De-Stress Friday

Survive Black Friday? I used to love the thrill of getting up early and hoping in the car with girlfriends and heading for the nearest mall, shopping village, some boutiques and then brunch. I gave all that up a couple of years ago and now take the day off. I am more of a Cyber Monday gal these days. I like the stay at home ‘click’ of my mouse type shopping. So I spent the day relaxing, met a friend for a glass of wine, did a full facial on my skin, and then headed for the massage table. There were lots of ladies in the waiting room so I think more and more gals are enjoying De-stress Friday instead of Black.

Following on the heels of last week’s post on the new launch of Charlotte Tilbury in Dallas, I had a chance to use her Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation and was quite impressed with not only the application, but the product itself. It is an air-light formula that illuminates, smoothes my skin, hydrates and does a great job as it minimizes pores for perfect skin. It contains a pool of youth-boosting actives which helps give you a gorgeous baby-skin effect, while smoothing and evening out tone. Walking past the mirror several hours later I did a double take and I noticed that true to its claim this formula lasts for up to 15 hours. Product packaging states that besides great coverage it is stimulating epidermal renewal by kick-starting collagen production, delaying the onset of wrinkles and creating the perfect makeup base. Not sure about the delaying of wrinkles on that, especially if they are present already, but the light effects in the product do reduce the glare of them.

Since it is packaged in a somewhat different container here’s how I applied it. Shake well and squeeze a small amount of foundation onto the back of your hand. For a daytime look, use your fingertips or a brush to blend into your skin from the middle outwards for a tinted moisturizer effect. For the evening, carry out the same application but pat onto areas where you need extra coverage. I began with Wonder Glow primer which was discussed in my last post. Then I apply the foundation and then return to my face for added Wonderglow in those areas we want to “glow’ like cheeks, forehead and around our eyes. I must note here that this is not a thick foundation. If you are looking for full coverage, you will need to use several applications to get the effect you want. But! The results of the ‘baby-skin’ effect are impressive.

Relax. Breathe. Celebrate you. Then you can begin to decorate for the holidays and look forward to Cyber Monday and some stress-free shopping!

Every day you spend without a smile, is a lost day. ~Author Unknown

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