Showing posts with label Winter Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Winter Beauty. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

8 Winter Skin Saving Products To Try Now



Right about now, we’ve had it with Winter 2019! With spring not arriving until March 20, and genuinely warm weather weeks later, we all still have a bit of bitter cold to endure. Oh and that cold… what it does to our skin! From our fabulous faces to our tootsies -- even when our skin isn’t exposed to the elements -- it just seems as if winter sucks the moisture from everything. Yes, now is a good time to share a few skin saving finds and a great time to try them!






Usually around the beginning of January, our hands are showing some serious winter damage. It’s weird… we have super dry skin on the palms of our hands! Our answer to the uncomfortable (and ugly) problem is Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream ($15). This hand cream is the best we’ve found this season! It has the same luscious scent as Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream, is fast absorbing, and highly nourishing. Plus, selenium-rich Brazil Nut fuels protein enzymes to help keep cuticles and nails strong.





How about our faces? It feels as if there are times when we simply cannot win against the elements. Not enough moisture and massive dry, flaky skin. Too much moisturizer and we have an oil slick going on. We have found that the answer lies within listening to our skin. There are days when we need more moisture and days when we need less. Our go-to this winter has been Baré Alchemy Serum ($90). With four different formulas, we’ve found it super easy to grab the level of care that we need on any given day.




On the subject of our faces, we have a year-round remedy mask that keeps our skin balanced Winter or Summer… Chantecaille Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask ($84)! Let’s start with the fact that Chantecaille is a cruelty-free brand and we could go on about how much we love Chantecaille’s philosophies, but let us tell you about this skin saving mask. It was specifically designed for distressed skin! It smells like a bit of Heaven and taking five minutes to nourish your skin with the Chantecaille Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask feels like Heaven! Definitely a year-round must-have!





Our pucker seems to have it’s own problems during the winter and by the looks of everyone in around town, we're not the only ones. We solve this problem with twice weekly “lip scrub” sessions using ECOLIPS Lip Scrub in Mint ($19.99). ECOLIPS is Organic and Fair Trade Certified packed with essential oils that nourish winter ravaged lips. We follow this up with L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm ($12) and we have tubes of this stuff everywhere! L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm is also Organic and Fair Trade Certified. And both ECOLIPS and L’Occitane donate proceeds to charities!






Just like our chapped, problematic lips our feet are well… ugh! We're tough on our tootsies no matter what time of year, but the winter does quite a number on our feet. We work, really work at keeping them looking “sandal” ready. Hey, if we get the opportunity to go somewhere warm, we are so out of here! We, digress. For us, the go-to products have got to be Footlogix Exfoliating Foot File ($17) followed with Epcoh Sole Solution Foot Treatment by NuSkin ($30). The combination of these two products absolutely does the trick!




Rounding out our go-to winter weather products is a completely new discovery. Sebamed Moisturizing Body Lotion ($19.95) has a convenient pump and offers this amazingly long-lasting moisture for all over. We have very sensitive skin and a lot of body lotions cause us problems. So this is one that’s great for sensitive skin. Sebamed's body lotion is recommended for normal as well as problematic skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. You can use it after bathing or showering to effectively lock in moisture and hydration all day long.


Pro Tip: Ease Up On The Hot Water! While a hot shower may feel amazing on a cold winter day, that hot water is stealing hydration from your skin. Skin’s oils actually melt away under that hot water, add soap to mix and what you’re left with is dry, irritated skin. Opt for warm water and a short shower.



Monday, February 4, 2019

Recovery For Your Beauty Routine




Woohoo it's going to be 50 degrees today, breakout that bikini baby! Hmmm... thinking about that for a moment, you may want to hold off and take care of your skin. After the arctic blast from the polar vortex, our hair and skin might be left a little worse for the wear. But we have some recovery products that will have your skin and hair looking absolutely stunning.



