Saturday Skin: Must Have Products

Make Everyday A Saturday 

Per the Saturday Skin Website: “The key to Saturday Skin is the Cha-7 es Complex, an exclusive peptide formula that promotes skin’s natural regeneration process. Rooted in science and derived from natural ingredients, the cutting-edge complex increases collagen and elasticity while reducing melanin production for a flawless, stress-free complexion. The complete collection helps you hit pause on aging and embrace your bare beauty. Free of added color and fragrance, the no-fuss, effortless regimen balances and revitalizes all skin types, leaving you free to soak up your Saturdays and keep on glowing all week long”

Skincare has become extremely important to me as you guys know. If you are new here, you can find me talking about skin care products live on my Instagram stories all the time. Find me HERE. Saturday Skin a Korean Skin Care brand that was introduced to me just about a year ago and I have absolutely fallen in love. Not only do I love Skincare but Korean Skin care products and 10 step methods have been on my radar. Radiant and well rested skin is what we all want and that is exactly what Saturday Skin products give you.  Today you will get a break down of the products I have tried, along with my thoughts and my top 3!

Saturday Skin

Saturday Skin Products:

Waterfall Glacier Water Cream: I am going to start with the newest product I tried. Saturday Skins newest launch is more of a gel texture and I am in LOVE!!!!! I plan to write a post on my top 5 hydrating face creams and this is one. If you have dry skin or just like to feel hydrated all day you MUST try this cream.  I tend to get an oily t zone yet I want to feel hydrated. Its can be hard to find a cream that leaves me hydrated yet not greasy and will not break me out. This does just that!!!

  • All Skin Types
  • $39.00 (Shop it HERE)
  • Delivers Mineral Rich Moisture
  • Plant Extracts Calm Skin and Boost Suppleness

Rub-A-Dub Refining Peel Gel: To keep this simple. Your face will feel like a baby’s bottom. WOW again I am in LOVE! You use this peel dry after you wash your face. Its extremely gentle on the skin with natural enzymes and powerful peptides that delivers a more bright and smooth complexion. You do not need a lot, just a pea size amount to make the magic happen!

  • All Skin Types
  • $28.00 (Shop it HERE) 
  • Natural enzymes like papaya
  • Dullness and uneven texture
  • Loss of Firmness/elasticity

Rise + Shine Gentle Cleanser:  Instagram stories Magic in a bottle. This gets rid of all dirt without drying out your skin, yet your face feels squeaky clean. Again products that are good for dry skin will sometimes break me out or give me texture because its too moisturizing. Saturday Skin has the ability to keep my skin free from breakouts. I recently showed this on my as I just started my THIRD tube of this. I will not stop either!!!

  • All Skin Types
  • $26.00 (Shop it HERE)
  • Whipped formula
  • Hydrating Gel
  • Dryness and uneven skin tone

Saturday Skin

Products Continued: Saturday Skin

Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist: Anything that is marketed as dewy or hydrating will forever catch my attention. lol This is a toner and essence in one to keep your face hydrated.  You can use this under or over makeup and I have done both and love it all around. I have used my toner (I use this one) and then sprayed this on my face to get some more moisture back in my face before other products and just truly enjoy it.

  • All Skin types
  • $34.00 (Shop it HERE)
  • Dryness / Dullness
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Featherweight Daily Moisturizing Cream: This cream is good. I truly enjoyed it however I just prefer the Water Glacier one over it. However that does not mean you will so I wanted to include this as I have tried it and can compare them both. This is a cream based and has a pump. I felt like I needed more than what the pump offered. This kept my skin hydrated as well but I just prefer the texture and moisture level of the water cream.

  • All Skin Types
  • $49.00 (Shop it HERE)
  • Lightweight cream
  • Protects and softens
  • Avocado protein

The last three products in the line are the two face masks and eye cream. I do not own the eye cream but you better believe when I am out of mine I will buy to try. See it HERE! The masks I have used once and that is not enough to fully say they are the best face masks ever. However I want to give you the break down as well.

Saturday Skin

Face Masks: The mask I used was the brightening one and wow they are JAM packed with the serum which is a plus and the mask had texture to it. I loved the texture because the mask did not slide off my face and the next day my face was glowing!!!!

  • Brightening and Hydrating (Shop them HERE and HERE )
  • $30.00 for pack of 5
  • All Skin types
  • Sheet conforms to your face
  • Dullness
  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Fine Lines / Wrinkles

As you can see I very much enjoy this brand! I will most certainly be buying the eye cream to try once I am finished with the ones I have now.  To recap, everything I have tried has been fantastic. I would say my top 3 favorite products are the face wash, the peel and the water cream. Have you tried this brand? I would love to hear your thoughts!

