Monday, June 25, 2012

Dark Circles and Puffiness

I encounter soo many different people everyday and a lot of them inspire my blog! Today I saw a middle-aged woman with under eye puffiness and dark circles. I just had to approach her and discuss her skin care regimen, I knew in my head that a little help from me she would look fantastic. I wanted her to know that with just a few steps she would look more beautiful and refreshed.

As she sat in my artists chair we discussed her current skin/makeup regimen. After our discussion and my recommendation of products I started to demonstrate on her face the products that would assist her with her concerns. Once I was done, she giggled, laughed, cried and gave me a huge hug!!!! I was soo happy and thrilled with her reaction. It is my pleasure to help spread my knowledge and make people feel happy and beautiful!

At the end of my consultation I presented her with her prescription card and she picked the items she wanted to purchase. I’m not the pushy type of salesperson, I’m going to show you what items that will address your concerns and nothing more. I don’t like to up sell because I like to earn my clients trust and I want them to look good, because that makes me feel good!

Below are the products I used and how I applied them.

Lancôme Genefique Eye – this product will diminish dark circles, brightens and illuminates. It also works on any signs of fatigue. I applied with my ring finger (the finger with the least pressure) on the brow bone and on the under eye area.

Lancôme Renergie Eye Multiple Action – I just LOVE this eye cream!!!! Six anti-aging actions in this little bottle! Lifting, firming, works o fine lines, dark circles, puffiness and provides illumination! I apply the eye cream with my ring finger in a C motion by dabbing it on the brow bone and under the eye. Dab the cream on the brow bone, do not apply on the lids, the heat from the brow will allow the cream to naturally reach the lids. I dab under the eye area then I lightly massage the cream from the inner corner of the eye to to the middle of the temple. I repeat the process 3 – 4 times, you will immediately see the puffiness decrease.  A veil comes with the eye cream that I applied on the brow bone, inner under eye and outer under eye, I also dabbed some on her dark circles. The veil has a SPF15 so it does provide protection during the day from the sun in the delicate area!

Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital Teinte – A wonderful tinted moisturizer with vitamins and nutrients for your skin and provides a SPF30. I applied a small amount with my foundation brush, a little goes a long way!

So there you have it, I made this womans day by approaching her and demonstrating some products that I personally love to use!

Please feel free to leave any questions or comments below. If you try any of the items I recommended please let me know your thoughts! Thanks and happy Monday, it’s almost Friday! Who’s ready for the high temps this week????? SPF!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What’s In My Beach/Pool Bag

What’s In My Beach/Pool Bag

I love the “What’s In My Bag” blogs, yesterday I did a “What’s in my Make-Up Bag for Summer” blog so I’m following it up with a “What’s in my Beach/Pool bag” blog since I spend soo much time on/in the water in the Summer. Especially, since Camp Aunt Debbie is now open (for those of you that know me, know that my nieces and nephew spend a ton of fun time with me over the summer, they love Camp Aunt Debbie.

As much as I love being in the pool, I still love to look good and of course have sun protection, so here is my Beach/Pool Bag…..

It all starts with the right bag….I chose a LOVE PINK bag by Victoria Secret. I love how roomy it is for my beach towels and accessories. It has two end giant sized pockets. Big enough to hold my 32oz Hot Pink Zebra Stripped Water Bottle by Victoria Secret!!! It also has a large side pocket and I love to keep my car key, iphone and sunglasses in the easy to reach pocket, saves me a ton of time cuz I’m not digging in a large bag looking for these items, especially my iphone of course. I need quick & easy access so I can update my blog, facebook, check emails and text messages in a quick splashin time!!!!

Protection and Beauty is in the bag!!!!

Pictured from Left to Right:
Dazzleshine Lip Gloss in Dazzling Daiquiri by Victoria Secret. For the moments I want to add a little dazzle to my lips, Not sticky and smells like bubble gum!

Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer in Pomegranate – I like to keep my body hydrated especially my hands. I also love the travel size makes for a lighter bag.

After Sun Moisturizer Ultra-Hydrating skin soother by Clarins – Revitalizes and prolongs your tan, I apply after rinsing off at the pool or beach and after a shower at home of course. Not crazy about the smell so I use After Sun Moisturizer with Aloe Vera by True Blue Spa, this also prolongs your tan and has fruity scent.

M.A.C. Suntints Liquid Lip Balm with a SPF20 in the color Au Rose (Hay Sailor Collection) - Love this lip balm, goes on smooth, it’s a hot Pink/Coral color with a gold shimmer!!! Best of all SPF20!!!! Protection, Shimmer and Color….What more can a girl ask for!!!!

Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner with a SPF15. For those “Ouch, the sun has kissed my lips to hard” moments. Gives your lips moisture and protection, a must in the sun!

Lancome Juicy Tube in the color Coral Rush – perfect for the just hanging in the snack area sipping on water and catching up with the girls…a really nice Coral/Bronze color, goes with my Summer theme of Bronze Goddess.

Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel in Mango Mai Tai…I always carry hand wipes or hand sanitizer! Mango Mai Tai so delicious on the beach….

Steve Madden Aviators – can’t forget to protect my Hazel Green eyes from the sun rays! Why not look cute and fashionable, these shades are inexpensive so I have no worries playing in them.

M.A.C. To The Beach Body Oil in Man Rays (Hey Sailor Collection) Love this Bronze Body Oil with Gold Shimmer flecks, seriously looks like golden candy in the sun! One of my favorite items of the summer!!!!

