Beauty Info Zone’s Lisa has way more fun than a blogger should picking her 12 items for a fantasy desert island experience.
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Brides Schmides. The Essie Bridal 2013 Collection is for everyone! These are certainly uber feminine shades but they need not be reserved for weddings only. This collection of soft, spring perfect shades is sure to bring out the innocence we all, most, some of us possess.
I had envisioned this collection being sheer but in fact they all offer opaque and even coverage in two coats. All four shades offer the most delicate, subtle shimmer with Using My Maiden Name offering an iridescent effect.
No Baggage Please - Positively rosy pink. A delicate pale petal pink.
Meet Me At The Alter - Romantic rendezvous lilac.
My Better Half - Irresistible peony pink.
Using My Maiden Name – Pretty blue hydrangea.
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How My Beauty Regimen Changes Moving Into Spring/Summer + $500 Giveaway Featuring Jergens Natural Glow
When we transition from Winter into Spring/Summer our skin dictates that we make changes to our routines. The climate changes from dry, artificially heated air to hot and humid. We may need to switch to less hydrating and heavy products as our skin adjusts to the changes. My skin is dry year round so the change in seasons brings a welcome period of relief where my skin is not as dry. I still continue to use very moisturizing skincare though. I may switch to a more mattifying primer to keep my makeup from melting in the heat and to provide a nicer finish over some of the greasier, more industrial SPF sunscreens I use when I know I will be outdoors a lot in the summer.
Not only does our skin change with the weather but we inevitably end up having to show more of it as the weather warms up. Warmer weather means ditching the boots and shoes and bringing out the sandals and open toed footwear. I start using a good quality foot file in the shower whenever I can to keep my feet looking smooth. Regular pedicures become a must, and I make sure I always moisturize my feet daily where as I usually skip this step in cooler months.
Of course we aren’t only baring the skin on our feet but the rest of our body as well! Body scrubs take up residence in my shower to keep my body, and especially knees and elbows, looking smooth and healthy. The shocking reality of our winter white skin assaults us and that is where Jergens Healthy Glow products have been a saviour for me this spring. With one or two applications of the 3 Days to Glow (I don’t usually do more than 2 as it starts to look too artificial on my pale, cool skin) I have a healthy warmth to my skin that makes shorts, skirts, and dresses a more welcome wardrobe change. Maintaining that glow is made super easy with the Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer. It applies as effortlessly as a regular moisturizer, and has no disgusting self tanning odour, yet provides subtle, gradual colour or helps maintain the deeper shade achieved with the 3 Days to Glow. Applying it after every shower can just become part of your everyday routine and self tanning no longer needs to be a stinky and inconvenient practice.
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I know this review is a bit long but please read. I am so excited about these products! Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to the new Pevonia Spa Clinica line. It is a line of customized skincare regimens PLUS a personal Aesthetician online! It can be so hard to navigate our way through the myriad of skincare products available, and the very hyped up marketing, to find a selection of products that really works with our skin type and address the issues WE face. It is easy to get confused by the influx of new products hitting the market every day. About 80% of women never visit a clinical spa or aesthetician to get true personalized recommendations. Now Pevonia, (a go-to brand for the world’s most prestigious spas and professional aestheticians for over 20 years), has introduced a way to give anyone with internet access, a webcam, and Skype the benefit of professional help and a customized program that is easy to follow from home!
The products involve a four step Basic Regimen, which includes:
There are four Basic Regimens that target women’s biggest concerns:
You can also Mix & Match additional STEP 3 Serums to customize any Basic Regimen into the perfect system to address all of your skin concerns. The powerhouse of every regimen is the STEP 3 Serum. Although every product in the regimen contains an important primary ingredient such as Retinol or Collagen, the STEP 3 Serum contains professional-strength concentrations. Each Basic Regimen can be customized for more complex skin simply by adding more STEP 3 Serums. For example, if your primary concern is breakouts and blemishes, but you also experience crow’s feet and dark spots, simply add the Aging Eye Serum and Dark Spots Serum to your Breakout Erase Regimen. This is what I did with the Redness Relief Regimen. I used the Aging Eye Serum and Dark Spots Serum in cooperation with the Redness Relief Cleanser, Toner, and Moisturizer. I was missing the Redness Relief Serum which I am SO desperate to try because the results I saw with just the other 3 steps were amazing and the Step 3 is supposed to be the most effective.