 

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MAC Fix Plus Prep + Prime: Which One Is Right For You?

The ICONIC Mac Fix Plus Prep + Prime Face Spray is loved by so many. There are more times than not I talk to my friends, co workers and family and they do not know about this iconic product. With the MAC Fix Plus line expansion I wanted to write this blog post to profess my love for it. Hoping to have more beauty lovers discover this product! So what is it?

MAC Fix Plus Product Details:

  • Price: $26.00
  • Comes in 3 types (also a charcoal spray)
  • Multiple Uses

MAC Fix Plus

THE ORIGINAL:  “A lightweight water mist that gently soothes and refreshes skin and finishes makeup” – maccosmetics.com. This hydrating mist is packed with vitamins and minerals and infused with green tea, chamomile and cucumber. Insanely soothing on the skin and hydrating and Comes in 4 scents: Original, Coconut, Lavender and Rose.  Here are some of the uses for this Holy Grail Mist.  Shop it HERE and a Mini Size HERE (it is only $12!!!)

  • Spray before makeup for extra hydration
  • Middle of the day pick me up
  • Finish makeup to smooth out powder to have it melt into the skin
  • Use with foundation to sheer it out
  • Intensify color (highlighters and eye shadows)

MAC Fix Plus

MAC Fix Plus Matte

MAC Fix Plus

 

MATTE: “A lightweight mattifying spray that refreshes skin while instantly controlling shine and oil.” – maccosmetics.com This formula contains powder and silica that will help to control oil to re balance and mattify the skin. MAC MUA Ashley Rudder shows a fabulous example here on her Instagram.  If you are oily or just prefer to have a matte finish and do not like shine this is the oen for you!!!! Shop it HERE 

SHIMMER:  “A Fix+ formula now infused with pearlescent pearls for the ultimate glow” – maccosmetics.com Let me say when I saw this was being released I was beyond excited because I am all about the glow and love the original. The formula is exactly the same as the original formula with the added pearlescent to give you added glow for radiant skin! Please know this is not in your face glitter on your skin. Its quite subtle. Just enough to give your skin some added radiance! Comes in two shades: Pink and Gold. Shop it HERE  

MAC fix plus shimmer

MINERALIZE CHARGED WATER: “A charcoal-infused face spray that immediately re-energizes and replenishes lost moisture.” – maccosmetics.com This one is technically not in the fix plus family but I am adding it in because face sprays are fantastic and need to be added into your beauty routine! This face spray will instantly recharge your skin. You can use this before, during or after makeup. Shop it HERE.

I hope this helps you a bit if you have been thinking about this product. I truly is a fantastic investment and product to have. With its versatility and multiple uses you are guaranteed to find the one that is best for you, along with using it in different ways throughout your beauty routine.

 

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MAC Fix Plus

bare Minerals Complexion Rescue: Award Winning Foundation

When it comes to beauty who doesn’t love an easy product for the woman on the go that works? Meet bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, an award winning foundation! The best of a BB Cream, CC cream and tinted moisturizer in one. When it comes to foundation, I love something light weight and easy to use. I had high hopes for this for an everyday product and sure enough, I love it!

Product Details:

Shade Range: 16 shades

Coverage: Sheer to Medium

Finish: Radiant

Texture: Hydrating Gel Cream

Price: $30.00 Available HERE at Ulta

bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Claims

The foundation is packed with Marine botanicals which will help replenish thirsty and dull skin. Even though its hydrating and can be described as a tinted moisturizer, I still use a moisturizer before I apply it.  If you are new here, I love to be hydrated and dewy. For me this covered just enough to be absolutely perfect for everyday wear. My skin looks put together if that makes sense. Just enough coverage with a radiant complexion to give you a youthful glow!  Not too sheer and not medium coverage, the best way to describe it is  light coverage. Perfect to even out your skin tone. I set my T Zone in my face (forehead, nose area and chin) with powder to control my shine. Even though this is a dewy foundation I still like to combat some shine where I get oily.

SWATCHES: (Top to Bottom)

Bare Minerals sent two shades to try and per the descriptions on Ulta’s Website I felt the two shades would be best and honestly both work for me!

Wheat 4.5: medium skin tones with neutral undertones

Bamboo 5.5: light to medium skin tones with warm to neutral undertones

tinted moisturizer

bare Minerals Foundation

When it comes to everyday makeup I need something simple and efficient. It is easy to understand how this foundation won awards from Allure and Glamour magazines and loved by many women! SPF built in, to evening out your skin tone along with creating a radiant glow the bare Minerals Complexion Rescue foundation is a keeper for me!

 

 

 

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SMASHBOX PRIMER GUIDE: Which one is right for you?!

