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Trend Show With Karen

Half the fun of attending Nordstrom’s Trend Show each year is having my shopping diva and good friend, Karen with me!  We have been friends for over 30 years and have shared some memory making times together.  Some of those memories include trend shows, makeup, shopping and lunch.  Others… well you know what they say… “what happens with us – stays with us” and I will leave it at that.  Big smile.

Over the last few week’s I have begun to tell you about several of my favorite new products here at Wrinkle Me Not and I asked Karen to do the same.  So yesterday she surprised me with two reviews of her favorites – so I want to share them with you!

Hi, I am Karen. I would like to tell you about Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 with Sheer Color Correction Technology.  The DDG skin specialist told me I should not leave the show without trying it!  She applied the medium tint and I immediately loved the moisturizing glow with a hint of shimmer on my skin!  I have been wearing this daily for almost a month and have recently applied it before heading to the pool.  With an SPF of 40, it kept me from sunburn while adding the shimmering Glo to my face, neck, and décolleté.  I rarely go outside without makeup (even just to get the mail), and in the past, I have always worn a sunscreen plus a foundation and blush to the pool, which left me feeling a little silly with all of that makeup.  Not anymore!  The Dr. DG Instant Radiance Sun Defense allows me to be SPF protected AND it covers imperfections and blends uneven skin tone.  I am confident wearing only the Dr. DDG Instant Radiance Sun Defense anywhere I go!  You need to try it, Judy.  Be sure and get the right shade for your skin coloring because you want to look a wee bit darker than you are.  I have a feeling I will be using this year around because it blocks those UVs and gives my skin a healthy looking Glo!

Another product I found in my goodie bag from Nordstrom Trend Show is Lancome La Base Pro Pour Eraser.  I have enjoyed many Lancome products for years so when I found two generous samples, I was delighted!  I immediately noticed the soft texture and it feels like silk on my skin!  It actually does minimize and erase pores but also I noticed a huge improvement in my oily T-zone.  Normally I powder my nose several times a day but with the Lancome La Base Pro Pour Eraser, I was surprised to find it covered and kept my skin looking and feeling fresh throughout the day and evening!  I actually like it better than Dior’s Dream Skin!

So there you go!  My two favorite finds from Trend Show but I have so many samples yet to try, I’m sure I will find more treasures and keepers!

Friends Make The World Beautiful. – QuoteDiary.Me

 

 

Oil For My Face?

Where do I begin?

So many products were unveiled at Trend Show ’17 and of course several were from one of my favorites – Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare.  That brand is never one to disappoint.  Karen and I were comparing notes this week and we both agreed on one favorite – Dr. Dennis Gross Triple C Peptide Firming Oil.

Now you may be like me.  When you hear the word ‘oil’ and think of putting it all over your face and neck – you quiver. But!  I’ve been using this product faithfully for 2 weeks and I can already see a difference in my skin.  If you like a smooth neck – and who doesn’t?  This is definitely a ‘must’ to try.

Triple C Peptide Firming Oil helps to lift and firm your skin while providing it with the nutrition it needs to feel comfortable, nourished and revived.  It’s ideal for anyone experiencing loss of elasticity due to age, stress or environmental factors.  And!  This oil replenishes your skin to make it look and feel younger and plumper.

Now here’s little trick I was shown during the product demonstration.  After applying the firming oil and seeing the amazing difference in your skin, follow it with one of the DDG glow pads.  These two products work beautifully together and make you glow from your décolleté to your forehead.

I apply it in the morning and at night. Shake it well and apply 2-3 drops (or more if needed).  I start at my décolleté and smooth it upward and gently massage it into my skin. (Note: always begin at the décolleté to your forehead… pull that skin UP every chance you get!)

And!  For those of you that shy away from those Alpha Beta Glow Pads that I love, love, love.  Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare has introduced an alternative for those of you that don’t want to look like you have spent a day at the beach or had a picnic in the warm Texas sun.  Alpha Beta Gradual Glow Pad Self-Tanner for Face is now available.  Gradual glow is the key here.  As always you apply the towelette to your face, neck, and décolleté in circular motions, blending evenly.  But! YOU build the glow factor you want by applying it it each day to achieve your desired color.  Then space applications to maintain your ideal glow.