BANISH THE HAT HAIR: As you probably quickly realized last week, suffering in the name of good hair is just not worth it. After donning a beanie and dealing with flat, hat hair you can give those locks a makeover and be prepared for the next polar vortex! We have come to swear by the VOLOOM Volumizing Iron ($129.99). Hats are no match for the damage-free, locked-in volume you can achieve. The secret is in the patented plates – which gently build lasting structure into the under-layers of the hair, lifting the top layers up and away from the scalp. In only a few minutes (and without damage) hair is volumized and ready to brave the cold... or whatever life swings your way.



TLC, tender loving conditioner: You’ve battled hat hair, but all that cold air and dry heat has done major damage to your locks. Treat it to a little TLC, without any of the hassle. Because The évolis Professional Treatment Mask ($40) dries to a candy like hard shell when applied to dry hair, you can leave it on overnight without fear of it ruining your silk pillowcase. When you wake up, rinse out for hair that is smooth as silk with improved texture, manageability and shine thanks to ingredients like Baobab, Rosa Multiflora and Sanguidorba Officinalis.



WARM UP Your Beauty Routine: Channel warm weather vibes with these NEW spring beauty launches from Gabriel Cosmetics and Zuzu Luxe! Gabriel Cosmetics and Zuzu Luxe have created a line of professional-quality products that are not only cruelty-free, but also vegan, all-natural and gluten-free!

1.  Zuzu Luxe Mineral Highlighter ($30) – a perfect dupe for “Champagne Pop” with a cleaner, greener formula. This long-wear, mineral powder highlighter with luminescent pigments create a lit-from-within glow and its creamy texture blends easily to the cheekbones, brow bone or wherever else you apply it.

2.  Gabriel Cosmetics Classic Palette II ($27.50) – An update on the original GC “do-it-all” eyeshadow collection, these 4 shades of taupes and browns are expertly paired to create a multitude of looks with just one palette. Richly pigmented with excellent color payoff and no fallout, these shadows contain nourishing ingredients like, Sea Fennel Extract, Jojoba Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide (a natural sun protectant!), and Koalin (built-in primer!). Gabriel Cosmetics Daydream Palette ($27.50) – Same benefits as the Classic II Palette but inspired by the serenity and beauty of nature’s elements and in four dreamy, fairylike shades.

3.  Gabriel Cosmetics Ephemeral Beauty Nail Collection ($8.50 individually, $24.50 as a set) – Five shades of 10-Free polishes in various finishes: Rose Quartz, Wave (lavender), Breeze (pale blue), Cactus (jade green) and Moonstone (holographic shimmer).

4.  Gabriel Cosmetics Soft Berry Lipstick ($18) – Based off the brand’s top-selling Soft Berry Lipgloss, this muted-purple/pink shade is flattering on all literally everyone. The creamy, long-lasting formula contains sea fennel extract, jojoba seed oil and sesame seed oil to lock in hydration and keep your lips oh-so-kissable.





Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Top Clean Skincare Products for Body Parts You Usually Neglect




At the very least, you probably wash and moisturize your face daily and that's great. You should take care of the skin on your face, but there are other body parts that deserve a little TLC too -- especially during the colder months and especially during a polar vortex. So, what are the most neglected areas of your body? Your hands, feet, scalp, neck and intimate feminine area are five of the often overlooked body parts that also need exfoliating and moisturizing to keep them just as healthy as your complexion. We have a few recommendations to keep your skin glowing and gorgeous throughout the winter! 





Neglected Body Part: NECK
Solution: Arbonne RE9 Advanced Age-Defying Neck Cream ($85) - Don't fall victim to neck neglect! This heavenly cream, formulated with peptides, helps improve the appearance of firmness by adding moisture to your delicate neck and décolletage area, while stabilized vitamin C boosts and maintains moisture to support collagen.