Primers can be tricky. I remember when I bought my first primer in 2005. It was the original Photo Finish Smashbox Primer. I was flipping through Allure Magazine (yes I was actually reading a magazine lol) and saw that it was an allure beauty pick. All I needed to read was “blurred pores and fine lines” You may be saying what exactly is a primer and why do I need one? Primers now offer a ton of benefits but the main benefits are to allow makeup to go on smooth and to keep your makeup on longer.  Smashbox offers over 10 primers to choose from and are the number 1 Face Primer Brand in the USA. This post is going to break them all down in hopes to make it easier for you to find the one that is best for you!

SMASHBOX PRIMER OPTIONS

The Original Photo Finish: $36.00  – Shop it HERE

This has been my Holy Grail Foundation Primer for over 10 years and highly recommend this. It is a basic primer that does exactly what it claims to do. Helps your makeup go on smoother and will allow it to last all day!!! 

  • clear gel consistency that glides on
  • instantly blurs pores and fine lines

Photo Finish Primer Water: $32.00 – Shop it HERE

This is another Smashbox Primer I absolutely love and its extremely versatile.

  • Preps skin for makeup
  • Adds Hydration and Radiance
  • Refreshes your makeup through out the day

Smashbox Primer

Photo Finish Primerizer: $42.00 – Shop it HERE

I am very intrigued by this one as its a face primer + moisturizer in one! With the lightest texture it delivers 24 hours of hydration with primer benefits.

  • Increases hydration and preps for makeup in one easy step
  • Translucent Formula
  • Softens dry fine lines
  • Stops makeup from settling into pores

Photo Finish Radiance: $39.00 – Shop it HERE

Here is where you get the normal primer benefits plus radiance. The best way to understand this is if you are using a matte foundation but want to add a bit of glow to your face this is the primer for you! I absolutely love adding primers like this to my matte foundations. It just turns up the natural radiance in your skin without looking overdone. If you have been following me for a while you know I do not like to look matte and flat LOL!

  • Instantly primes & evens skin tone
  • Packed with Hyaluronic Acid
  • Micro-fine amber & bronze pearls create a warm glow

Smashbox Primer

 

SMASHBOX PRIMERS: Pores, EvenSkin Tone, Redness and Oily Skin

 

Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer: $39.00 – Shop it HERE

I have tried this once in the past and did not like it on my skin. It really accentuated my dry spots but it could have been the foundation I used with it. So needless to say I did not give this a fair shot. One thing I noticed is pore filling primers are a nude color and thicker consistency understandably so but this type of formula just may not work for me. Stay tuned!

  • reduces the look of pores
  • mattifies shine & controls oil all day
  • wont clog pores or cause breakouts

Photo Finish Reduce Redness: $39.00 – Shop it HERE

Think color correcting meetings primer!! For color correcting you always want to think of the opposite of the color wheel. Green is the color that will help cancel out and neutralize red. If you suffer from redness on your skin this may be a great primer for you!

  • reduces redness
  • prepares skin for makeup
  • blurs pores and fine lines
  • evens out skin tone

Photo Finish Even Skintone: $39.00 – Shop it HERE

If you have dark spots this may be for you! This apricot toned primer will color correct dark spots and discoloration.

  • tames discolorations & dark spots
  • blurs pores, evens skin tone & reduce the appearance of fine lines
  • preps skin for makeup

Photo Finish Super Light: $39.00 – Shop it HERE

This primer is ideal for sensitive, acne-prone, oily or combination skin due to its lighter formula. I have an oily T Zone and sometimes my skin can be sensitive and the original has always worked perfectly. However I know there are people out there with very oily skin and or acne prone skin. This may be one to check out if you deal with these specific skin types.

  • preps skin for makeup application
  • leaves skin smooth

Smashbox Primer

 

Photo Finish Primer Oil: $42.00 – Shop it HERE

Just give me all the dewy skin! I am so hopeful for this one because it gives you a radiant glow while giving you all the benefits of a primer! For me this will be perfect in the winter. My skin gets very dry and needs a bit of help.

  • adds hydration for seamless makeup application
  • adds radiance to the skin
  • blended with 15 lipid-rich plant extracts & essential oils including moisturizing jojoba + calming chamomile
  • reduces fine lines

Photo Finish Mattify Primer Stick: $32.00 – Shop it HERE

Are you oily? If you want to control oil and shine this one is for you! I get oily in my T Zone and it gets worse in the summer. I will be giving this a run for its money this summer.

  • primes and preps the skin
  • oil and shine control for 12 hours
  • will not dry out skin
  • lightweight formula that glides onto skin

Smashbox Primer

I hope this post helps you find your perfect primer. Smashbox offers so many and Ulta Beauty has the perfect guide to help you as well. See it HERE. Its no surprise they are the number 1 rated brand for primers in the USA.  Here is to long lasting makeup!!!

