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Resurface and Rejuvenate Your Complexion with Ellen Lange Retexturizing Peel

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//product sent for consideration//affiliate link in use// Peel. Just the word can be intimidating. Scary, even. Fear not, gentle reader. You can treat yourself to an effective, skin rejuvenating peel safely, in the comfort of your own home in less than fifteen minutes. I have had this peel in my possession for quite some time and am just now writing about it because I wanted and needed to give it a good run before I spoke about it. Some skin care, I can post about, right away; other products, I need time with. I wanted to be sure that I was giving you a thorough and well considered review of this product. Combining Glycolic Acid, Micro Beads and Enzymes, the  Ellen Lange Retexturizing Peel  effectively and gently removes dull surface cells to reveal healthy, more youthful looking skin. Glycolic Acid can fade dark spots and acne marks, help to clear acne for some users, brighten the skin, temporarily firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and it imparts a bea

Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum | My Notes

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//product provided for consideration// Got bags? Under eye bags, that is?  Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum  may be able to help. 90% saw eye puffiness reduced within 4 hours* of using this eye serum that targets four sources of puffiness. Eyeliss™ and Actiflow® target microcirculation and helps strengthen fragile skin, reducing the pooling that can lead to puffiness and bags NeoGlucosamine® helps firm and tone both eyelid and under-eye droopiness over time Triple micro-roller applicator massages to stimulate circulation, while delivering serum to the eye area Caffeine helps stimulate and invigorate the skin Chamomile, Green Tea and Cucumber refresh the eye area. Contained in a clicky pen and applied via three little round metal balls, this cooling and soothing treatment rolls on under the eyes and feels good, doing it. Once on, a few gentle pats with the pad of the finger tips and my eye area feels refreshed and looks a little firmer. I don't really have

Shine Brightening Facial Oil for a Brighter and More Refined Complexion

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//product provided for consideration// So, I think that this is shaping up to be a Skin Care Week on the old blog. I think I'll roll with it. Let's get gorgeous skin! I have an affinity for beauty oils and I was delighted when I was offered the opportunity to try  SHINE Brightening Facial Oil  by Amalie. " Brighten dark spots, fade blemishes and  moisturize dry skin with SHINE Brightening Facial Oil." Okay, I can't speak with authority on this oil's ability to fade acne marks or dark spots. Due to assiduous effort and age (Mama doesn't break out, anymore), my skin is already pretty even toned and bright. I do, however have very dry skin and keeping it hydrated, plumped and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are my main concerns. Happily,  SHINE Brightening Facial Oil  helps me with that. Packaged in a small glass bottle with a dropper top is a mixture of moisturizing oils including Pomegranate, Argan, Jojoba and Sun

Glow Deliciously with Farmhouse Fresh Pudding Apeel Active Fruit Glycolic Mask

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//product sent for consideration// I like pudding. Who doesn't like pudding? I mean, it's sweet, rich, comforting and it makes me feel like a kid, again when I treat myself to a dish. What could be better? How about a jar of pudding for my face?  Farmhouse Fresh , purveyors of all beauty luscious has created a delicious and tingly mask that combines Rice, Glycolic and Fruit AHA's to exfoliate and increase cell turnover while treating and improving the appearance of acne marks, dullness and uneven tone. Coconut Milk and Honey hydrate and plump while Tapioca, Green Tea and Honeysuckle Extracts soothe and make my skin feel silky smooth. How to use? I grab a synthetic flat foundation brush and smooth the mask across my freshly cleansed skin in a thin layer. Be careful to not get this too close to the eyes! Glycolic and eyeballs... Not compatible bedfellows. I kick back and enjoy the light tingling sensation and delicious scent while the active ingredients get b

LATHER Chia Seed & Passion Fruit Exfoliating Gel

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#LATHERUp //product sent for consideration// LATHER Chia Seed & Passion Fruit Exfoliating Gel  is a natural, gentle yet effective way to get fresher, smoother skin in a flash. Formulated with finely ground passion fruit seeds, jojoba oil beads, bromelain from pineapple and papain from papaya, this lovely stuff combines the power of natural chemical and physical exfoliation into one easy to use to use product. LATHER Chia Seed and Passion Fruit Exfoliating Gel  is so easy to use. After routine cleansing, I squeeze a little of the scrub onto my fingers and briskly massage it all over my face in circular motions, being careful to avoid my eyes, then rinse and pat dry. Easy-peasy. This scrub is a little on the "gentle" side for my skin for hardcore exfoliation but I love it for routine, maintenance work. Since I have been using this scrub, I don't need to use my tough stuff scrubs as often. This scrub has a light, earthy, natural scent but it isn't fragrance

