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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!


Go Team Go… Win Team Win!

I am a big football fan, both college and professional.  Wait.  Let me rewrite that opening sentence.  I am a HUGE football fan.  My daddy and I spent countless hours watching the game together from I guess about the age of 5 until his death –in my late forties.  We spent most game days together and my mom would watch my babies… later my children so Daddy and I could share those moments together.   He taught me the game, from the beginning kickoff till time ran out.  So it’s not surprising that I have found a group of serious fans to watch the game with either online chatting or at my home.  What might surprise you is that as commercial breaks happen, many times the talk turns to skincare and makeup.  Even the guys in the group will partake in the skincare talk, unless there is discussion over play calling.

Last week one of my female friends had asked me about products for eye bags.  I gave her three product samples that she could try before the game resumed.  See? There is always time for skincare and makeup talk.  It ranks right up there with football, wine, and my baby loves.  There are sooo many companies out there that market skincare – especially skincare for our eyes.  We all can have eye bags, dark circles, sunken eyes or the standard crow’s feet.  I encourage you to go to a beauty specialty store and get some samples.  Try them and see what addresses your concern.  A Beauty Advisor will be able to steer you into the right direction for sure.

So! I wanted to share a ‘new to me’ product line that I have recently received some samples from that I am excited about.  Kevyn Aucoin.  Heard of him?  I asked my Beauty Advisor, Meredith at Nordstrom recently about the brand.  She compared him to Elvis.   (I can assure you that got my attention!  Love love love Elvis.  Notice the present tense… never past when it comes to Elvis. ) She said Kevyn is to makeup what Elvis was to rock and roll.  (Ok, yes, there is a past tense used in that sentence.)  I actually received the sample from Sephora, but have also seen the product as part of the NK Boutique at Nordstrom.  Light It Up – The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting is really a fun product to use.  It comes in three shades – Candlelight, Starlight, and Sunlight and they are beautiful additions to your foundation  – on your cheeks, eyes and on your temples.  You can even put a dab on your décolleté on a date night – especially if wine and candlelight are a part of your evening! It contains ultra-fine pearls with micronized spheres to add a candlelit radiance and delicate highlight to your skin.

Check it out… and have fun with it… whether you having dinner with your favorite guy or cheering on your favorite team.  Go Team!  Now glow, girl!

A little smile can go a long long way, and turn a cloudy day to skies of blue; You’ll have a glow no matter where you go if you just take your smile along with you! – Pintrest

Beauty Advisors Are A Gift

Well, it’s November and it’s time to begin my Christmas shopping…. whether it’s online or in the stores, I thoroughly enjoy it.  I am a shopper at heart.  In person?  Online?  I love it all.  And, sure, there are pros and cons so I thought I’d share a little of my thoughts on that subject.

First of all when I visit my favorite stores, I love the feeling that goes with holiday shopping. Unless it’s the mad rush of a sale, people are happy, the specials are good, I can stop and get some peppermint cocoa or pumpkin spiced latte and then keep on going… much like the energizer bunny.  That’s me!

But, there are times that I love the slow easy pace of online shopping.  I can compare prices, look for some awesome deals and I can still have my latte and cocoa, but I am “cook” instead.

If you have a Beauty Advisor at your favorite store, you know they can offer suggestions if you are in the store, AND! they can take your orders from online as well.   If you have an extra special one like I do, you still get the personal shopping and your samples as well.  Find one if you don’t have one, and make that a priority as a gift to you.  I have two beauty advisors at Nordstrom North Park in Dallas that I love and adore.  Lauren with DDG Skincare usually takes care of my skincare needs and contacts me when she knows some of my favorite national reps are in town so I can meet them.  Meredith with Guerlain is also located at Nordstrom North Park and she is the best when it comes to makeup artistry.

Today I spoke with Meredith and gave her an order.  She will take care of my ordering my products which will be shipped to me free since it is Nordstrom.  But!  Nordstrom is just one option.  Sephora, Macy’s, Neiman’s and so many others offer online shopping, but if you need direction or suggestions, you need your own Beauty Advisor.   Just go to your favorite shopping venue and introduce yourself if you don’t have a connection yet.  Get to know them, express your wants and your needs and let them prepare a client card for you.  You won’t have to remember everything you like/want.  They will – as they refer to your client card.

So give yourself the ‘gift’ of a Beauty Advisor this year before the holidays even begin.  If you are in the Dallas area I highly recommend Lauren and Meredith.  I have worked with these girls for years and not only are they highly professional they are just the sweetest ever to work with.  They will not only be your elfs they will become your friends.

And now – it’s time to shop!

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.  – Anne Roiphe

Can You Keep Your Mouth Shut?

Following a summer spent with family and vacations to Napa, Karen and I finally connected to catch up and have a girls lunch.  After all we must plan for Trend Show this weekend! As we were leaving Nordstrom, we saw a man and a woman in Beauty with one eye patch on each.  That does get your attention for sure.  They saw us looking at them and asked if we wanted one too.  Well?  Hmmmm.  What does it do we asked?

Patchology. This skincare line was developed by a team of transdermal patch experts and beauty industry veterans. They use advanced technology and innovative ingredients to create targeted solutions for specific skin care concerns. So sure, why not we thought. Karen got the patch for the lips and I got one for the eyes.