 

 

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Smashbox Primers

Best Products For Glowing Skin

I am just going to say it, if your makeup is too matte or too flat it will age you! Add in a number over 30ish it can be even worse. I am 37 and talk about this openly on here and on my Instagram all the time. My skin is not perfect by any means but when my skin is glowing I feel better, its that simple. When your skin has a dewy youthful glow with dimension it looks well, youthful! Now do not get me wrong we all have to add in some powder here and there on our face because of oily parts but if you have oily skin do not be afraid to add in glow!!!! MAC Cosmetics has a fabulous video on dewy skin and this is when I had a AH HA moment about placing powder in certain areas ONLY. I use to do it to my entire face. Never again!

When it comes to glowing skin it has to start with your skincare. After I had my kids my skin changed. It was more dry, dull and textured. I started to focus more on my skin and less on makeup. I am going to break down products that I use to get my glowing (no special order – if you want to see a full skincare routine let me know in the comments).

EXFOLIATING IS YOUR FRIEND

I have an oily T Zone and my forehead gets so much texture. An esthetician told me in the summer especially I need to exfoliate 3x a week. When you are exfoliating you are getting rid of dead skin cells, which creates a smoother surfaceThe only product I use is from Origins.

Origins Modern Friction Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion: This does come with a higher price tag of $40 however you do not need a lot and it will last you. On the origins website you can buy a smaller size for $21. See them HERE and HERE

One other product that just came across my desk to test is the Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub. Stay tuned as I am almost out of my Origins and will be trying this. The price is $29.00 so its a little less.  Of course that are a ton of other scrubs on the market for less but I just have not tried them. As long as you are exfoliating with whatever works for your skin ect it will help get your glow.  When it comes to skincare when something works I stick with it. The Origins one was introduced to me when I was 26. Have not looked back.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum: This product was my introduction to acids and I am hooked. This can be an irritate to some.I have sensitive skin but its been great! It has a small amount with 12% AHA/BHA.  I started off every two to three days with this product to be safe. I can easily use it everyday now but still do it every other day plus it will make this last longer. It is very pricey but worth every penny. Per Sephora Site: “Resurfaces dull skin, lifting dead skin cells away by gently dissolving the glue that holds them to the surface. The results are greater clarity and a smoother, more even-looking complexion…Go from a drab complexion to an absolutely luminous one practically overnight” That literally speaks for itself! I did try the Pixi Glow Exfoliating Serum  as its cheaper by a lot but it did not work for me. I broke out.  However that does not mean it will not work for you! You can see it HERE. 

Another product by Drunk Elephant I am using is the Baby Facial which has a higher percentage of Acids and I have really loved this. My sister in law got it for me for my birthday as she knew I was really wanting to try it.  A more affordable option ($7!!!!) for this product is by the Ordinary and can be found HERE. I have not tried this product so I can not speak of it but it has great reviews.Glowing Skin

FACE OILS

 Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate (Day Time): My holy grail face oil for during the day. You can add ONE drop to your moisturizer if you need to, put it on your face alone or even add to your foundation for a more dewy look. This is a lightweight oil. It will not make you feel weighed down. I like to feel dewy too as feeling dry on my skin in general drives me bananas. This is not for everyone but I want to see the hydration. I would rather look oily or wet than dry and matte. Per Sephora: “strengthens skin’s defenses against daily aggressors to keep skin radiant and youthful-looking. It provides antioxidant protection with a powerful blend of naturally-derived oils—including ginger root, sunflower, and tamanu—to help skin feel fresh and look energized, morning to night” See it HERE

The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil (Night Time): I do not use a moisterizer at night, I use oil and this has been my go to! Guess what? Its UNDER $10!!! See it HERE . So what does this oil do? “This luxurious-feeling oil fights free radical damage, hydrates the skin, promotes elasticity, and helps restore a radiant tone” – Beautylish Site

MOISTURIZER MOISTURIZER MOISTURIZER 

If your face and eyes are not moisturized / prepped for makeup properly it will show when you are done with your makeup.  Just like taking care of your skin, the prep is just as important. Three moisturizers that are fool proof for me and give you dewy perfection just as is are:

Belif The True Cream Bombs (Aqua & Moisturizing): Korean Beauty has made its way into my routine and I have fallen in love. Which makes sense because Korean Beauty is all based around hydration! The Aqua bomb is gel based and perfect for summer while the Moisterizing Bomb is a cream and out-stands Chicago Winters.  See Them HERE and HERE

PONDS Crema S Moisturizer: A gem at the drugstore. Its under $10 and will give you a all the glow you need. I do not use this as much as I use to because I have started to notice reactions to certain products. My skin was very sensative after kids. I probably should give this a whirl again but it is scented which could have caused reactions for me. See it HERE at Target.

Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cream: I absolutely love this and they now make one with a SPF which is a plus. I go back and forth  between this one and the ones from Belif. After I apply I never feel that dry feeling around your hair line and cheeks. Which is why I love all of these so much. See it HERE

Glowing Skin

WANT YOUR UNDER EYES TO GLOW? I DO LOL!!!!

Crows feet? No thanks. I want my eyes prepped for concealer and ready to look glowy and dewy. Here are two I can not live without!

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment w/ Avocado: This under concealer creates the most beautifully hydrated under eye that allows you to glow! Your concealer will never dry up or crease with this! See it HERE.

Origins Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff: This does EXACTLY what it says it does. If your face is glowing and looking dewy you want your eyes to match. INSTANTLY brightens. See it HERE

Best Products For Glowing Skin

ENDLESS MAKEUP PRODUCTS BUT HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVS TO GLOW

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LIQUID HIGHLIGHTERS

When it comes to makeup products to glow, liquid highlighters are probably my absolute favorite way to achieve it. I use them in many different ways including before foundation for an all over a glow, mixed with foundation, alone on no makeup days to get my skin looking fresh and as a spot highlighter.  Three of my absolute must have are:

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops:  See them HERE and see swatches and my review HERE 

L’Oreal Glotion: See them HERE and see swatches and my review HERE

MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream: See them HERE and see swatches and my review HERE

POWDERS

Sometimes we think powders are the enemy when it comes to glowing skin but its about finding ones that enhance your glow and that are NOT matte. Also the placement of powder I talked about above. I use to powder my whole face and its just not something that works for me anymore. Whether it’s a bronzer or a setting powder its about finding the right one for you for this specific type of looking skin. Some setting powders come in a natural finish not matte.

Hourglass Bronzer: This bronzer looks so natural and warm on the face and is fused with Hourglasses famous lighting powder in Diffused Light  to mimic a ray of warm sunlight.  There setting powders create the light on your face so this is the best of both worlds because it mixes a bronzer and setting powder in one. See it  HERE. and see my post about other fav bronzers of mine HERE

Colourpop Highlighter in WISP: A powder but its so creamy its like a cream on your skin. It glides on with ease and is only $8. When I tell you I reach for this over any other highlighter I own I mean this. Powders tend to look off on my skin these days but again you have to find the right formula that works for your skin.  See it HERE 

MAC Hyper Real Glow Palettes: Just like BECCA Highlighters (another must have but I feel everyone knows about these already lol. If not see them HERE) the MAC glow palettes are soft, creamy and not chunky. Even though its a powder its smooth and gives your skin a dewy look. Never dry. See them HERE

FOUNDATIONSThe last piece of the glow puzzle is foundation! These four give me all the dewy goodness I crave with or without adding in liquid highlighter. Of course if I love a matte foundation I just add in liquid highlighter or apply all over my face then apply the matte foundation. However with these four they have a dewy glowy finish. These are staples for the summer. Who am I kidding, I use them all year long!

NARS Sheer Glow – See it HERE

Maybelline Dewy & Smooth – See it HERE

MAC – Next To Nothing – See it HERE / review and swatches see HERE 

L’Oreal  Pro Glow – See it HERE 

I hope you all enjoyed this post!!! Of course these products are not in any order but one thing I can say over and over is glowing skin comes from proper skincare and taking care of that first. Also dont forget what works for me may not work for you but that is why return policies are FANTASTIC lol!!

Get your GLOW  on and happy shopping!!!

 

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MAC Next To Nothing Foundation: Instagram Filter For Your Face??!!??

“An ultra balmy fluid infused with nourishing ingredients and opalescent microspheres for a youthful glow that looks lit from within. This sheer tinted cream can be used under or over foundation, or to bring a translucent luminosity to skin. The cushiony, smoothing texture glides over skin, diminishing the look of imperfections and fine lines, while moisturizing and protecting skin. Skin looks immediately retouched!” – Ulta Website

I know MAC Next To Nothing Foundation is almost old news now considering the beauty world is always producing new products but I still wanted to get my thoughts out.  In addition to making sure swatches are present online as it truly helps me choose what my shade may be! Who else searching for foundation swatches online?? Anywho this foundation is not for those who want full coverage or even medium coverage. You can use it in addition to your full coverage foundation to create a dewy look but if you want a one and done deal this is not for you.

Lets just get to the point, does this give you an instant instagram filter? Yes for me it does! I do have some redness on my skin but other than that I do not need a ton of coverage nor do I want a full coverage look.  This foundation is perfect for everyday, for mixing with other foundation or even younger girls just starting to get into makeup.