Glowing Summer Eyes and Cheeks with Mirabella Lighten Up Collection

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If there is one great truism in my beauty life it is that I am an eye shadow junkie. Some makeup lovers are crazy for blushes, others have drawers full of foundations, for others it's lipsticks. I don't know what it is... I am just drawn to eye shadow. Powder or creme, singles to big palettes I am the sucker making wish lists and plotting how to get my greedy mitts on at least a few while I weep over the ones I can't have. //products sent for consideration// Mirabella Beauty  makes one of my favorite creme eye shadows.  Visionary Long Wear Eye Shadow  definitely lives up to it's name and when I opened the little box of lovelies that Mirabella sent to me, I did a little happy dance when I saw these three beauties.  Packaged in sleek little acrylic jars with colour coordinated caps, each one also has a plastic inner seal. It is crucial that you not toss or lose that little inner seal. It is the magic of the madness. It protects the contents from air incur

Beautiful Lips and Lashes with Mirabella Lighten Up Collection

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//products provided for consideration// Mirabella Beauty  released one of the prettiest, oh-so-me collections I have seen, recently. The  Lighten Up Collection  for Spring is a handful of beautiful corals, pink and a hint of delicate golden bronze. Soft, washed and gently shimmery, this collection brightens up my face and lightens my mood. I have several of the products from this collection but so many photographs and thoughts to share that I decided to break this up into a bit of a mini-series. This article will concentrate on luscious, pouty, soft lips and sweeping fans of lush, full lashes. Are you ready? Mirabella Colour Vinyl Lipstick  in Balmy Nectar is packaged in a chic, two tone black and silver plastic tube that has a twist and click closure that keeps it from becoming a messy missile in my bag. I like that. This full coverage lipstick featuring Berry Flux Vita, a raspberry extract offers moisturization while Argan Oil and Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extracts provide b

Get Glowing and Soft Skin With Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Tea Whipped Shea Butter Body Polish

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 I have very dry skin from scalp to toes and I can slather on creams. lotions and body butters all day long but if I don't do something to slough off the dry surface cells, all of those moisturizers don't do me much good. I need to exfoliate on a regular basis to keep my skin feeling and looking it's very best. //product sent for consideration// One trick I regularly perform to get soft, glowing, healthy skin is manual exfoliation. This crucial skin care step utilizes massaging small, rough bits of seeds, shells, plants, salt, sugar, even gemstones suspended in a base rich in slippy, hydrating goodness in a circular motion to break that last bond holding old, useless skin cells to the skin's surface and sweep them away while leaving behind a fine film of moisture and velvety, plumped, silky skin.  One scrub I am currently loving... and I do mean, loving is  Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Tea "The Scrub" Whipped Shea Butter Body Polish .  Farmhouse Fre

PurErb Purity Renewing Facial Oil

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Have you tried facial oil, yet? This hot, hot, hot skin care trend remains hot and is going nowhere, soon for a very good reason. Oils are effective, easy to use and compatible with just about every skin type. Oils are also fabulous multitaskers! Today, I am sharing my experience with one such oil. //product sent for consideration// PurErb Purity Renewing Facial Oil  is a gorgeous formulation that includes Dilo, Macadamia, Argan, Abyssinian, Juniper, Tea Tree, Carrot Seed and Patchouli oils. From PurErb: Absorbs quickly to moisturize and soften Promotes a flawless, natural glow Woodsy aroma evokes a sense of composure Calms and centers the mind PurErb Purity Renewing Facial Oil  is packaged in a dark amber glass bottle with a dropper cap and glass pipette for delivery. While the deeply shaded glass protects the contents from natural and artificial light, this packaging is not air tight, as the cap must be opened every time it is used. In my opinion, a pump dispens