Karen remarked to me today “the Patchology Lip Gels did seem to help with the lines and add moisture to my lips and lip area.”  And I can tell you the Eye Gels made a difference that lasts for about 24 hours for me.  I did have to keep mine on a little longer than the 5 minutes, however.  In fact, I walked out of Nordstrom wearing one and guess what?  Not one person looked at me!  I guess some things are acceptable.

Anyway, these cooling and refreshing patches accelerate the delivery of essential ingredients, including caffeine and hydrolyzed collagen. Plus, the stay-put design ensures you get the ingredients where you need them the most. The result is a smoother, brighter, more youthful appearance for the eye.

Now, I did get a sample of the Lip Gel, but I must say it was too hard to do for me.  You have to keep your lips together for the 5 minutes you are wearing them.  That’s a long time between sips of water, wine or coffee.  Karen didn’t mention that so she can obviously keep her mouth shut with no problem.

Might be something for me to think about.  Hmmmm.

See Miracles In Life Everyday.  S.M.I.L.E. – Pintrest




Fall Trend Shows Are Coming

As you know by now, I love Trend Shows… it’s the place to be when you want to meet the make-up artists, skin care specialists and every one else associated with the World of Beauty.  It’s a fun, exciting day. Now mind you, it is not a slooow day … it’s very busy.. and crowded.  Think an indoor State Fair… got it?

Nordstrom Trend Shows are legendary.  My friend, Karen, and I have shared them together for several years and of course they usually include a girls lunch as well!  Whether you are in California, Arizona, Texas or actually any where in the USA there is a Trend Show coming your way.

Grab your bestie, get your tickets, wear comfortable shoes and plan to get up very EARLY for the whole day event.   Once there you will see the newest trends in fall fashion, colors, and as always, make-up and skincare.  Then watch for updates on products here on Wrinkle Me Not… I have no doubt there will be plenty of new products to talk about around the coffee table.  As always, wine is an option!

Your smile is your logo.  Your personality your business card. How you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark. – Pintrest

Grow Brows!

Summertime … and the living is easy.  Ahhh…Right?  Having just returned from my annual wine trip to Napa Valley, I must admit it was warmer in California than it was when I boarded the plane in Texas.  In fact, it was downright hot as one day the temp tipped at 100 degrees after starting the morning at 54!  High temps don’t pair with wine I must add.  Cheese and chocolate are oh, so much better.

But! In between tastings I did remembered something I want to share with you.  When I was discussing Anastasia of Beverly Hills at the Trend Show there was one other product I didn’t want to review until I could see results.  And now, one week later I am twirling. The Anastasia Brow Enhancing Serum does just what it says it will do.  Grow brows!

Remember our eyebrows are our ‘face framers’.  If we don’t set them off when we apply our makeup our face is frameless and that’s not good.  This serum is formulated for encouraging the growth of healthier, fuller-looking brows.  Here’s the scoop:

It contains  Pentapeptide (similar to Biotin) which  is rich in botanical extracts and vitamins to help strengthen and condition skin and brow hair. With regular, twice-daily use, ( I do morning and night) this product helps you to achieve fuller, longer, and more youthful-looking brows with less breakage.  You see a thicker fuller brow in 6-8 weeks.  I’m only at 3 weeks but I do have very fine hairs coming in places that I have not seen hair grow in years from over plucking. And!  The beauty advisor told us that once these hairs start to grow they don’t stop even if use is discontinued like previous products in this area have done.

So, I’m waiting… and watching, and smiling!

She has a way with words, red lipstick, and making an entrance with a smile! Kate Spade

Raise Your Eyebrow

m_53953e644c47c005980232ec Anastasia of Beverly Hills had a huge presence at the Trend Show.  Ask those of us that stood in a line which snaked around the mall area at one point for those of us that wanted our eyebrows seen by an expert.  I had my makeup done afterwards and was told by the makeup artist “I won’t touch your eyebrows – they look fantastic!”

I smiled.

I fell in love with two amazing products – the Highlighting Duo Pencil along with the Dipbrow Pomade.  First of all I must say, I have never been good at doing my eyebrows with those pencils.  My eyebrows look like I have ‘drawn’ a long line and have tried to copy those of my grandma.  But! With the Dipbrow Pomade I can take a very thin over tweezed eyebrow – mine – and make it look fantastic.

This is a smudge-free, waterproof pomade formula that performs as an all-in-one brow product. This creamy product glides on skin and hair smoothly to create clean, defined brows. It works as a brow primer and provides color, sculpture, and shading. It is ideal for oily skin and in humid climates like my hometown.

Now, the Highlighting Duo Pencil is one of my favorite products in my beauty bag. It is a double-sided pencil that highlights and defines brows—and makes arches pop! Use the Highlighting Duo Pencil’s shimmery end to illuminate brow bones, and the matte end to softly define. They can be worn separate or together – I use mine together! You put this right under your brows and blend. That’s it. If you have a simple makeup routine, this makes you look just a little more polished since it allows your brows to appear freshly groomed. I also like that it’s a highlighter without being sparkly. It makes your eyes stand out and provides a beautiful finish.

Use these two products then raise that eyebrow and bat your lashes.  You are ready to make someone smile!

Be the reason someone smiles today. – Pintrest