MAC Foundation

Benefits Per Ulta’s Website:

  • Provides hydration
  • Provides instant radiance
  • Features a comfortable, creamy formula
  • Nourishes skin
  • Immediately improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Visibly refines skin texture
  • Smoothes and softens skin

MAC Next To Nothing

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

  • $31.00 USD
  • Permanent Collection
  • 9 shades available (Swatches from Top To Bottom) – Shop the Line HERE 
    • Light – Pale Ivory 
    • Light Plus – Light Beige 
    • Medium – Warm Beige 
    • Medium Plus – Light Tan Beige
    • Medium Dark – Carmel Beige 
    • Medium Deep – Rich Golden Tan 
    • Dark – Deep Carmel 
    • Dark Plus – Neutral Tan Beige 
    • Dark Deep – Rich Deep Bronze 

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There are other products that were released with the Foundation as a MAC Next To Nothing family if you will.  Those items were a Foundation BrushPowder Brush and Pressed Powders to set the foundation. The powder sets your face in a very natural way that is not to cakey and the brushes work well with both products but are not necessary if you want to just purchase this foundation to try! Again this foundation is perfect for everyday or a natural look or if you have a matte foundation you love that you want to add a bit of radiance in it you can mix it to create a dewy look. Have you tried this foundation? Sound off in the comments!!!

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DERMAFLASH: Bye Bye Peach Fuzz!!

While I was attending the Bare Minerals event this summer I met two fabulous women from Dermaflash.  Once they asked me if I have tried it and I said no and they said I must must try it! Now I m not going to lie, I was honest with them because I was scared to try this. I asked all the questions…. does it hurt? Will my hair grow back thicker? Darker? Will it irritate my skin? One of the girls being a fellow Italian calmed my nerves that I do not need to worry about my hair growing back thicker lol  A week or so later it showed up at my door and they even walked me through it over facetime! As a brand they were already impressing me! So what is Dermaflash exactly????

Per the Sephora Website:

“DERMAFLASH was inspired by Dermaplaning, a costly exfoliation procedure available only in medical spas or doctor’s offices. The treatment gently removes the outer most layer of skin, with a scalpel, to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. DERMAFLASH brings the effectiveness of Dermaplaning home, comfortably and safely. Great for women of all ethnicities and ages, this is a revolutionary device that uses a subtle sonic vibration paired with a stainless steel Edge to sweep away dead, dull skin cells, debris, and peach fuzz for skin that’s soft, dewy, luminous, and younger-looking”

Nair has always burned my skin on my upper lip and wax has broken me out. I really wanted something to assist with the peach fuzz on the sides of my face. I have heard about women “shaving” their faces but I was too scared.  With these three steps you are set and for me I am able to do it every 2-3 weeks. It is suggested to do it weekly but for me it was not needed.  I waited to write this post so I can see if it really worked and if my skin would react to not only the flashing but to the products that are in the system. I am here to say that I love it and its something every women should incorporate into their beauty routine! It does not hurt,  my hair did not grow back crazy or thicker and my skin looks better

Dermaflash

DERMAFLASH three-step system:

Prep, Edge & Sooth

  1. Prep your skin with the included cleanser. This cleanser is gentle and does not leave your skin feeling dry
  2. With a new edge you use short strokes and the guide you see above lays it out so easy for the user. It opens and gives you step by step instructions with pictures. I am very visual so I appreciated this added feature. When you flash you will remove built debris, dead skin cells and my absolute favorite part the PEACH FUZZ lol
  3. Last but not least you will sooth the skin with the hydrating moisturizer. Again this is gentle and did not irritate my skin

Dermaflash

dermaflash review

MORE PRODUCT INFO:

  • The System is $189.00 and is sold at Sephora.
  • Replacement sets are $39.00 and sold at Sephora 
  • You get 6 weeks worth as there are 6 edges included. However again I found I do not need to do this weekly for my peach fuzz. You can easily do this every 2-3 weeks.
  • They have a direct website with even more details, how to’s and guides

My Final Thoughts:

Do I think you need this in your beauty routine? YES!! If you have peach fuzz or dry skin this will help tremendously. Makeup can only do so much, its your skin care routine that matters and this is skincare! As I have gotten older, skincare has become my top priority. My makeup application looks better and more flawless when my skin is at its best!

This can be pricey and I understand that but its a lot cheaper than getting this type of procedure done in the salon. I do wish however the edges were sold by themselves as I do think you can use your own cleansers and moisturizers.  However I have been told it all works in conjunction to give the best results. So I will say okayyyyy I get it! Who doesn’t want the best results? I know I do!

I want to hear your thoughts? What are you currently using for hair removal on your face?

