It’s Beginning to Look Like the Holidays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go…and indeed it is!

So, last Sunday I attended the Nordstrom Holiday party by invitation only and what an event it was.  My plus one was my sweet hubby who really enjoyed all the food (and there was plenty of it) along with all  the festivities.  I, on the other hand, filled my shopping bag several times over with gifts for my girls and I must admit a few bags with several of my favorites.

You know how I love the ‘glow’ – year round, but especially during the holidays, right? Well, there is something for every ‘glow girl’ this year!

Charlotte Tilbury has the amazing Wonder Glow cream which she calls ‘instant soft-focus beauty flash’.  This is a primer girlfriends, but it adds a subtle glow to your foundation and has a beautiful finish.

Anastasia Beverly Hills has a Glow Kit as well.  This glow kit comes with four beautiful metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity. These powders are so much fun to work with. Just layer the highly blendable shades together or wear them separately on the eyes and body for a total radiant look.

My favorite eye shadow kit this year is by Urban Decay – Naked Pallet for smoky eyes.  I love the colors and these too are so blendable for either day or night.  By the way I use youtube instruction videos to create different looks with this pallet and to help me not look ‘over’ done for work.  Love. It!

And, or course my ‘go to’ … Dr. Dennis Gross Glow Pads.  I have used these pads for over five years and they are always a staple on my shelf.  Yes, I picked up more at the holiday party, because they are the best ‘pick me up’ when it comes to needing a new glow.

Whatever ways you decide celebrate the holidays with a glow whether it is from the outside or from the inside remember to always finish it with a smile!

Want New Brows, Now?

My high school friend, Linda, is a free lance make-up artist and loves to try products just like I do.  She has been doing work for years with Lancome, but when it comes to ‘testing’ products she is as excited as we all are.

So a couple of months ago we both decided to take the plunge and purchased neuBROW to see if we could grow some eyebrows like we did in our youth.  We were both seeing our eye brows begin to thin and wanted to try and do something about it.

I asked her to send me her thoughts last week and this is what she said:

“I now have eyebrows!!!  They’re thin & dark, just like they were when I was 18!  I don’t need a pencil, powder nor groomer (brow gel)! 

It’s amazing!

Towards the outer edge of my brows, there was barely anything, now that’s grown back and I have a perfect brow again!

I’ve used a bit across the base of my eyelashes, too, and they’re getting longer & thicker.”

Bolder brows are ‘in’ these days.  neuBrow can help you achieve your desired brow look with this potent serum formulated with an exclusive Dual-Weight Protein Complex that restores the appearance of youthful brows, promoting strength, suppleness and shine. The result is beautiful, shapely, fuller-looking brows. Big smile here.

The manufacturer suggests using this product daily – morning and night, until desired results are achieved. As Linda said, apply this gel serum to the brow line each morning and evening using the brow brush to maximize results then allow them to dry before grooming your brows. Then, continue using this treatment several times a week once visible results are achieved. I am actually applying the gel about 3 times a week now and am very pleased with the results.

Never be too busy to be beautiful. – Women’s Quotes

A Scary Story

Halloween is coming…  my hubby loves handing out candy to all the children in our neighborhood.  When they start getting too big or scary I say “Lights out” and he laughs.  Of course, I admit I do wait till the candy is almost gone because I know who is going to eat any and all the leftovers – me.  (Not him, because he’s been snacking all night on it!)

Okay, I have a question my friends. Have you ever put a mask on your feet?  Patchology Poshpeel Pedicure can make your feet look fabulous, but you have to go through a scary few days before you get there.  Poshpeel smells wonderful and you put your feet in it for an hour.  Afterwards, you think, so that’s it? But wait.  A few days later… well, that’s when scary starts to happen.  Your feet peel.  No let me rephrase that – your feet peeeeel and peeeeel and peel and then your toes peel and peel even more.  I take off my shoes at night and I have skin hanging off my toes, my cuticles around my toes and it goes on and on and then one day you wake up to beautiful baby soft feet!

These little booties are incredibly effective and extremely luxurious.  PoshPeel™ treatments put powerful acids to work dissolving dead skin, while you sit back and feel pampered. These treatments are progressive, meaning they work over 3­-7 days to get rid of dead skin and smooth the surface. Because the treatments penetrate the skin so deeply, your skin looks radiant for even longer. I suggest doing your foot mask during the winter so no one sees your skin hanging off your feet and your toes.  The first time I did this treatment I went to get a pedicure and I  scared my tech.  She had never seen a ‘condition’ such as mine she said.  I laughed and told her what I had used and gave her one to try herself.  She is a believer now!

So pass out some candy on Halloween and save the scary stuff for yourself.  Boo!

I am going to wear a smile for this year’s Halloween costume. Pintrest

Super Hero of Skincare

Super heroes are everywhere these days.  One of my students keeps telling me each day he is Captain America – he’s 4 years old, so what can I say?  He may be!

Personally I am a Wonder Woman fan – bet you thought I’d say Batman, huh?  I mean, Bruce Wayne is a cutie especially in those great glasses of his, but oh! to be Wonder Woman!  My list of errands is always very long.  I run around the Dallas area on my days off all day long.  If I was Wonder Woman I might get everything done in a timely manner and have a great looking outfit with no wrinkles (not to mention that fabulous figure!)

Visiting the Fall Trend show at Nordstrom a few weeks ago I discovered “The Super Hero of Skincare” thanks to Enrique Starnes-Ortega with Dr. Dennis Gross.  With a guarantee that three (3) minutes of use a day keeps the wrinkles away! And! I think I might have found another great product I love from Dr. Dennis Gross!

