Monday, October 2, 2017

Collagen + C and Hair, Skin and Biotin

What is Collagen?

Collagen is a long-chain amino acid and the most abundant protein in the body. It is composed of the individual amino acids Glycine, Proline, Hydroxyproline and Arginine and in nature is found exclusively in animal tissue, especially bones and connective tissue. It is what is responsible for giving skin elasticity, hair its strength, and connective tissue its ability to hold everything in place.

According to most of the NeoCell, Super Collagen+C Reviews, It thickens fine hair, includes figure and eases off balding. It repairs connective tissues for enhanced flexibility. It enhances course. It pushes wound mending. It glycine raises lean muscle to help blaze fat while you rest. It gives specific amino acids important to renewing the figure's collagen supply. It aides minimize fine lines & wrinkles, and enhances flexibility in the skin.

What us Biotin?

a vitamin of the B complex, found in egg yolk, liver, and yeast. It is involved in the synthesis of fatty acids and glucose. It is also used orally for hair loss, brittle nails, skin rash in infants (seborrheic dermatitis), diabetes, and mild depression.

How does it work?

Biotin is an important component of enzymes in the body that break down certain substances like fats, carbohydrates, and others.

My Opionion

Overall I am very pleased with Neocell , I have been using neo Cell for over a year and I love the results. I use it daily with smoothies. You must try and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Coconut Oil Swish

Oil pulling has been around for years, which makes me upset I’ve only just found out about it via the web. It’s an ancient technique that involves swishing oil in your mouth for 20 minutes to help improve your oral & overall health. The idea behind it is pretty simple- the oil is “sticky” and when you swish it around in your mouth bacteria gets stuck in the oil & dissolves.

It’s easy to do. Pick an oil, I chose this Coconut Oil, put anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon, depending on what you can handle, in your mouth & swish for 20 minutes.  know you are freaking out about the 20 minute thing, but TRUST me when I say- it flies by. Something about the whole process is relaxing to me. No talking, just swishing. Pull the oil through your teeth & make sure NOT to swallow it (you don’t want to swallow the bacteria you are trying to get rid of). When your timer beeps, spit out the oil into a plastic baggy or directly into the trash. Don’t spit it down the drain cause the oil will solidify again &  could mess up your pipes.

here are a few of many good benefits, please do your own research.

  • Whitens teeth
  • Prevents cavities & gingivitis & benefits overall oral health
  • Helps the ease the symptoms of a hangover & migraines
  • Has been said to help people who have sleep issues
  • Clears out your sinuses
  • Helps with general oral pain issues
  • Could assist in hormonal imbalances.

Coconut Oil Swish is the new Listerine!!!!

For more information please visit the website OIL SWISH

Monday, August 21, 2017

Lancome Translucence Powder

"What it is: 
A  silky powder with a touch of sheer coverage to set makeup for lasting wear. 

What it does: 
Translucent Loose Setting Powder locks in makeup for long-lasting wear, without adding weight or texture. This product creates a modern, matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage, while it absorbs oil and reduces shine all day. The pros know why it's their favorite: the powder is a little denser than an average powder, providing super smooth, even application and blending. This no-flashback formula means you'll look great in photos, and it creates a soft-focus effect to subtly blur the look of fine lines and imperfections. It will not settle into fine lines or pores and never looks cakey. These truly translucent shades work on all skin tones—from the fairest to the deepest. The just-released, Translucent Medium shade was designed to be completely translucent on light to the medium skin tones, ensuring that every skin tone gets a perfectly flawless, translucent finish. 
What else you need to know: 
I use this Setting Powder to set foundation and prolong its wear, so I apply it after foundation and concealer, and before applying powder-based color. An added benefit: it helps powder blush or bronzer go on more evenly. 

This professional-quality powder is noncomedogenic, non-caking, and dermatologist tested. 

On to my thoughts:
As I mentioned above, I already love this loose setting powder. I use it everyday to set my undereyes. You can definitely use it on your whole face to set the rest of you makeup and it looks great. I just personally prefer mattifying pressed powders to set the rest of my face.

Have you tried either of these Lancôme products? Post your comments below!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sincerely Cosmetics

I had the pleasure of trying 2 Sincerely Lipsticks from the Sincerely Cosmetics Line  ‘Creativity’ is a beautiful unicorn pink, perfect for fun looks and festival outfits! ‘Awesome’ is a rich red tone which spreads beautifully on the lips with a hint of glitter.

Each pale, brown skin, and dark skinned individual looked amazing with these colors. They would look nice as a casual lip or even a night-out type of look. Both are perfect for a daring, bold, yet chic outfit.

These lipsticks have a classic creamy finish and glides on the lips smoothly. They are also pigmented, you can get away with one swipe on the lips. The longevity is also very amazing for a lipstick. It lasted a few hours for me. So I recommend.

Sincerely Cosmetics Vegan, Non-Toxic, Hypo-Allergenic, Mineral Makeup. Created by Actress Ciera Payton. Free Yourself From Toxicity!


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Thursday, August 10, 2017

How to Use Color Correctors Correctly

I don’t know about you, but achieving a smooth canvas with my skin is number one on my list when it comes to makeup. Before I even begin to think about adding any sort of beat, color or dramatic effects, I want to look even-toned. You’ve probably noticed that concealers no longer come in only skin tone shades. Instead, there are many different colors (green, purple, pink, yellow, etc.). Each shade has a specific issue they are best suited to conceal. And if you have several spots on your face that you struggle with, then understanding color correcting concealers can be a total game changer.

