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Beautiful Skin With A Bonus!

As I mentioned on my last post there were several new products which debuted during the Spring Trend Show that I want to share … and several that I purchased that I am already in love with.

Karen and I both love Dior’s Capture Totale DreamSkin Perfect Skin Creator.  It’s that little something ‘extra’ we add between our moisturizer and makeup.  Much like a primer, but it is light and brightens your skin too and makes for a ‘perfect’ poreless canvas.  We had booked our makeup session with Dior following the show so we were looking forward to seeing what’s new with Dior. And I found it!

Capture Totale Dream Skin Cushion.  Yes, it has the Dream Skin addition to the foundation, but this cushion foundation promises to refine skin texture, reduce spots, redness, and smooth, and firm the skin. It is lightweight but long lasting and protects the skin with an SPF50.  And surprise! this cushion comes with a bonus refill!

This is a light, buildable foundation, but for complete coverage I apply a small amount of my foundation and then press the cushion over it. The formula is so hydrating it makes my complexion appear more plump and dewy.  It also controls oil and shine, so it will work well with summer coming especially in warm weather climates such as Texas. But, if you prefer a no look foundation, this works too.  It’s my ‘go to’ look for the weekends or days I just only want to remove the shine and look like I’m makeupless.

As I mentioned… the compact foundation comes with its own applicator which can be turned over and used when the refill is inserted. I love this new product and it is just in time for summer.

And here’s another bonus – but you must act FAST!

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 27 is Mascara Madness at Nordstrom.  That’s when we can stock up on our favorites or try new ones.  Mascara Madness – Buy 2 mascaras and get one free!  Tomorrow only.  IF YOU ARE IN TEXAS you can call or text my favorite Beauty Consultant, Lauren Cave, at 817-948-6523 and order your mascara.  Nordstrom will ship it to you!  Tomorrow ONLY! Tell her you read this on Wrinkle Me Not and she will take care of you! Are you smiling now?  Hope so!

Skin first.  Makeup second.  Smile always! – Glossier




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

Friendship Play Dates

My friend Karen and I had our monthly Play Date last week.  Not the kind we shared 25 years ago when our children were small though.  Karen and I love to meet at Nordstrom’s for lunch and then go downstairs to play in the Beauty Spot.  We tried lotions, serums, treatments and best of all we got our makeup done together!  It was a special friendship day.  Beauty advisors are throughout the area showing you the latest products as your roam throughout the Beauty Spot and there’s always something new and different there to catch your eye.

And speaking of eyes… While we were getting our makeup done at Charlotte Tillbury (Karen chose Uptown Girl and I picked Golden Goddess) I was introduced to Chantecaille.  This is one of the newest lines in the Nordstrom family which is billed as the “preeminent luxury brand for serious skincare and beautifying cosmetics.”   It’s where I was introduced to the “Golden Roller Ball” by Michael otherwise known as Nano Gold Energizing Eye Serum.  Referred to as a “97%-botanical cocktail of highly effective collagen builders, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients” it is dispensed in a unique roller ball applicator – in gold, of course. With only one application my eye puffiness and lines were reduced dramatically with an emphasis on dramatically.  The lines around my eye were… smoother then, actually gone! This serum is just simply amazing. The only drawback is that it is quite pricey, but for what it does, it’s a miracle.  And! When I awoke the next morning the effect was still present from the application the day before. Since this is a treatment serum, I have continued to apply it each day and the skin around my eyes continues to be toned and smooth.

Karen and I agreed that spending time with the Charlotte Tillbury make-up artists was half the fun of a Friendship Day glamour experience. Makeup artists Kate, Michael, and Giselle won’t let your experience be anything but professional, knowledgeable and fun!

Are you ready for a ‘lift’ to start the new year?  Visit with a Beauty Advisor or Make-up Artist at your favorite department store and discover some new products, gain knowledge, have fun, and create a new you for 2015.  Then take a look in the mirror and … smile!

Good friends are like stars.  You don’t always see them but you know that they are always there. – Unknown

Plump ’em Up

Did you make it to Nordstrom’s Mascara Madness a few weeks ago? Hope so….  I was there at the Dior Counter purchasing my DiorShow Mascara when their Makeup Artist Lehia walked up to me and asked if she could adjust my makeup because she wanted to “make me look 10 years younger.”  Ummmmmm…. I mean,  do any of us NOT want to look 10 years younger?  Yes, I’ll have some of that, please, Lehia!!

I was introduced to a few products I will share with you over the coming weeks, but for now I MUST share one product that will open your eyes up to a new you.  DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum. My daughters, Jennifer and Ashley, both love YSL’s Effect Faux Baby Doll and Chanel Intense Inimitable mascara. Regardless of your mascara choice, this new serum instantly primes, plumps, and lengthens lashes and dries quickly. I was told this innovative mascara primer promotes long-term lash growth, strength, and vitality, too. Lehia mentioned that testing on this serum showed that after only 8 weeks of use, I would see more volume, length and curl to my lashes and they would be more resilient, protected, and revitalized.  It’s also great for thin lashes or for those that have lost their lashes.  After a week I can tell you that my lashes have never looked this full and my mascara doesn’t smudge or flake with it. But!  You need to apply it and immediately add your mascara.  As I mentioned it dries quickly so if you wait to long it will be difficult to add mascara and you won’t like the product.

So, plump up those lashes, and bat them at the ‘father’ in your life.  Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads!