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March Favorites

  My Favorites this month. Yon-Ka Paris Cleansing Cream: A wonderful cleanser that I’ve been using exclusively in the mornings.  Its calming formula is great for sensitive, dry skin and rosacea.  It also contains refreshing peppermint which is why I like to use it in the morning.  Wonderful brand.  Available through aestheticians or online. MISSHA Complexion Coordinating BB Cream: My favorite Korean brand.  This is a medium to full coverage BB

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Empties: Hits & Misses

The Hits Novex Brazilian Keratin: I got this in a beauty box and was super impressed.  It’s a very rich hair mask that left my hair super soft and conditioned.  I’ll buy a full size tub of this.  Available online. OGX Conditioner Hydrate + Defrizz Fukui Oil: Love, love this shampoo and conditioner combo. I have at least one back up.  Leaves hair super, silky soft.  Available at drugstores. Kerastase Bain Chroma

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Product Review: ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream Supreme

ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream Supreme ULTRA RETEXTURIZING HYDRATOR What it claims to do?   That’s quite a name!  ReVive states “this powerful perfecting night cream gently exfoliates, retextures, renews and intensely moisturizes facial skin.  Its unique formula works overtime as you sleep, to help eradicate imperfections and visibly diminish fine lines, for a morning awakening to hydrated, glowing, more beautiful skin.” Do I agree? Yes.  I’ve been using this for

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Glossary of Skincare Ingredients

An informative Glossary of Ingredients provided by BeautyBay.

Cult Attraction: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream What it claims to do? “Clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and hydration in 15 days. The unique Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica has been shown to dramatically increase the quantity of glucosaminoglycans (GAGs) within the skin. By special cell communication, these water-attracting GAGs are responsible for skin moisturization, improving suppleness, firmness and elasticity. In addition, Ginkgo Biloba providing superior free-radical

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Cult Attraction: Eve Lom Cleanser

Eve Lom Cleanser What it claims to do? “The pioneer of all cleansers, this special blend has won awards for the past 29 years. Every EVE LOM Cleanser includes a complimentary Muslin Cloth, which has been specially created to work with the Cleanser to gently exfoliate and support natural blood circulation, leaving the skin feeling exceptionally smooth and radiant. It cleanses, decongests, tones, exfoliates, and removes even the most stubborn waterproof

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Maybe My All Time Favorite Moisturizer

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream The BEST moisturizer I’ve used in years.  It’s right up there with Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré for its nourishing, thirst quenching properties and it works amazingly under make-up which is a decisive factor for me when it comes to day moisturizer. It contains goat milk proteins, vitamins, and amino acids, lactic acid, jojoba, coconut and avocado oil, aloe, grape seed extract, witch hazel, and more. The

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Empties: Hits & Misses

The Hits Dermalogica Resurfacing Cleanser: A great daily cleanser/exfoliator with Lactic Acid, vitamin E and Rose Flower Oil. GARNIER Fructis Fall Fight Conditioner: I like Garnier hair products and enjoyed using this super rich and moisturizing conditioner. Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream: An incredible daily moisturizer.  It’s texture is very rich and can be too heavy for some.  They have a light version as well.  I loved the way this felt

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February Favorites

To the Favorites! LORAC PRO Palette 2: I’ve been reaching for this palette the most this past month.  It has 8 matte shades and 8 shimmer shades for many, many looks.  Extremely hyper pigmented and buttery shadows make this one of my all time favorite palettes.  Available at Sephora and Ulta. HADA LABO TOKYO Replenishing Hydrator:  I gave this a try upon recommendation from uppiesbeads59 and have really enjoyed it.  I

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Cult Attraction: Sunday Riley Luna & Good Genes

Both live up to all the hype they’ve received.  I’ve gone through one bottle each and repurchased. Luna Sleeping Night Oil What it claims to do? “With an advanced retinol complex, Luna Sleeping Night Oil helps to lessen visibility of lines and wrinkles, while correcting signs of damage caused by sun, time and everyday exposure to pollutants. The replenishing oil intensively hydrates and stimulates sluggish cells to encourage repair and

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