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Smooth…

So I am wondering… do you ever look into the mirror some mornings and just think ‘if I could smooth this spot out and make my pores look tiny again?’

I’ve got one spot on my cheek that make me occasionally wish I could just have my own personal microderm fairy available for days like this?

Well, I have found something that’s close… and ‘she’ won’t require her own bedroom or eat your all your favorite food… it’s Dr. Brandt’s Pore Dermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator, aka. ‘the large pore eliminator.’ With a blend of professional-grade physical and chemical exfoliators, this creamy wash deep cleans pores to slough away the excess oil and impurities that enlarge them. Salicylic acid breaks up oil and debris and encourages the shedding of dead skin cells to boost clarity while hyaluronic acid maintains moisture levels to keep your skin from drying out and flaky patches from forming.

How to use… First of all, I dampen my skin with water. Slowly and gently I massage for 1 minute avoiding the eye area this allows 1-2 minutes to activate and deep clean pores. Then, be sure and rinse well and pat dry. Use 1-2 times per week, allowing 3 days between applications otherwise I think you would find this very drying to your skin.

Check out other reviews on Dr. Brandt’s site and you, too, will be amazed.  Yes, there are price points on there, but you only need to use a little!

Be smoother… and smile!

Happiness looks gorgeous on you” – Pintrest

Let’s Twirl!

If you see me twirling… it’s for one of two reasons.  My Dallas Cowboys have won their football game or I have just found my next favorite beauty product.  Oh how I wish it was my Cowboys, but alas, it is spring and we are months away from a football game.

So!  Here’s my news and I must, MUST share it with you.

As many of you know I am a huge fan of the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads.  I have used them for over 5 years and never miss a day without my ‘peel’ so you can imagine my delight with the introduction of DDG Skincare’s Alpha Beta® Exfoliating Moisturizer!

When skin is renewed through exfoliation and then replenished with intense hydration, the effect is synergistic.  I can actually SEE and FEEL my hydrated skin, refined texture, and improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The patented blend of Alpha Beta acids in this pore-refining formula accelerates cell turnover and lifts away surface dullness. This exfoliating action allows moisturizing ingredients to strengthen the moisture barrier and deliver hydration where skin needs it most, for up to 72 hours.

This moisturizer can be used in the morning and evening. I massage a small amount into my clean, dry face, neck and décolleté. For optimal results I use it right after the Alpha Beta Peel Pads which can be in the morning or evening depending on how fast I ‘rise and shine’ each day.

Packaging states to give this new product about 4 weeks to see results, but I promise you WILL see them. Then, you can twirl with me!

A Smile… is the best makeup any girl can ever wear. – Pintrest

Be My Glowing Galentine

So my sweet Galentine, do you have your Valentine ‘glow’ yet?  We know it is not coming from the sun these days, so it’s time to grab the perfect skincare duo to help us out a little. Gotta glow on Valentines’ Day, right?

With the day for love just days away, this is the perfect time to pick up some Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads.  I love the look it gives under my foundation!

Plus! My new love is Alpha Beta Glotion for Body which means you can actually ‘glow’ from head today right in the middle of winter! Love it!

Alpha Beta Glotion is a self-tanning body moisturizer that gives your skin subtle, streak-free radiance and a firm, youthful appearance. Its formula gives you glowing results in as little as 1-3 hours. Note the ‘streak free’ description because it will do just that.  No streaks!

After you apply your ‘glow’ pad, wash you hands thoroughly and then smooth this lotion evenly over clean, dry skin morning or night daily or as needed.  Again, wash hands after application. It will make your hands orange, but not your face!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

Smile. Spread the love wherever you go! – Pintrest

 

Thanks Pux

Well, as most of you know Punxsutawney Phil the most famous animal in the US on February 2 saw his shadow today! Since he saw it, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his hole. I sure wish it had been cloudy.  I don’t know about you, but I am sooo ready for spring.

While we continue to wait for spring, I wanted to share another favorite product of mine.  PerriconeMD Cold Plasma – face.  I’ve used Cold Plasma for awhile now and Perricone refers to it as one of their cult favorites.  It had a very unpleasant smell but did work well.   So I got a sample marked ‘new’ before Christmas and the smell is much much better and as always goes on my skin so well. This is an advanced serum concentrate that targets your skin’s individual needs to deliver visible and personalized results, both now and over time.  This serum in not in a bottle, but a jar so you must apply carefully.  It is filled with powerhouse ingredients, including Copper Tripeptides to improve the appearance of firmness and elasticity, Vitamin C Ester to reduce the look of dark spots and restore radiance, while Omegas 3, 6 and 9 promote smoother, more supple-looking skin.

What is does is smooth the appearance of lines, wrinkles and uneven texture, visibly corrects discoloration, redness and uneven skin tone and lifts and firms skin’s appearance. Many of us will see that it transforms dullness into beautiful, youthful radiance which is something we all want to achieve… especially in the winter months.

So, now I’m wondering if Pux makes predictions for the Super Bowl this year… After all, he lives in a hole in Pennsylvania so I am betting he’s an Eagles Fan!   Only thing I can say to that is – go Cowboys!!

Just have fun.  Smile.  And keep putting on lipstick! – Pintrest

 

Slow Down and Breathe In The Spirit Of The Season

Whether you are Celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or something close to your heart, this is the time to relax in between shopping trips and spend time with your friends and family. I am talking to myself right now, too by the way.   My birthday always falls on Thanksgiving week so from that day through New Years I usually have about 3 free days and I mean totally – free.  This year is no exception, but I did add something new to my routine and it has been such a special addition to my life.

After dinner each evening regardless of the time, I give myself a facial and for the next 10 to 25 minutes recite my thanks for the day.  Most days I find it’s time to remove my cleanser and I am still saying sayings ‘thank yous’.  It’s relaxing, meaningful, and renews my spirit and my skin at the same time!

Last night was no exception and was actually much needed.  We went to dinner with dear sweet longtime friends and celebrated our friendship at The Star.  The Star is the 91-acre campus that hosts the world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys.  We have been watching Cowboy football cames together for years and it was fun, exciting, and my skin was ravaged by the cold winds since the festivities all took place outside.

Once we got home I got into my jammies and began began the process of restoration of my skin cells.  Winter temps and conditions are the worst for our skin.  So after cleansing I made sure to add a little more serum around my eyes and cheecks and extra moisurizer too.  There are so many beauty specials out there for the holidays I have stocked up so I know I will have plenty of items for the months ahead.

I am really liking the The Firm line from Dr. Perricone right now.  From their Eyes to their face to the neck serums, I love it all and I see quick results.  My ‘go to’ is always Dr. Dennis Gross so I just use one product line at night and one in the morning and switch the times around so I don’t mix the products on my face.  I love what I am seeing in the mirror!

So take a moment to soon to breathe… and count your blessings instead of sheep….

Make someone smile whenever you can.  You never know what a difference it could make in their life. – Pintrest

 

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