Thursday, July 27, 2017

C-ESTA Serum by Jan Marini


Jan Marini Face C-Esta Serum claims to protect your skin while tightening it through its combination of potent anti-aging ingredients. With continued use, the product promises to give you a rejuvenated and healthy-looking skin.
If you’re going to spend your money on a skin care product, you want to be sure it’ll be worth it, right? C-Esta is one of the most expensive vitamin C serums in the market today.
In case you’re thinking of investing your money on it, you might want to know what I think of it first.


Jan Marini Skin Research C-ESTA Serum containing DAE Complex is the culmination of years of intensive medical research that has resulted in the first stabilized form of lipid soluble topically applied Vitamin C in a patented delivery vehicle combined with other essential factors. Studies show C-ESTA containing DAE Complex is able to create conditions in the skin that enable dramatic rejuvenation beyond any technology available. Within a short period of time the skin's texture will begin to appear smoother and more supple. With continued use, the skin will become measurably firmer, more resilient, and facial contours will appear tighter and more defined. Deeper lines will appear far less pronounced, skin tones will even and the skin will appear noticeably younger and healthier.
  • For all skin types.
  • Light, completely absorbed formulation.
  • Dramatically lessens the appearance of wrinkles and deeper lines.
  • Increases skin elasticity and resiliency.
  • Skin will appear measurably firmer.
  • Facial contours will become tighter and more defined.
  • Skin will look rejuvenated and more youthful.
  • Compatible with Glycolic Acid products, Retin-A™, topical medications, moisturizers and makeup.
Please note:
It is normal for serum color to turn yellow. This will not affect the performance of the product.

Product Details

  • Jan Marini
  • Shake well. Apply morning and evening to clean skin. Apply over entire face, neck and behind ears.
  • Water (Aqua), Sodium Hyaluronate, DAE Complex (Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dimethyl MEA), Urea, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dimethicone, Tyrosine, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Zinc Sulfate, Thiotaine, Pyridoxine HCl, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Metabisulfite , Pantethine, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Farnesol, Linalool.

My Thoughts:  I can really tell a difference in the overall elasticity and firmness in my face since using this serum. I just recently turned 40 and I have people ask me all the time what kind of skin products do I use! With age you tend to have loss of elasticity in your skin and firmness and I can really see a big difference since using this Serum! I love it!

My Honest Review for the Lancome Matte Shakers

Shades from Left to Right: Beige Vintage, Energy Peach, Magic Orange

The new Matte shades come in the same cute martini shaker packaging with a moisturizing bi-phase oil and the intensity of liquid lipstick for durable comfort. The luxurious emulsion clings to lips like a second skin for extreme coverage and optimal staying power plus the cushion soft applicator was redesigned to soak up more product and provide precise application. The pointed tip makes maneuvering around the lip contour and edges efficient so it's easier to reapply on-the-go. 

I did not like the name choice for these shakers.

The pigmentation is wonderfully versatile! For sheer to medium coverage simply shake less to limit the amount of color on the applicator and apply a thin layer or two. For more vibrancy shake more and keep layering to achieve your desired saturation and intensity. No matter how much I use, the formula remains light and virtually undetectable while still providing enough hydration. The color lasts for hours.

When the color glides on it feels cool, alleviating and moist but dries quickly. Even though the formula isn’t creamy and the color dries matte, the underlying oils seep in and deeply condition to prevent skin from becoming parched. My lips feel plush, silky and healthy with no residue or tightness and the tint creates a full, pouty effect. If you want to switch from matte to shine without compromising color, simply layer a sheer Juicy Shaker on top.

My honest opinion: I would recommend these to anyone who loves highly pigmented lip products with a matte finish. This is perfect for summer, as it is light weight and is available in bold shades. As well, if you deal with dry lips, these are moisturizing and do not accentuate dry skin. They work perfectly on their own or with other lip products, such as lip liner, lipstick and lip gloss.
If you have tried them, what are your thoughts and/or fave shades? Let me know below! 

Friday, July 14, 2017

JORD Wood Watches


Browse their website for amazing designs that will leave you speechless. All classy for the men and women in your life or just for yourself. Reinvent your watch collection with pieces from Jord - you will not be let down. 

Please feel to enter their contest for a chance to win one of these amazing watches.

The contest will close August 6 at 11:59pm.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics

Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics is proud to present their Mineral Matte Eye Shadow Duo Collection. With colors coming in 5 different palette options, each set offers a matte style that is also gluten-free.
With rich pigments and satiny-soft finishes, these natural, highly pigmented mineral shadows provide you with endless fun. From natural to dramatic, we have you covered from brow bone to lash line. Each hue will nourish and protect the delicate eye area thanks to the addition of Green Tea Extract. Acting as an antioxidant to protect the skin against free radical damage, this extract is also an anti-inflammatory. When paired with Honeysuckle Extract and Osmosis Colour’s Gogi Berry Blend, the ingredients work together to soothe and tighten: a perk for irritated, puffy eyes due to sleep habits, allergies, or post wax treatments. This exclusive Gogi Berry Blend has 9 essential amino acids and contains 500% more vitamin C than oranges.
Apply directly on the skin for a soft, wash of color or apply after your primer for eye shadows that go on brighter and with more intensity. The darker shades can even be made into a liner by wetting your brush for a smooth and creamy application, much like a wet liner!
Colors: Chocolate Brulee, Crimson Cream, Mystic Mulberry, Sienna Dusk, Truffle Bliss.
  • Apply Crimson Cream, Sienna Dusk, or Truffle Bliss for a softer, more natural daytime application.
  • Mystic Mulberry and Chocolate Brulée are great for a smokey eye or evening look.
Price: $27 each from

