Friday, February 3, 2012

Mary Kay® Nourishine Plus™ Lip Gloss

Hey there! It has been quite a while since I last blogged.  I have been super busy.  On December 10, 2011 I signed my agreement with Mary Kay to start my own business. I am in love with my job.  I own my own business and I am my own boss. In the month and a half I have been a Mary Kay Senior Beauty Consultant I have made so much money and had so much fun ;)

I wanted to share one of my favorite MK products with you all.

Take lips from plain to plush — loaded with good-for-you moisture and serious shine.

Nine out of 10 women agree it delivers an instant boost of moisture*! 
That’s what they said in a one-week in-depth consumer study*. Here’s what else they had to say about this replenishing, feather-proof lip gloss: 
  • 90% said it feels nourishing and perfectly smoothes lips
  • 89% said lips feel healthier
  • 83% said it improves lip texture and helps lips look younger
  • 80% said it has long-wearing shine
*Results reported during a one-week independent consumer study.

Mary Kay Nouirshine plus $14

This lip gloss is amazing.  Because I own my own business I can take care of my customers.  If you want to try this lip gloss check out my personal website.  I provide free shipping and a gift with purchase to all of my customers.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub

Winter tends to make my already dry skin even drier ;(  I have tried many, many different types of exfoliators and the Citrus Facial Scrub is my favorite.  My favorite way to use the scrub is to first apply all over my face with warm water and then use a warm wash cloth for extra exfoliation.  This scrub is the best that I have found for my skin.  It gets rid of dead skin and impurities.

I picked mine up from Target for $7.14

Lush Sweet Lips Lip Scrub Review

LUSH has been a long time love of mine.  I still remember the first time I visited the store.  It was a beautiful summer day in Victoria BC back when I was in middle school (2001-ish).  My family and I were walking down the street when all of a sudden we were wonderfully overwhelmed by the most heavenly smell.  We had to investigate and find were that scent was coming from.  A block or so down the road was LUSH. 

I do not know about anyone else, but I have some of the driest lips around.  No matter what time of year, my lips are constantly peeling, dry, and bleed (thanks  mom, whose lips I inherited).

I have tried many different ways of exfoliating my lips.   I have made lip scrubs at home and tried other brands versions, but none have compared to LUSH's Sweet Lips Lip Scrub.

This scrub not only smells amazing, like chocolate ice cream, but it is literally good enough to eat.  I use this scrub a few times a week and my lips are left as smooth as a babies butt.

I cannot get enough of this scrub.  LUSH really hit the nail on the head with this product.

I would hands down recommend this to anyone who suffers from dry peeling lips or just wants their lips to be super smooth.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Review

This is one of my daily must have skin care products.  I started using this bad boy about eight months ago.

I am always looking for the best preventive skin care to ward off wrinkles for as long as possible. For my current skin routine, I have been using Retin-A nightly for about two years, mostly for acne, paired with this serum.  

I have read that the best preventive skin care involves using a retinol product at night and a product containing vitamin C in the morning.

This product is a light weight gel that has a citrus scent to it.  I love Ole's products because they are nourishing and hydrating.  I have really been able to see a difference in my skin since I started using this product and I have experienced far less breakouts and my skin has a clearer texture.

The only downfall that I can find for this product is the price.  $50 for 1 oz  of product is a lot of money, but I have been using the same bottle for at least 6 months.  The smallest amount goes a long, long way.

I use about half a pea sized amount of product daily and am able to cover my entire face, the backs of my hands, and neck area.  The serum dries quickly and leaves my skin feeling smooth.

"This amazing ten-percent vitamin C skin booster and antiaging treatment firms and smoothes, delivering more radiant skin. The weightless, fast-absorbing, oil-free formula penetrates to deep layers of the skin, offering instant and long-term hydration, nourishment, and antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors."

$48 for a 1oz container

Monday, November 28, 2011

Winter Glow

I have some of the palest, red based skin around and have never seen any kind of tan on my body unless I fake it.  Because my skin is so red based, I like to use a foundation to conceal the redness.  With the red tone taken out of my skin I just look pale (NW20) and need to add a little color. 

Lately I have been wanting to add a subtle glow to brighten up my complexion during the dark winter season.  My favorite go to product to achieve this glow is Physicians Formula Happy Booster, Glow & Mood Boosting Bronzer.  I love that this product provides a complementary palette of color that blends together beautifully to create a light glow. The bronzer also has a cute vibrant pink heart that helps to give my cheeks a nice pop of color.

Light Bronze $13.95

This product does have a small amount of shimmer, but when it is blended onto the skin the shimmer is barely noticeable.  This product is super cute with the different sized hearts and smells great.  Physcians Formula says that the Happy Boost products feature, Happy Skin and Euphoryl,  natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress.  I can't say that I have noticed the Endorphin effect, but the cute packaging does make me smile.

Left: Bronzer with pink heart mixed in Right: Bronzer alone

I would recommend this product to anyone with a lighter skin tone who wants a little bit of color.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Top 5 Favorite Nail Polishes

I have a pretty large nail polish collection in shades from every spectrum of the rainbow.  The five polishes that I reach for most include:

Honeymoon Red, Rainbow Connection, Lucerne-Tainly look Marvelous, Houston
We Have a Purple, Watermelon

Sally Hansen Honeymoon Red $3.99 at Target

OPI Rainbow Connection $8.50

Lucerne-Tainly Look Marvelous $8.50

Houston We Have a Purple $8.50 
Essie Watermelon $8.00

Best Bar of Soap Out There

Trader Joes is one of my all time favorite stores.  I get excited every time I go there.  Can't say the same for other grocery stores.  Joe's definitely has a great thing going, a fun upbeat atmosphere and some of the happiest employees I have ever seen.  I'm not talking about put on your best face and pretend you are having a good time.  Every employee I have come in contact with seems really happy, like they enjoy what they are doing.

I discovered this gem several years ago and have been loyal to it ever since.  Not only is this one of the biggest bars of soap I have ever seen, it smells am-a-zing!  It says ginger almond scent, but I smell almond the most.  This creamy bar is chuck full of good for you and the environment ingredients and provides many sudsy showers.  There are chunks of oatmeal scattered throughout the bar for some added exfoliation.  

Best soap ever! $2.99

Hands down I would recommend this soap to anyone who loves a great smelling, moisturizing, and full of good for you ingredients.