 

DISCLAIMER: Dermaflash was sent for editorial consideration. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio

MUST HAVE KIEHL’S SKINCARE: BPAMC PICKS

Winter is coming and no I am not talking about Game of Thrones, I am talking about Chicago. Wind burning your face and temperatures below zero type of winter is coming lol My skin takes a beating every year and my skin ranges from Normal to Combo but when its dry its very dry! When it comes to must have products to combat my winter skin and really all year long Kiehl’s products are my go to. Kiehls products can be a bit more costly however a little goes a long way so the product will last you a good amount of time! I do use these all year long but in the other seasons I am able to try more or be bit more flexible because I am not soooo dry!  Lets talk about these Kiehl’s must have skin savers! Bonus?!!!??  Kiehl’s is now sold at Sephora!!

KIEHL'S Skincare

  1. Ultra Facial Cream: This face cream is well creamy and leaves my skin hydrated and dewy. It can be a bit wet to the touch at first.  It doesn’t dry down fully for a while but I prefer this.  It offers 24 hours of hydration and is available in three sizes, one being only $16 so its a great way to try this product.  Kiehl’s recently added a SPF  option which I was using over the summer and loved it.
  2. Midnight Recovery Concentrate:  Midnight Recovery will give you moisture with just 2-3 drops. It can be used alone or with your favorite nighttime moisturizer. Sometimes I just add one drop into my moisturizer and it is still hydrating enough!  With a blend of oils, including lavender, evening primrose, and squalene you will have softer and smooter skin by morning.
  3. Daily Reviving Concentrate: If you want to glow then you need this! Again all it takes is 2-3 drops but even with one drop mixed in your moisturizer especially if you are using the Ultra Facial Cream. With antioxidant protection and a blend of natural oils, including ginger root, sunflower, and tamanu you will not regret this purchase.
  4. Cucumber Herbal Conditioning Cleanser:  A newer cleanser to the Kiehls family. I have been using it for about a month now and love it! Suitable for all skin types but specifically those with dry and sensitive skin (its my perfect match lol) It is a foaming gel formula that will not strip your skin and leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft. One thing that will turn me off immediately to a face wash? Dry and tight skin after I dry off my face. This one will not do that to you I promise!
  5. Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado: I can not say enough about this eye cream. It literally saved my dry under eyes. After kids my skin changed and this brought life back to my eye area due to the avocado oil this is infused with. I prefer to use this at night because it is a bit thick (in a good way) and I  have other day creams I use but for night this cream is amazing! Again a little goes a long way so no matter what size you choose you will get a lot of bang for your buck!
  6. Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask: Do not tell my husband I told you but he is obsessed with this mask. The first time we both tried it he said “you can tell this is a good high quality mask” (his exact words lol) This is made to use during the day to brighten your skin and yes it does just that however it exfoliates as well. This is where my dry skin loves it! When you are ready to remove the mask all you need to do is take a wet rag and go in circular motions and let the cranberry seeds work their magic. Your skin will be feeling fresh, bright and smooth!

Here are some of my Kiehl’s Wish List Items:

Well there you have it, my must have Kiehl’s products and a few I am looking to get my hands on in the near future!  What skincare items are you loving? Do you have a Kiehl’s product you love that I didn’t mention? Let me know below!

 

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IHERB: Natural Beauty Products

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by IHerb and products were provided for reviewing purposes. Thoughts and opinions are my own. 

In recent months I have started to pay attention to ingredients of what is in my skincare products and when I went for my last facial I was told I need to exfoliate 3 times a week. I knew I wanted to try out Aveeno’s face scrub along with others from the Positively Radiant Line. You all know I love affordable beauty and have been paying close attention to ingredients so Aveeno was the perfect match! Per the IHERB website: “Positively Radiant is a collection of facial skincare products uniquely formulated to target all 5 Factors of Radiance – tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness and brown spots – to leave skin fresh, awake and luminous. 

Being a mom my sleep is never stable and my skin suffers.  Looking awake and luminous is key for my beauty routine and a must have with products I use.  The face scrub is gentle for my sensitive skin and has been leaving my skin feeling fresh and awake.  I can see a different in my texture and dullness and would suggest to try this scrub out if you are dealing with texture and dullness. One of the best things you can do is exfoliate 2-3 times a week and this scrub is perfect.

Natural Beauty products

When we think about natural beauty products sometimes that means going to a special store but now they are more accessible than ever and with IHERB the process is quick and easy.  IHERB has one of the largest selections of high quality natural products including the natural beauty products we love from the brands we love!  With over 35,000 products you are bound to find what you are looking for.  IHERB ships  to over 160 countries and is a Google Trusted Store with a customer service team that provides support in 10 different language

Shopping on IHERB was super easy. Its very user friendly where you can search by brand or by condition (ie: Anti Aging, Women’s ect…) You are able to find your products, add to your cart and check out. The prices are comparable to other retailers and the shipping was ridiculously fast. It felt like next day but it was probably 48 hours. Shipping is also free if you spend $20 which is better than seeing $50 which is what seems to be the standard and I hate that lol. Please tell me I am not the only one!