DRx SpectraLite EyeCare Pro or as I refer to it – my lighted goggles.  You know – like the super heroes wear! After about 2-3 weeks of use you can show off the look of rested, revived, youthful eyes in just 3 minutes a day! It’s hands-free and features 72 LEDs. SpectraLite™ showcases a full spectrum of therapeutic light, bringing professional light therapy to your home in a next-generation, universal-fit model.

Dr. Gross transfers the power of his in-office LED treatments into his latest FDA CLEARED light therapy eye device for at-home use. It’s proven to build collagen and reduce fine lines and wrinkles and this targeted treatment smooths and firms the eye area for long term benefits.

SpectraLite™ penetrates deep within the dermis of your skin, stimulating collagen production to improve skin density and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. You will start to see facial changes around your eye in as early as 2 weeks and I am right there now and seeing it for myself.

This is the future of your eyes, and it’s looking bright. Be your own Super Hero and for only three minutes a day, YOU can keep the bad guys (wrinkles around your eyes) away!

 

Fall Trend Show is Coming!

I had to make a quick visit to Nordstrom today and get a new foundation.  Surprise. Surprise!  It’s Triple Points until Sunday so it’s a great time to stock up on your favorite beauty products.

Second surprise is next week is Fall Trend Week!  I made my appointment on Friday for a Dr. Dennis Gross facial at 10 followed by a makeup session at YSL at 11:00.  I cannot wait to see the new fall fashions and beauty products for the season and of course the holidays.

I must say it’s 92 degrees in Dallas today and it will be the same for the next three days… but fall is coming – at least that’s what the weatherman says!

If you are in the Dallas area and would like to get your tickets for Trend Show next Saturday or would like to schedule an appointment, you can contact Gilda or Melissa Beauty Stylists at Northpark Dallas.  Their number is 214-231-3900, ext 1096.

Amore Your Eyes

I love the look of Asian beauty.  My nail technician has the most beautiful eyes and the smoothness of her skin around her eyes reminds me of a young child.  I have asked many beauty advisors if there is anything available that can emulate that look for a more mature skin and haven’t really found anything.  But! I have recently found something close.

Over 60 years ago, Amore Pacific founder Sung-Hwan Suh introduced his concept of harnessing the natural restorative powers of indigenous Asian botanicals to deliver a healthier, youthful appearance. The entire collection features a variety of treatments derived from plants such as bamboo, green tea and Korean red ginseng, which are harvested at peak times to capture the highest nutrient potency.

AmorePacific Future Response Age Defense Dual Eye Crème is a revolutionary pair of eye creams formulated with a potent blend of Green Tea and Pine Mushroom that protect our eyes throughout the day and nourishes during the night.

The Day cream has a built-in sun protection, which protects skin from harmful UV rays that elevate skin temperature and cause skin damage, while the night cream contains Green Tea Theanine and EGCG to nourish the skin by hydration and prevent early signs of aging around the delicate eye area. I must say, it is so creamy!  I just love the smell of this product and application is so easy.

In the morning I take the desired amount of day eye cream on the included spatula and apply it along my orbital bone and under the eye area by gently patting gently. Then in the evening take desired amount of night eye cream on the spatula and apply again along orbital bone and under eye area by gently patting gently.

Check your mirror about 10 minutes late…. Now smile!

Makeup and high heels are a plus, but a great smile and personality should be a  must! – Unknown

Flawless

Flawless.  I see many comments when one changes their Facebook profile photo such as this.  I actually saw it on mine recently.  My reply to my friend was ‘don’t zoom!’  It wasn’t a flawless picture for sure, but I will say it took more time to create the ‘look’ than I spend most days.

My little sister, Jill, and I were talking and watching Hoda and Kathie Lee one morning recently. Their skin looked flawless and I commented we can do that if we take the time!  To prove my point I got all of my ‘flawless making’ products out and spread them out on my countertop.  Do I use all of these every day?  Heaven’s no!  I don’t have the time!  But watching Kathie Lee (It was her birthday, so of course for extra measure she appeared flawless!)

To be flawless you must first have great skincare that you use every day. And! I mean every day! That in itself will get you on the road to flawless.   After you have applied all of you skincare add your primer to your entire face and then touch up those spots that need a little bit more smoothing.  Don’t worry – we all have them!  I found a great video from Sephora on an email that will get you going in the direction to flawless.  From there you can see many of them on Youtube and if you want to be entertained as well, check out Monique Parent.  She is not only fun to watch, but she has some great tips as you watch her go from fresh face to flawless.

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbVElpPxFG0&om_mmc=ret-us_news1_5e161c8f-a4b9-487e-a68c-69975f0dada2-mb-social-watchnow-VIB&emtc2=5e161c8f-a4b9-487e-a68c-69975f0dada2&emcampaign=20170817_Prime_Set_Launch_APT&emlid=6e2dc5020ddb437eaa79eb0b2535df55&emaid=20170817_Prime_Set_Launch_APT_Seg&ematg=5492093302&emcid=14011463&promo=&viq_epid=33c32814-2165-4040-aab2-f1f1a216d175%7C14011463)

But!  In saying all of this, you will need some clock time.  Most of these videos are about 25 minutes and you should expect to spend at least that amount of time as well.  But!  I must add for a special occasion – do it! Then quickly grab a camera, because if you are like me flawless is fun to do, but not on a work morning! Let me know what you think and send me your pics!

Just have fun.  Smile.  And keep putting on lipstick. – Hot Beauty Health