The Perfect Lazy Girl Facial | REN Wake Wonderful Night Time Facial

The Perfect Lazy Girl Facial | REN Wake Wonderful Night Time Facial 1

I don't know about you, but I'm not always in the mood to actively do facial treatments but I always want my complexion to benefit from facial treatments. So... What's a lazy girl to do?

Fashion Flash | Three Years Later and A Giveaway Alert

FASHION FLASH IS LIVE 

This week, Melanie of Society Wellness is celebrating three years with Fashion Flash and she is this week's lovely host.


My Three Current Favorite Night Creams for Dry/Maturing Skin | Save - Spend - Splurge

My Three Current Favorite Night Creams for Dry/Maturing Skin | Save - Spend - Splurge 1

I admit, I love night cream. The ritual of sitting down at my dressing table just before bed and cleansing my face, applying my essence and serums, eye cream then... My night cream. Smoothing the rich, silky stuff across my skin, gently tapping it in and waking up to a soft, plumped up, glowing complexion. Yeah. I love night cream. Today, I'm sharing with you my three current favorite night creams for dry/mature skin and I'm giving you three budget options, too.

Love It or Lose It? | Testing the Butter London PureCure Peel the Love Gel Manicure System

Love It or Lose It? | Testing the Butter London PureCure Peel the Love Gel Manicure System Pretty Box

I have been curious about gel manicures for a while... The beautiful, glossy finish, the long wear, the potential for all kinds of simple or intricate nail looks. But the expense of gathering up all of the stuff I would need and knowing that removing gel polish from my somewhat fragile nails could wreak havoc on them has held me back from exploring gel polish. Until now.



Fashion Flash | It's Almost Summer!

It's time to start a new week...

I don't know about you but this time of year, I get the urge to purge. Clean out the excess, clear clutter, organize and have everything fresh and at my fingertips. I've been taking care of my beauty stash; I tossed expired stuff and passed along to family and friends new/nearly new and nice things that I hated to see go to waste. Next came closets and kitchen cabinets and my husband and I went through all of the papers that accumulate, over time and shredded bags of old stuff. Ahhh! I love getting rid of old junk that is just taking up space. Then it was time to turn to my computer. Since it's fairly new, I didn't have to do too much but I did spend a good hour or so cleaning out my contacts list. Holy shit! How did that become the bloated monster it did? I'll tell ya, clearing out that insane list of contacts, many of which I haven't used in years was so satisfying!

Now to tackle my inbox...

If you don't hear from me, please call search and rescue because something in there got me.

While you're waiting, check out all of the fantastic articles from Fashion Flash, the weekly E-Newsletter by a fabulous group of savvy, forty plus women.

Refresh Your Summer Complexion with DERMA-E

Summer is here, even if the calendar says that it's still a few weeks away. Summertime means increased oil production, sweat, heavier sunscreens, wind, salt water and chlorine and these factors can all wreak havoc on our skin, resulting on dry, flaky patches, clogged pores and breakouts. Happily, a little extra pampering can quickly set things right.

Refresh Your Summer Complexion with DERMA-E

Today, I'm sharing a couple of products from Derma E. If you read here with any regularity or follow my Instagram you know that I have been using and loving Derma E skin care for a while, now and for very good reason. Derma E offers high quality, efficacious, cruelty free and vegan skin care for all skin types, from young to mature, oily to dry and every combination, in between at an accessible price point. If you've never tried this line, I encourage you to hop on their page and check them out. I think that you'll be very pleasantly surprised.

Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub, $15.50 - 4 fl. oz. combines activated charcoal, seaweed extracts, apricot seed powder and green tea to gently lift and sweep away dead skin cells, cleanse and purify your complexion leaving your face feeling sparkling clean, fresh and silky smooth.

Ingredients:
Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel Extract*, Cetyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Coco-Caprylate (Coconut Derived), Charcoal Powder, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame, Kimarine®) Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Menthol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Vegetable Derived), Xanthan Gum, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Menthyl Lactate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Coco-Glucoside (Coconut Derived), Glyceryl Oleate (Plant Derived), Iron Oxides, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Derma E Purifying 2 - in - 1 Charcoal Mask, $19.50 - 1.7 fl. oz. This is a natural kaolin and bentonite clay based mask enriched with apricot seed powder and natural seaweed extracts that gently exfoliate and deep clean your complexion and leave it soft, glowing and fresh.

Ingredients:
Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel Extract*, Kaolin (Clay), Bentonite (Clay), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived) , Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Charcoal Powder, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame, Kimarine®) Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium (Canadian Willowherb ™) Extract, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Menthyl Lactate, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Have you tried Derma E Skin Care? What are your favorites from this exemplary and affordable brand?