Neglected Body Part: BIKINI AREA

Solution: Nelly De Vuyst BioFemme Soothing Mask Elle ($48) - Ideal mask for post-depilatory care of the bikini area and skin predisposed to ingrown hairs. Its organic soothing and antibacterial ingredients prevent irritations and rashes to ensure the greatest comfort after hair removal. From the first application, this treatment provides a real sensation of freshness without causing irritation. The skin is left soft, smooth and immediately soothed. Ingredients include: Aloe Vera, Green Tea Extract, Chamomile Extract, Calendula Extract, Kaolin, Alum Stone Powder, Silica, Irish Moss, Essential Oils of Green Mint and Peppermint, Essential Oil of Fennel



Neglected Body Part: HANDS

Solution: Arbonne Shea Butter Hand Cream ($20) - Moisturizes, softens and soothes. This hand cream is formulated to help provide long-lasting nourishment by replenishing moisture, and is gentle enough for dry skin. The non-greasy formula provides skin nourishment from sustainable shea butter. Vitamin E softens and nourishes while coconut oil soothes skin and absorbs quickly leaving skin feeling soft.




Neglected Body Part: SCALP

Solution: The Mane Choice Multi-Vitamin Scalp Nourishing Growth Oil ($9.29) - This natural oil blend is made exclusively for the scalp. Formulated to help revitalize and rejuvenate, our revitalizing oil is powerful, yet gentle enough to be used daily. Helps to reduce shedding, leaving scalp feeling soothed & conditioned. The oil also helps support natural growth and retention.




Neglected Body Part: FEET

Solution: Ethique Pumice & Peppermint Foot Polish ($14.73) - Show your feet some love with a refreshing foot scrub made with peppermint oil, pumice and lashings of cocoa butter to help with cracked heels and dry bits.


All products are available online and linked for your convenience! 




Friday, January 25, 2019

Skincare For Your Legs Winter Edition



Maybe, the best place to start with winter skin care is to look at why we experience skin issues. Our skin changes for multiple reasons. Stress, hormones, age, and yes, even the weather all contribute to changes in tone and texture. As for our legs, being protected by clothing during the cooler months actually works as a moisture thief. Generally fabric is against the skin on our legs, so not only is the fabric robbing moisture from our skin it’s also irritating the skin by constantly rubbing against it. While we aren’t exactly able to bare our legs throughout the cooler months, there are various ways to keep your legs looking summer sexy throughout autumn and winter.





Exfoliate. TME readers know that we emphasize not over-exfoliating the skin on your face, but you may be neglecting the rest of your body -- specifically your legs. You need to remove dead skin cells, which are most likely more prevalent during the cooler months. We recommend that you exfoliate your legs every other time that you bath or shower. Dry “brush” with a pair of inexpensive spa gloves and follow up with a fab body scrub. Our current fave is Golden Door Bamboo Body Scrub ($58).






Hair Removal. More women than you think opt not to go for permanent hair removal. Yep. Shaving is still at the forefront of hair removal and while we never really understood the whole idea of not shaving our legs regularly, we have found out over the years that a lot of us don’t shave our legs during the winter and this actually contributes to lackluster legs. When you shave, it’s super important to use a good shave cream and razor. Our current faves are Dr. Bronner's Organic Shaving Soap ($8.99) and Gillette Venus Swirl ($8.99).





Moisturize. You absolutely need to pay special attention to moisturizing your skin, from head-to-toe, during the cooler months and our legs are no exception. For conditioned, supple and sexy winter legs you need to moisturize them everyday. Finding a moisturizer that really locks it in can be a little challenging, so it’s worth it to do your research! Our current fave is Kiehl's Creme de Corps Body Cream ($75) and also a super budget-friendly choose that we found by complete accident ... Healthy Accents Essential Skin Lotion that will run you about $4 a bottle and works pretty well. 

We hope that you’ve found this post to be helpful and remember, you can always email us with your questions at info@makeupexminer.com! 


Friday, January 11, 2019

New For 2019 From ELEMIS




After weeks of indulging, the new year is a time to pause, take stock and positively plan for the year ahead. ELEMIS has picked the tools you need to give your skin a fresh start, with four expertly curated skincare systems. Each one is unique, featuring signature products, packed full of potent ingredients from above and below the earth’s surface.