Pevonia Spa Clinica features an assortment of Mix & Match STEP 3 Serums targeting a variety of concerns:
Now I know this whole concept and system sounds very exciting but I haven’t even gotten to the most exiting part yet. The results! I had amazing results with these products. The best way I could sum up my experience is to say that I am afraid to stop using them. I have finished almost all of the products I have been testing and I am honestly terrified of losing the progress I’ve seen in my skin. I have been using the products for almost two months now. Normally I would be anxious to commence testing on the next skincare product after 3-4 weeks but I’ve been so happy with Pevonia Spa Clinica that I have used the products, and waited to review, until they were running out!
Now if you have read any skincare reviews from me in the past you will have noticed I don’t usually experience results dramatic enough to get excited about or repurchase a product. I attribute it to having stubborn skin that just doesn’t seem to want to improve. Well I have seen improvements. Improvements I am very happy with. This poses a big conundrum for me as I feel silly spending money I don’t have on skincare products when I always have products available that I can be testing for review. I want to continue to have the healthy skin, I have now and I’m excited to see the continued progress I may see if I repurchase the Pevonia line, so I may just have to scrounge up the money somehow. The products have a lovely, light, natural scent. You can see from the impressive ingredient listings below that there is no added fragrance. Yay!
Now the other exciting thing (which I admit I didn’t even look into prior to using these products) is that they are affordable. Even better is they offer really great savings on packaged deals of the regimens!
Pevonia Spa Clinica Pricing
Buy complete Basic Regimens and save:
And don’t forget about the Aestheticians who make house calls! If you need help identifying your concerns, choosing a Basic Regimen and STEP 3 Serum, or using the Pevonia products, you can now video chat via Skype with one of their professional aestheticians. They are available from 8 a.m.—5 p.m. PST everyday. It’s like having your own spa professional on call. If you don’t feel comfortable using, or don’t have access to, Skype you can simply send them a photo and their professionals will identify your concerns and make recommendations.
Read on for more details on the products I tested:
Redness Relief Cleanser A very gentle and luxurious feeling cream cleanser in a pump dispenser. I do recommend the use of a makeup remover prior to cleansing. This is a cleanser that even though it was of course being rinsed off I felt I was reaping the benefits of it’s use. I would actually leave it on my skin in the shower as a mask sometimes while I did other things. Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Stearic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Allantoin, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Rosa Gallica Flower Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol.
Redness Relief Toner A soothing toner in a handy spray bottle for easy dispersion onto a cotton pad. Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sorbitol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Paullinia Cupana Fruit Extract, Allantoin, Polysorbate 20, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Rosa Gallica Flower Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Methylisothiazolinone.
Redness Relief Moisturizer A rich, hydrating and soothing moisturizer. Absolutely love this moisturizer. It’s done wonders for my dry irritated skin. I wish this was packaged in something more hygienic and airtight than a frosted glass jar though. I did experience some yellowing of this white cream around the edges of the jar after a several weeks of use so I know it was reacting in some way to light or air. Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Squalane, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vit. E), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Dimethicone, Carbomer, Allantoin, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Rosa Gallica Flower Oil.
Dark Spots Serum A somewhat thick, yellow coloured product that had a cream rather than serum consistency. In handy and hygienic pump packaging. Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Sucrose Palmitate, Glyceryl Linoleate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (SweetAlmond) Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Ascorbyl Glucoside, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Maltodextrin, Portulaca Oleracea Flower Extract, Dimethicone, Lactic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose.
Aging Eye Serum While I find it funny this is called aging eye serum rather than anti-aging eye serum this is a lovely light lotion consistency eye treatment in pump packaging. A little goes a long way and it hydrates and smooths very well while remaining light enough to perform well under makeup. Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Steareth-20, Dipeptide-2, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptides-3, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Collagen Polypeptides (Marine), Niacinamide, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitol, Caviar Extract, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Dextrin, Oligosaccharides (Algae) Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vit. A), Glyceryl Stearate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ethoxydiglycol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.
Products provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.
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Here’s a quick post on a look I did a couple weekends ago. I have been lemming the new Dior Summer 2013 Bird of Paradise collection badly so I thought I would try to curb my tropical cravings with some products in my stash. I used a few shades from the Dior Garden Pastels palette from last year along with Rouge Bunny Rouge Mysterious Tinamou eyeshadow and my Annabelle Smoothliner in Meteorite. I can’t recall what I used for blush but it doesn’t matter anyways because all you can see is my flushed cheeks! I may have already partaken in some Saturday afternoon beverages at the time these photos were taken. Yay rosacea! On the lips I am wearing one of my all time favourite lip formulas, YSL Glossy Stain, in 27 Peche Cerra-Colla.
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