My Honest Thoughts: 

This is an impressive eye shadow formula, particularly if you love your shimmery/matte finishes! The shimmer finishes have an extraordinarily creamy, buttery, smooth texture with amazing color payoff. The satin/matte finishes are soft, finely-milled, but less creamy and a bit powdery. They’re nicely pigmented, smooth, and long-wearing with several combinations to choose from. If you haven’t given any of the shadows iterations a look-see, they are well worth considering. 

I can really see this being my go-to palette as it just has everything you need for day or night. The palette as a whole is surprisingly compact, so if you're going away for the week you have all these versatile shades taking up a minimal amount of space.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Beauty Goodies for an Excellent Price

I received so much goodies and I have never felt in love with a makeup bag like this one. So perfect for travel and being a makeup freelancer it has helped me a lot. This is my to go bag and I am obsessed. I had the pleasure to try the makeup brushes as well and they work amazing. Perfect and the price is so unbelievable. You will not get disappointed, Please visit there store and check out all the amazing beauty products. I am including the links here as well.  

Beauty Sponges are soft enough to blend in your foundation.
Below are the links for all individual products.

1.Makeup brush blender bag

If you have questions please feel free to contact Shirley below. Thank you
AddressShanghai, China

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Hydra+ H.A. Serum and Ceramides Skin Hydrator by Neocell

I'm not getting any younger. I know, shocking!  I know that I'll never be back to looking like I did in my early years, but, I'm doing what I can to slow the aging process.  I don't believe any product can completely reverse the signs of aging but there are some out there that I've found to be beneficial in keeping the aging process from going as fast. I've been using NeoCell's products for almost a year and I feel amazing. 
Ceramides Skin  Hydrator capsules are made with ingredients that are formulated for healthy skin hydration.  NeoCell Ceramides Skin Hydrator promotes skin hydration, elasticity, and cellular turnover.  Having skin that's hydrated is apt to give your skin a more youthful look and feel.

About CERAMIDES Skin Hydrator
Ceramides Skin Hydrator is a nutricosmetic solution that is scientifically formulated for healthy skin hydration. This unique blend of beauty-enhancing nutrients promotes skin hydration, elasticity, and cellular turnover for glowing, supple skin. 
It seems no matter what season it is, they all affect our skin. Most suffer from dryness that can become painful if not treated. Prevention is key and easily maintained with NeoCell’s Ceramides.

I have been a huge fan of NeoCell for years. I’ll admit, I have my favorites, however, I was intrigued when I was introduced to their newest product,  Ceramides Skin Hydrator. Let’s face it, NeoCell keeps 40 fabulous! I have been a product reviewer for 7 years and I haven’t found anything that can beat them.
How does it work?

Ceramides Skin Hydrator is formulated with a blend of nutrients that support hydration all while combating free radicals in the body to support its collagen systems. It includes Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid along with Ceramosides Phytoceramide Extract as active ingredients. Take 2 capsules per day to see a noticeable difference in the smoothness of your skin. Although the packaging states “result start in just 15 days”, I noticed significant results within one week.
As you age, your body doesn’t produce as much collagen, making it a necessity to supplement. NeoCell has an extensive array of quality collagen and skin care supplements that you can trust.

NeoCell is the originator and industry authority on solutions that promote vital collagen health.  They believe in the power of collagen, the body’s structural protein, and its ability to heal and nourish, providing youth not only of the body, but also of the spirit.

They produce products of the highest quality, integrity and efficacy so that people at all stages of life can live with confidence and vitality.

NeoCell’s Hydra+ H. A. Serum is a penetrating time release serum with hyaluronic acid that provides hydration and cell turnover while also being paraben free.  It uses liposome technology to deliver it’s goodness.

The serum's lightweight formula quickly melts into my skin leaving it soothed both day and night with a single pump and a gentle massage onto my face and neck. It feels like it's really penetrating into the skin instead of just sitting on top of it. Something light and hydrating is super important to me especially during the day because I need something that is going to sit well underneath my makeup. I think what makes this product great for me is that  not only is it organic but it also has time release and liposome technology which allows me to get deep hydration all day.

The serum is formulated with hyaluronic acid to boost and lock in hydration as well as boost the cell turnover rate for firmer smoother skin, soluble collagen to plump the skin, and antioxidants to fight off free radicals which also helps to delay the aging process. If I've said it once, I'll say it again I love a bit of anti-aging in my skincare. It's better and easier to prevent than treat the signs of aging with a scent of tangerines.

In that being said I think that this is a great serum for any skin type because it is so lightweight and it really absorbs into the skin. For dry to normal types you can easily use it in both the morning and at night underneath your moisturizer and those with oilier skin can either use it solely at night with their moisturizer like I used to do or they can use it during the day in lieu of a traditional moisturizer. Never forget that oily skin needs hydration just as much as dry skin does!    

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