“We all know those common New Year's Resolutions; eat healthier, drink more water, exercise more. But what about your Skincare? After a busy and indulgent festive season, chances are your skin is starting to show the after effects. It’s the perfect time to Make A Change for good and Put Your Best Face Forward.” -Noella Gabriel, ELEMIS President and Co-Founder.

Choose From Four Different Kits:

HEALTHY KICKSTART ($45) - Start fresh with a plant powered glow. Like a juice cleanse for the skin, these nutrient-dense superfood ingredients help give you a lasting, outdoor-fresh glow. 

  • Superfood Facial Wash 150ml (Full Size) 
  • Superfood Facial Oil 5ml 
  • Superfood Day Cream 30ml 
  • Papaya Enzyme Peel 15ml

A SMOOTH START ($105) - Start fresh with smoother skin. Take a shortcut to radiance with our revolutionary. Tri-Enzyme technology to exfoliate and even skin tone. 

  • Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash 200ml (Full Size)
  • Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads 60 pads (Full Size)
  • Dynamic Resurfacing Serum 10ml
  • Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask 15ml

RESTORE, REFRESH, RENEW ($75) - Start fresh with an around-the-clock routine. Synchronize your skin with the power of Peptide4 and exclusive extracts of Star Arvensis and Night Scented Stock. A well-rested look, day or night.

  • Gentle Foaming Facial Wash 150ml (Full Zise)
  • Peptide4 Eye Recovery Cream 5ml
  • Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil 30ml
  • Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask 15ml

FACE A FIRM FUTURE - ($135) Start fresh with younger looking skin.Step in to the new year with intensely hydrated and plumped skin. Clinically proven to improve firmness and hydration in just 14 days. 

  • Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser 200ml (Full Size)
  • Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir 15ml 
  • Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 30ml 
  • Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks 1 Sachet


ELEMIS Starter Kits are available online at ELEMIS.com and ULTA.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

jane iredale Launches BeautyPrep Hyaluronic Serum




No matter the climate or season, keeping your skin's hydration level balanced is essential for all skin types -- and incorporating a plumping, moisture-packed serum into your routine can be just the ticket. Enter the New jane iredale BeautyPrep Hyaluronic Serum.

This simple yet powerful new step is the brand's most innovative approach to healthy skincare, delivering a unique blend of nutrient-rich botanicals and ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid. The Serum smoothes, softens and brightens your complexion with potent antioxidant protection and ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid – the "smart nutrient" that adjusts to varying humidity levels to give skin the exact amount of moisture it needs.

The Serums joins the BeautyPrep family – complete with Face Cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer – these high-performing products work to create the perfect canvas for makeup or, they may even cause you to skip it altogether.



jane iredale BeautyPrep Hyaluronic Serum ($52) Features:  

  • Delivers long-lasting hydration
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines
  • Improves the appearance of dull skin
  • Smoothes uneven skin texture
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores
  • Protects, calms and soothes


The New jane iredale BeautyPrep Hyaluronic Serum, and the entire BeautyPrep Collection, is available online at janeiredale.com.





Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Five Winter Beauty Problems Solved


This week's weather has been brutal! We've made super nutritious soup and super delicious hot chocolate, but nothing seems to shake off this cold! We're voting to run off to a warmer climate! To make matters worse it sort of seems like our hair and skin are like a misbehaving toddler and this certainly doesn't make the cold any easier to cope with. The winter weather brings unique beauty challenges, from static hair to dry skin, chapped lips and watery eyes. So until we can make our great escape to somewhere warm and sunny, we might as well make the best of things around here and share some winter beauty tips.



