Strong, But They Work Covering Odors and have Lasting Power!

StarBucks Sugar-Free Classic Mints – Coffee Breath No More!

American Health Chewable Original Papaya Enzyme – Take a Few of These Before or After a Heavy Meal to Help Your Digestion, Added Bonus the Papaya Flavor is Delicious!

Your Choice of Over the Counter Pain Reliever (You May Want to Avoid Tylenol or its Generic if You are Drinking it can React with Alcohol)

Tums – Anti-Acid

Facial Mist

Clean Start by Dermalogica All Over Clear – Great for Oily Skin and Breakouts

A’Kin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist – For Normal to Dry Skin

Foot Care

Dr. Scholl’s® For Her Rub Relief® Strips – Prevent Blisters by Reducing Shoe Rubbing with Adhesive Strips that Fit Anywhere Inside Your Shoes.

Band-Aid Friction Block Stick – Instantly reduces rubbing on skin. Invisibly prevents blisters.

Eucerin Dry Skin Therapy Plus Intensive Repair Foot Cream

Gold Bond Maxium Strength Foot Spray – Goes on like a Liquid but Quickly Dries to a Fine Powder to Cool, Refresh and Soothe Your Feet. So You Can Have Fast Relief Without Having to Clean Up Afterward. Provides Triple Action Relief to Quickly Stop Itch, Absorb Moisture, and Control Odor.

The Body

CeraVe® SA Renewing Lotion

DermaDoctor KP Duty Dermatologist Body Scrub with Chemical + Physical Medi-Exfoliation

Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash

Water

Drink Water to Stay Hydrated!

Crane Drop Shape Cool Mist Humidifier – A Humidifier to Put Moisture Back into the Air

Hair

ProfoundBeauty Hair Time-Out Treatment – Time-released, leave-in treatment containing micro-encapsulated ingredients that continually penetrate the hair fiber over an extended period of time.

Et Cetera

Agloves Original – Gloves that You Can Wear and Text With!

 

Disclaimer:
While I’ve attempted to use
credible sources for information,
this is not intended to be a
substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If there is a disparity between the information presented
within this blog and the advice
given by your medical professional,
please follow the medical professional’s
advice as he/she will know you
and your medical circumstances.

Give your Lips some Love and Attention!

Treat your lips to a little extra care once to twice a week.  Cleanse your lips with your makeup or eye makeup remover. Exfoliate your lips with a gentle exfoliator, the one you use on your face is fine as long as it is gentle or sugar, a wet wash cloth or  soft tooth brush.  There are exfoliating scrubs available that are designed specifically for the lips but I don’t feel they are necessary.  If you would like to indulge in a scrub for your lips,  Bite Whipped Cherry Scrub is a good product  but at $18.00 for 0.28 oz. it is expensive.  Don’t exfoliate if your lips are cracked, bleeding, you have cold sores or other blisters or sores on your lips. Follow the exfoliation with lip balm or massage in almond, olive, grape seed or coconut oil.  Your lips will be so soft you won’t be able to wait to try those kissable lips out!

Bite Beauty Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub


Give your Lips some Love and Attention!

Treat your lips to a little extra care one to twice a week.

Cleanse your lips with your makeup or eye makeup remover. Exfoliate your lips with a gentle exfoliator, the one you use on your face is fine as long as it is gentle or use a wet wash cloth.  There are exfoliating scrubs available that are designed specifically for the lips but I don’t feel they are necessary.  If you would like to indulge in a scrub for your lips,  Bite Whipped Cherry Scrub is a good product  but at $18.00 for 0.28 oz. it is expensive.  Don’t exfoliate if your lips are cracked, bleeding, you have cold sores or other blisters or sores on your lips. Follow the exfoliation with lip balm or massage in almond, olive, grape seed or coconut oil.  Your lips will be so soft you won’t be able to wait to try those kissable lips out!

Bite Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub


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