Start by selecting your concern. You can choose from:
  • Dark Circles
  • Redness
  • Dark Spots
  • Dullness

Green Concealers: The color green neutralizes the color red, which is why green concealers are wonderful for getting rid of any redness on your face. Use a green based spot concealer to remove redness from an annoying zit, or any acne scars. If you have widespread redness, (rosacea, windburn or sunburn), then a color correcting green primer will be best to significantly reduce redness and give an even toned base for flawless foundation application.

Purple, lavender, or lilac concealers are best suited for eliminating any unwanted yellow undertones on your skin. People with a pasty, dull, yellow complexion will love how a purple concealer or primer adds a beautiful glow to their face. As you probably guessed, purple is directly across from yellow on the color wheel. To remove yellow tones from your entire face, consider a color correcting purple primer. If you’re looking to conceal yellow spots, a spot concealer is best.

Yellow concealers are perfect for hiding purple or blue bruises, veins, and under eye circles, so it’s no surprise yellow is right across from purple on the color wheel. Yellow concealers are typically the most general, and are great for evening out skin tone to give a bright base for your foundation. Depending on your skin tone, they can also be a perfect as an eye shadow base if you don’t have a eye primer handy.

Salmon/Peach Concealers: These are ideal for brightening around the eye area and masking signs of fatigue. This particular concealer color is a mixture of red, orange, and yellow hues, which are across from the blue, purple, and green hues on the color wheel. That’s why this color is best to combat dark under eye circles. Since it’s a great brightening agent, these concealers also work well to cover raccoon eyes and to give sallow olive tones skin a much needed radiance.

Make sure you apply on your problem spot only and not all over your face. Hope this helped.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme is a multi-action anti-aging cream that reduces the appearance of different skin aging signs including fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, dryness and dullness. Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme claims to work by igniting the innate ability of the skin to heal and regenerate itself. The formula also uses other active ingredients for stimulating different anti-aging pathways of the skin cells. It boosts collagen production to help restore the youthfulness of the skin making it more elastic and smooth. It also uses powerful moisturizing and soothing ingredients to reduce inflammation and prevent dryness and, therefore, prevent premature skin aging.

I recently started using it, and the appearance of my skin was instantly smoother, completely moisturized and radiant after one use.After extensively examining Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme, it is a good anti-aging cream. The product is designed to target all the skin aging signs although it is mostly effective for fine lines and wrinkles. Like always I encourage you to compare all beauty products to find what you are looking for.

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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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Get Your Skin Back on Track With Exuviance AGE REVERSE Hand Rejuvenator

How about a power peel... for hands! Target signs of aging on hands - crepiness, loose skin, and dark spots - with a 10% Citric Acid Peel and anti-aging hand cream.

Hands are often neglected when it comes to our skin care routines. I, myself, am guilty of this, as my hands look more aged than my face. I’m a hairstylist and my hands are under water most of my days so these things take their toll.

Before bed, apply Hand Rejuvenator Peel to back of clean hands with a cotton pad or ball:
  1. Press cotton to the top of the bottle to release the peel fluid
  2. Smooth onto the back of hands, applying 2-3 layers
  3. Allow the peel to absorb fully for about 1 minute
  4. Follow immediately with a generous application of the Hand Rejuvenator Cream, focusing on the back of hands, and extending to fingers if desired. Cotton gloves can be worn over the cream if desired
  5. In the morning, apply the Hand Rejuvenator Cream to the back of hands and allow at least one hour before washing hands
Sunburn Alert: This product contains an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

My Opinion:

After wearing this formula on my hands I was super impressed.  Doing hair for so many years really dried out my hands so I am so happy I found this Hand Peel. I recommend this strongly.

Before and After

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Game Face Wipes Formulated For Men

Stay fresh on the fly with Game Face Wipes! Whether you're soaking up the sun at the beach, hitting the gym, working on the construction site, landscaping the yard in the brutal heat, or simply just trying to catch your flight, Game Face Wipes are designed to help you stay fresh & clean while going about your daily responsibilities!

About the Product
Deodorizing Underarm and Body Wipes
Our Deodorizing Wipes are perfect for a quick post-workout wipe down. They are made with a cleansing formula that kills odor and leaves the skin feeling clean & fresh. Game Face’s Deodorizing Wipes are perfect for gym rats of all degrees to keep themselves smelling fresh after a rigorous workout.

Anti-Bacterial "Warrior" Wipes
Our anti-bacterial “Warrior Wipes” are made with a mild hand/body sanitizing cleansing formula that kills germs and leaves the skin feeling clean & fresh. Our eco-friendly wipes are perfect for gym rats of all degrees to keep themselves free of MRSA and other staph based bacteria that are common in work out facilities.

Cooling Facial Wipes
Our line of “Cooling Wipes” (Energize & Invigorate) are specifically designed to keep you cool in the hottest of situations, wiping away sweat without leaving any trace of residue. Cool down, energize & get back in the game.

Cleansing Facial Wipes
Our "Cleansing Wipes" (Refresh & Rejuvenate) wipe away dirt, grime, and sweat while also hydrating the skin.

All products are:
Paraben Free
98% Natural
100% Biodegradable (TENCEL)
Dermatologist Tested
Made In The USA!

My Opinion:
My new thing in my purse lately. I love these wipes. The scent is citrusy but not over powering that you cant breath. Make  sure you check out the website for information.

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