1. Static Hair: Both an external and internal problem. While we can do little to control the external dry air sans remaining in a hermetically sealed environment, we have control over how we treat our hair. Dry hair is the underlying issue with static hair problems. So getting hydration back into those tresses is the part of the solution. You can afford to skip shampoos during the winter and opt to use a dry shampoo and try a once per week treatment like Harklinikken Hair Hydrating Mask ($56). 

2. Dry Hair: When you’ve worked to get hydration back in your hair, don’t zap it out with stylers. While you may think that you need a little extra gel or finishing spray to control those flyaways, you’re actually weighing you hair down and drying your hair out! Opt for fewer products, alcohol-free stylers, and change up your styling tools. Use your blow dryer on a lower setting with a diffuser and a natural bristled brush like our favorite Mason Pearson Brush ($150). And under no circumstances should you take that flat iron to your head without using a thermal protectent!

3. Dry Skin: For starters, resist the temptation to take long, hot showers or baths. Hot showers and baths feel fantastic on a cold winter morning, but they’re actually hydration stealers. Skip the bath and opt for a shower spending no more than 15 minutes and keep the temperature warm. Use a hydrating shower gel and after your shower, you need to get moisture back into your skin so don't skip the body moisturizer and one super hydrating moisturizer that we've found is Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer ($10). 

4. Chapped Lips: Easily one of the biggest winter weather beauty issues. Aside from cold temperatures and blistery winds, a big contributor to chapped lips is the habit of licking your lips when they feel dry. Get hooked on hydration with lip balm. For nighttime, grab a non-petroleum based product like Waxelene ($35).

5. Watery Eyes: Between blistery winds and sun glare no wonder our peepers start to water. While you can opt for all the waterproof cosmetics available, why not take a super easy preventative measure like sunglasses? Aside from protecting your peepers from the elements, sunglasses are a fabulous way to stylishly give your eyes a rest from sun glare and our pick of the moment is a pair of Dior Reflected Aviator Sunglasses ($550).

xoxo TME

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fall and Winter Skincare Beauty Bargains


If you’re living in the Northeast part of the country, you may be thinking that the cold weather is never going to arrive. Oh the bliss of delusion. According to the weather experts, we can welcome to the cold, windy weather this weekend! Okay, so enough about the weather... we all know what's coming isn’t exactly idea and that the cold, harsh elements are going  play havoc on our skin. Happily, we finally got around to testing out a few skin-loving products and these babies won’t break the bank!




You can begin any at-home spa time with the Spin Spa Body Brush ($19.99). This battery-powered brush comes with 5 attachments including a massage, mesh sponge, cleansing, microdermabrasion, and pumice stone for through and complete indulgence.

After using the Spin Spa Body Brush, we dove write into the Spin Spa Face Brush ($12.99) for an at-home facial experience. This water resistant, battery-powered brush comes with two cleansing attachments for through and complete indulgence that will bring the spa to you.



One of the most surprising products that we found is from essence cosmetics. This brand is extremely bargain based and we were highly skeptical about product efficacy. Can you find hand and nail happiness for $3.99 each? Well, YES you can! essence cosmetics honey care smoothing nail & cuticle scrub is an absolute nail saver with exfoliating properties and soothing, nourishing oils that leave nails looking perfect! Paired with essence cosmetics honey care moisturizing & caring hand cream for all over hand care and you are good to go throughout the cold months! Did we mention that both products smell amazing?!?


Rounding out our finds is another essence product that actually is a year-round absolute must-have. essence makeup cooling & relaxing eye pads ($3.99) are the ultimate wake-up, pick-up for tired eyes. Toss them in the fridge and they are ready to go anytime, plus they’re super cute!

The products total around $45, which is a lot less then you would spend for one spa treatment and together they make the perfect holiday gift! The Spin Spa Body Brush and the Spin Spa Facial are available online at Spin Spa and mass retailers. essence products available online at essence makeup!




Friday, February 16, 2018

Golden Door Offers Up A Pop Of Citrus For Spring


After so many weeks of wicked winter weather, we’re getting a brief (very brief) reprieve. This seems to happen every winter -- it’s a day or two, smack in the middle of February, that fools us into thinking that spring will soon be here. But don’t worry. Just in case you were actually missing winter slop, it’s returning with full force.