Aveeno Products: (click product to shop!)

If you are interested in trying Aveeno products or stocking up on your favs,  you can get 10% off your Aveeno Order on IHERB by clicking HERE!

 

Aveeno Skincare

Do you use Natural Beauty products, if so what are some of your favorites?  Have you shopped on IHERB before? Let me know in the comments below. I”d love to hear your thoughts!
IHERB, Natural Beauty Products

 

SKIN & CO: Luxury Skincare Brand Now At Ulta

So lets just get this out first. Ulta Beauty is stepping up their game this year and I am not mad one bit about it. I have always been a huge Ulta fan due to the fact that I personally prefer their rewards program over Sephora and they have drugstore options (you know I love my beauty steals!).  However sometimes the variety at Ulta is just not there for higher end beauty as it is for Sephora. Well beauty lovers look no further because Ulta’s  skincare section just got a face lift by adding in SKIN & CO.

So who are SKIN & CO you ask?  The Company started in 1928 in Italy when a “woman discovered the potent enzymes contained in Black Winter Truffle found in Umbria, Italy. Today that secret formula is kept in a small village in central Italy. They call it ……. The Buried Treasure” Sounds fabulous right? Well it is! Skincare has become such a passion of mine. Even though my skin is sensitive and can react to most products I still love to keep trying as I have learned what my triggers are or what to look out for. When I see results it feeds into my addiction that much more. I want tell you all about the SKIN & CO truffle therapy formula products  and give you product break down with my review.

Products:

  • TRUFFLE THERAPY FACE TONER
  • TRUFFLE THERAPY SERUM
  • TRUFFLE THERAPY EYE CONCENTRATE

SKIN & CO

 

Truffle Therapy Face Toner:  I have not tried many toners as they always seem to dry out my skin or have ingredients in them that will react with my skin (insert Alcohol here) This toner is special let me tell you.  With rave reviews online I had high hopes and it holds true to the reviews. Not only does this cleanse your skin it also does magic on your pores. I have combination skin so this means my T Zone on my face gets oily. Naturally my nose gets build up that I can feel when I wash my face ect. but after using this toner that build up has decreased significantly.

Per the Ulta Beauty Website: “Not your traditional face toner! We have created this toner to cleanse and purify the skin deeply. Formulated with natural extracts of Truffle, Calendula, Rose and Rosemary, we have created a blend to purify pores, while contributing the antiseptic powers of Witch Hazel and Sage to remove dead skin and bacteria to prevent future breakouts, and boosting the skin with extra antioxidants. A toner is an essential part of your beauty routine for healthy, youthful looking skin.

Truffle Therapy Serum:   All three products have this heavenly scent but its not heavy. The serum is a 2 in 1 product. It has a milky texture that gives your skin the hydration it needs to reveal more supple skin. However the serum sinks right in which then creates a matte finish and will serve as a primer for your makeup. Ummmm yes please!!! Who doesn’t love a beauty multitasking product?! 

Truffle Therapy Eye Concentrate: Oh eye creams how I love thee. If you missed my latest skincare post on eye creams worth the splurge you can see it here.  This eye cream will be added to that blog post as this eye cream is splurge worthy let me tell you! The scent is just heavenly with a texture that is so creamy and hydrating. A little goes a long way for me so you know you are getting your money worth with this one! I have been using it both at night and during the day and I have found my concealer to apply beautifully. If a eye cream is hydrating off the bat its a keeper in my book.

Per the Ulta Website: “the Truffle Therapy Eye Concentrate is formulated to the hydrate and nourish the delicate eye area, as well as tighten and smooth for a more youthful appearance. Truffle Therapy Eye Concentrate works best as part of the SKIN&CO Truffle Therapy regimen to help minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and reveal toned, radiant, healthy looking skin”

SKIN & CO products are all made in Italy and can now be found on ultabeauty.com and will be available in stores starting this summer.  I would recommend to check the brand out to see for your self. Out of all three products above I have to say the toner stands out for me. It really has given my skin texture around my nose area a big boost and no other toner has been able to cleanse and purify that area this much.  I would love to hear your thoughts on these products if you have tried them or what skin care products you are loving right now? I have so many skin care products I want to try but so happy to have had the opportunity to review these and have acquire them into my beauty routine.

DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by SKIN & CO. All thoughts and opinions are my own and honest. Some links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You so much for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio.

SKIN & CO