Okay… there’s favorite new products number one… and there’s more to come.

Put on your smiles first… then your lipstick. – Pintrest

Is There A Wrinkle Fairy?

So, I had a MRI today.  Ok, you say… and? Well here’s what happened… I walked into the ‘tunnel room’ and the tech looks at me and then may chart and then back at me again and shows me the chart.  “Is this you? ” I chuckle and said “yes”.  He then says “well looking at your birthdate I thought I would see a lady with lots of wrinkles.”  THAT alone made me laugh so hard.  Really?  As we age some think we are expected to have a face full of wrinkles?  Not!  So, after we had a good laugh, I climbed into the chamber and actually fell asleep! (Of course I had to plug my blog Wrinkle Me Not)

We go through our 30’s and 40’s and get a few wrinkles, but they are the cute kind around your eyes… and then you hit your 50’s and overnight they appear like the wrinkle fairy zaps your in your sleep!  Don’t fear the Wrinkle Fairy, my friends.  Serums and creams are plentiful out there as we all know and there are some that work for each of us.  Now, what works for crow’s feet or dark circles may not work for the bags under your eyes, but there are serums/creams that will.  You just have to talk with those wonderful beauty advisors and try different products.  They are happy to provide samples for you to try until you find exactly what you need, too.

We are now into Winter as we all know.  Sure, here in Texas we have had some spring-like days, but the dry harsh winds have been here and will return.  That’s why winter facials are soooo important.  That is actually why the MRI tech noticed my skin today I do believe.  I applied my Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask to my face last night after my bath.  You can leave it on for 10-30 minutes and I always opt for the longest time.  Besides my Dallas Cowboys were playing so in addition to my blue jersey I was also sporting a blue face.  I looked just like some of those fans in the stands, if I do say so myself.  But!  When I peeled my mask off… I had smooth well hydrated skin that will last for several days.

This two-step gel which your mix with loose powder improves the appearance of fine lines and pores, revives dull, dry, and dehydrated skin, and smooths the appearance of uneven skintone and texture for skin that looks firm, supple, and dewy. The system is designed to create an occlusive barrier, loaded with humectants to seal in hydration, while an algae and calcium complex draws heat to cool and calm the skin. Medical grade marine algae, harvested from arctic Norwegian seas, and deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid work to instantly create the appearance of plumper skin and seal in moisture for lasting hydration.

Be good to your skin during these cold, dry windy winter months no matter where you live. You never know who will notice and it might surprise you who does!

A woman is most beautiful when she smiles. – Beyonc’e

 

To Mist Or Not… Is That A Question?

Ahhhh Summertime and living is hectic…wait!It’s not summer, it’s time for Ghosts, Goblins, Turkey and even Christmas shopping is on the horizon.  But alas, this is Texas and the temps are stays steady in the upper 80’s and causing a delay in my wine shipments from Napa.  So what’s a girl to do?  One way to keep cool, calm, collected and  as always radiant is with Dr Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist.  Another ‘newbie’ in my Beauty Bag post Fall Trend Show is this favorite of mine.  In fact, I love it so much I bought two – one for my dressing area and another for my purse.

This antioxidant-rich treatment and setting mist works triple duty to boost your natural radiance and healthy-looking complexion. From morning to night, the spray protects, hydrates, and refreshes my skin, so our makeup looks better on us.  I use it before, as well as after makeup application as it ‘sets’ my look for the day.  It’s a supercharged refreshing mist that hydrates and protects your skin throughout the day, too. Ask some of my friends at work after I delivered a refreshing spray on each one a few weeks ago.  They commented on how refreshed their skin felt and the smell is so nice. With each mist, it penetrates makeup to get into your skin, delivering a  this doctor’s dose of antioxidants to shield you from environmental damage and revive stressed skin with  a potent form of Vitamin C. Without the sun!

Just hold the bottle approximately 8-10 inches from your face. Mist 2-3 times to treat skin and set your makeup. And! apply it throughout the day as needed to refresh and hydrate your skin.  Use it again at night to set and refresh your makeup before going out, which will prevent that  5PM makeup meltdown no matter where you live.

I absolutely love this mist… but I would love to enjoy a nice cool evening with a glass of my wine, too. Maybe it will arrive by next month….

TODAY… I will make everyone smile. – Pintrest

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Fall Trend Show 2016

Fall Trend Show 2016 is in the books as they say and what fun Karen and I had all day on Saturday.  And when I say ALL DAY – I mean it!  Starting at 7:30AM we joined 500 other beauty divas for a Runway Show at Nordstrom North Park that just gets better and better each year.  Now I must say, gone are the pastries and treats for breakfast as in year’s past when you arrive.  The crowd is so much larger these days, so we are given boxed morning treats with water and coffee to keep us going and going as we shop, shop, shop.

After a two-hour informative program which featured reps from some of the world’s favorite beauty products, we were dismissed to the store for sessions and shopping. Arriving there there are rows and rows of makeup chairs lined up and within moments filled with show attendees that would go on throughout the day.

Karen and I visited with John and Enrique at Dr. Dennis Gross for a chemical peel and facial.  Got some amazing products there I will blog about soon.  After that session which lasted about an hour, we went on to Guerlain where Meredith used her magical brushes as she provided a makeover for both of us.  I mean really, two friends sans makeup can only have real fun at a make-up counter, right? After that session Karen went to Dry Bar for her new hairstyle and I met Veronica with Anastasia for my brows.  Samples! OMGoodness.    They were everywhere!  I have so much to share with you over the fall season.  I don’t have enough room to write all of it here.

But!  If you are out shopping this week I want share with you this:  THE color this season is Maroon/Wine. So grab something in that color to update your fall wardrobe. Today!

Oh! And best photo from the show?  Look at these amazing shoes! Yes, this spokesperson had it all… the season’s color, great hair and makeup AND THOSE shoes!

A girl’s most beautiful outfit ever is charisma, the prettiest accessory is smile, and the best pair of heels is confidence.- Curiano

Welcoming Carrie

“You’ve got mail!” my postman laughs and remarks when delivering packages to my front door.  That day’s delivery included a box from Nordstrom, a few bills, my Wine Enthusiast magazine, but…wait! it also included a ‘jewel’ otherwise known as the October issue of Allure Magazine.  With a headline cover in a bold Century Gothic font “2015 Best of Beauty Award Winners” I knew right then I had to come up with a game plan that would clear my afternoon so I could grab a cup of coffee and plop on the couch.

I don’t save magazines.  I devour them.  On my first run through of the magazine I dog ear  pages I want to read then I go back and tear pages out so I can research the products that piqued my curiosity.

There were so many new products to try this year and with the added award of “Best of Beauty” from Allure, the ‘want’ is present. So I am curious.  What buzz words grab your attention when looking through a beauty magazine?  What makes you want to stop and Google a product immediately? (You do this, right??) Of course, all product pages that grabbed my attention had to do with anti-aging:  Exuviance’s Bionic Oxygen Facial for home use; ERASA Extreme Line Lifting Rejuvenation Concentrate; Lumene V-Shaping Serum; and Lanieige’s Water Sleeping Mask to name just a few.  If any of these products are miracles in a jar, we will hear more about them soon. So, stay tuned!

On another note, last week I attended a Master Class at Nordstrom presented by Carrie Gross, wife of Dr. Dennis Gross.  As you know I am a huge fan of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, so I was thrilled to be invited to attend by my friend Enrique Ortega, who actually encouraged me to start this blog several years ago.  In this hour long class, Carrie shared some trends and skincare secrets with us as well as some upcoming products from the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare line.  After the class Carrie and I had a chance to become better acquainted and I am thrilled beyond words to let you know that she will be a guest writer here at Wrinkle Me Not!  So, look for her posts in the weeks ahead as we share time together discussing our favorite topics – skincare and makeup.  Remember coffee and wine are optional!

Smile. Beautiful looks good on you. – Unknown

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