However, just in case you are so over winter and so ready for spring you can keep that fresh and revitalized feeling of spring with a few items from our favorite spa -- Golden Door! The Golden Door’s Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub and Yuzu Body Oil is an absolute dynamic duo for your skin. These two Golden Door products are an amazing way to say Bye-Bye to winter ravaged skin and bring a little spring into your life.

What is Yuzu and why we love it? Yuzu is a fruit known in East Asia for its uplifting and fragrant citrus scent. The Yuzu Fruit is known to guard against colds, treat the roughness of skin, and relax the mind. What better way to give yourself a complete boost?!?




Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub, Japanese Citrus Blend ($58 on sale for $44): This aromatic and invigorating body scrub contains an extraordinary combination of selected ingredients to immediately improve the appearance of the skin. Sugar granules meticulously exfoliate while nourishing sesame, sunflower, safflower and jojoba oils deeply condition and moisturize the skin leaving it radiant and silky soft! All while the invigorating Yuzu citrus blend uplifts your spirit and mind.

Yuzu Body Oil, Japanese Citrus Blend ($48): A combination of essential oils in a light, nourishing coconut-based oil. As the oil is applied, it releases several different natural aromas from the essential oils that heal, calm and soothe in addition to uplifting the spirit. Perfect for dry or mature skin.

Always made with love -- 100% of Golden Door’s profits go to select charities across the U.S. dedicated to transforming the lives of children. You can find Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub and Yuzu Body Oil, as well as many skin-loving products, online at Golden Door



Thursday, January 11, 2018

How To Get Glowy Winter Skin


Right about now, we’re all feeling a little pasty. It’s the woes of winter skin but we have tips from top Celebrity Makeup Artists Katey Denno and Kara Yoshimoto Bua on how to turn your pale, winter skin into a gorgeous, gleaming glow.  We saw Katey Denno give Lily James a gorgeous Red Caret glow the other evening, as did Kara Yoshimotobua for Jessica Biel. The looks are easy to replicate … so read on to find out how!

Green Beauty Expert and Celebrity Makeup Artist Katey Denno worked with Biossance to give British beauty Lily James a golden glow for the Red Carpet. Before creating her effortless makeup look, Katey prepped Lily's skin by pressing in 5-6 drops of Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil ($72) to brighten and even out her skin tone.

Then, on the areas where Lily needed an extra boost of hydration, Katey massaged a few drops of Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer ($52). For an all-over glow, Katey added a few additional drops of the Gel Moisturizer to her décolleté, back and arms.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua used St. Tropez to help Jessica Biel with a golden glow at the Golden Globes and for stunning winter skin this is guaranteed to make you look flawless!

To prep and exfoliate the skin, Kara used the St. Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Polish ($18).  This polish is an exceptional body exfoliator formulated to help gently remove tired skin cells and enhance the tanning experience. Thorough exfoliation creates a smooth, soft surface that allows for moisture to enter the skin better than before.

Sweep a layer of the St. Tropez One Night Only Finishing Gloss ($25) onto the shoulders, arms and décolletage to give the body a subtle, bronzed sheen that reflects flawlessly in photos and looks radiant in person. To further highlight your figure, sweep an extra layer of Finishing Gloss on the collarbone and blend down the arm.

All of Biossance's products are made with the brand's 100% plant-based and sustainable and available both online and in-store. St. Tropez products can be found online and in-store too!




Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Skin Care Review


We think that it’s safe to say that we’re having a major skin care obsession! Oh, and some of the products that we’re getting are certainly feeding that. Is it a bad thing? No… we’re thinking no. If we’ve learned anything about outer beauty from the past seven years, it’s that our skin is our most important asset and if you treat your skin well, you skin will show its appreciation. So, what’s the latest that we’ve found and can’t get enough of -- Sol de Janeiro and more specifically, three yummy products from this Brazilian inspired brand.



Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter ($18) – This is love at first smell. This lip butter works, but the scent will stop you in your tracks and have you sniffing the tube, leaving your coworkers looking at you like you’ve finally lost it. Yeah, it smells that good. As for Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter efficacy, it hydrates and nourishes lips for a plump, supple, and gorgeous pucker. It’s deeply nourishing and will absolutely get rid of dry winter lips!



Sol de Janeiro Açaí Body Power Cream ($45) is summer skin beauty in a jar! This is a delicious body cream infused with Açaí Oil, the anti-oxidant powerhouse that will make your skin look and feel younger. It helps with dry winter skin, dullness and uneven skin tone. Ultra-nourishing cupuaçu butter and super-conditioning coconut oil deliver essential hydration, extra-fine peachy mica flecks give off an irresistible afterglow, and the crisp, clean Açaí fragrance refreshes. What’s not to love and speaking of love, this is a must-have to get ready for Valentine’s Day!


Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($45) is not new, however it’s new to us. This is an absolutely addictive full body cream inspired by the Brazilians’ favorite feature -- the bum. Pronounced as boom boom in Brazil, this super rich yet fast absorbing cream has a delicious nutty sweet fragrance and a surprisingly light, silky texture. It glides over skin, absorbing quickly without feeling greasy or oily. It can be used on your bum, legs, tummy, arms or anywhere that needs an extra lift. The result is smooth, tight, positively glowing skin.

Sol de Janeiro products are available online at Sol de Janeiro and SephoraSol de Janeiro uses a blend of natural Amazonian raw ingredients for potent efficacy that are ECOCERT certified emulsions and is a Cruelty-Free brand.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

JULISIS Winter Hand Care Review


From ancient alchemistic knowledge, JULISIS Skin Care was born in 2003. Drawing from the aforementioned principles, JULISIS Skincare is designed to synchronize and support the body’s natural biorhythm. Hand harvested biobotanicals from a 120-year-old biodynamic garden, near the Italian Alps, give way to light textures and offer healing effects. And, there is nothing about this amazing brand that fails to live up to the aspirations of its creator Julius Eulberg. As simple visit to the brand’s website and you will find yourself relaxed and transformed.




Gold Handmulsion ($160 for daytime) is an extremely efficient, non-oily moisturizer enhanced with sweet lime extract. The emulsion helps minimize age spots and improve the firmness and elasticity of your skin with naturally protective infusions of jlge gold essence, shea butter and aloe. Fast absorbing and immediate soothing from dry skin, was our experience with JULISIS Skincare Gold Handmulsion.




Silver Hand Treatment Night ($235) is the perfect solution for those suffering from dry skin or seeking an effective anti-aging product. This rich and highly nourishing night treatment helps to repair, detoxify and sooth even the roughest skin while you sleep. The velvety emulsion works to rejuvenate and soften skin with the naturally restorative elements found in jlse silver essence, Cistus extract and the finest cold-pressed Jojoba seed oil.

We found that using both products solved the issue of winter dry skin and left our hands baby soft … as well as helping our nails and cuticles look healthy. With the stellar quality of the Gold Handmulsion and Silver Hand Treatment Night, we’re off to test out more products from this unique brand. JULISIS skincare can be found in prestigious spas and retailers worldwide, and on the JULISIS website. Personal consultations are also available with founder Julius Eulberg.

About Julius Eulberg: His early fascination with alchemistic principals was developed and expended by studying the renowned Swiss Alchemist and Doctor, Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus. An entrepreneur in the cosmetic and fragrance industry since 1989, Julius’ expertise focuses on the development, production and distribution of pure organic skin care products and fragrances. In 1991 he invented “OK Tissues,” a patented system of aromatherapeutic towelettes. He created a number of products for Comme des Garçons Parfums, Kirna Zabete fragrances and Sphatika International.