Lancome Flash Bronzer for the legs- we all know our legs seem to tan a bit slower than the rest of our body, I apply a thin layer on my legs, my legs look more bronzed as the day goes on, then I apply M.A.C.’s body oil, goes great together!!!!

Hawaiian Tropic Tanning Dry Oil with SPF12, for days I want a little extra sun. Love the spray, easy to apply in hard to reach areas, it is water resistant although you must reapply within 40 minutes but I love the golden tan it gives me.

Neutrogena Face Spectrum – I am finishing up this bottle, I know anything over a SPF50 is pretty much a waste but I figure a SPF100 wasn’t going to hurt me. As soon as this runs out I will start using my new bottle of Lancome’s Bienfait UV SPF50. I just love it, it is a light weight fluid not a cream! Cant wait to start my new bottle! Right now Lancome is having a great deal for the Sunscreen, contact me for details on this awesome product!!!

Coppertone Ultra Guard SPF50 – love the continuous spray, never clogs like others and always provides great skin protection.

Of course I always keep some water toys (water guns, rocket divers, splash balls, etc.) and something fun in my bag to read, an Allure magazine or a good book (just threw 50 Shades of Grey in my bag) but honestly I’m not the type to just lay out, I’d rather be in the water splishin’ & splashin’ the day away…..

I hope you enjoyed my “What’s in my Beach/Pool Bag” blog and hopefully I have recommended some great products, please leave any comments or questions below! Looks like the sun is trying to peep through the clouds so I need to get my bag together and head to the pool…remember Protection, Beauty and a great Bag will  guarantee you a fun day in the sun!

What's In My Make-Up Bag for Summer

Hello Glamazons! It's been awhile, I have been crazy busy but I am back on track and want to catch up with my Blog!!!!

Pictured below are my favorite items I have in my make-up bag for summer!!!!! I'm into the Bronze Goddess look with a bold lip!

Back Row:
Lancome Tient Idole Ultra 24H - LOVE LOVE LOVE this foundation!!!!!! Medium to Full coverage without a cakey feel, feels like skin and is soo lightweight! The new formula is amazing and has a SPF15!!!! This baby is a 24 hour wear and let me tell you from experience it does last! I once wore this for 21 hours and it never came off, it's a great long wear foundation, will not smudge or rub off, comes off when you take it off!!!!

Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital Teinte - My favorite Tinted Moisturizer with a SPF 30! You can catch me wearing this almost everyday. Evens out my skin tone while providing sunscreen, vitamins and nutrients. I apply a little bit of translucent powder for oil control in my t-zone and viola, perfection!

Lancome Nutrix Royal Body Repair Cream - A very moisturizing body lotion, I love to reapply throughout the day for a silky skin feeling!

Middle/Front Row:
Estee Lauder Lucidity - A Translucent pressed powder that I wear everyday. I apply in my t-zone to control shine and also after my eye primer to control oil on lids as well. I have been using this powder for years and love the light weight feeling.

Lancome Color Design Shadows in the colors Latte, Kitten Heel and Officially In - Love these colors especially Officially In, very pigmented and great for a bold eye catching look!

Lancome Le Crayon Khol in the color Black Coffee - A nice color for my Bronze Goddess look, liner lasts all day without smudging.

Lancome Desert Sunset 6 Color Design Pallette- Colors: Light Beige, Pink Coral,Shimmer Pink Peach, Beige, Copper and Deep Brown. - My favorite go to palette of the summer, ties in well with the Bronze goddess look, shadows are well pigmented and last all day without fading or creasing on the lid....soo much fun with these colors!!

M.A.C. To The Beach Body Oil in Man Rays (Hey Sailor Collection) - I LOVE this!!!!!! I apply the oil on my tan legs, arms, neck and decolletage! It's a bronzed oil with gold shimmer/glitter flecks! In the sunlight, OMG!!!! Gorgeous! I love wearing it and love it soo much I keep another bottle in my beach bag! A fun "must-have" for the summer!!!

M.A.C Whisper of Guilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish (In Extra Dimension Collection) - I love using this on my face to highlight! I use a small travel size foundation brush to apply, it gives me a bright illuminated look in the right places on my face. LOVE!!!

Lancome Eye Lash Curler & Lancome Drama Mascara- New Item for Lancome and I just love it!!!! It has the same technology as the Shu Uemura! Curls lashes without a bend or damage to your lashes! I curl at the base, middle then ends, I apply my Lancome Cils Booster (primer) them my  mascara. End result - Gorgeous full, long dramatic eye lashes!

M.A.C. Dear Diary Long Wear Lipstick (Beth Ditto Collection) - I just love the Bubble Gum Pink color, this is my FAVORITE "Go-To" Lipstick for the season! I'm soo tan right now that this color just "pops" and I love it!!!!! Since it's a long wear, it is a bit dry, no problem though cuz I just add a little Dazzleglass in the color Extra Amps by M.A.C.....a color to check out and rock this summer!!!!

M.A.C. Sheen Supreme in Insanely It color! Love this bold color! A nice, smooth, sheen and lightweight wear. Can you tell I'm into the Summer Bold Lips?!?!?!?!?!

M.A.C. Tinted Lipglass in Girl About Town color - a little lipglass for the nights I want to add a shimmer bold pop of color to my lipstick or alone! Love the color and love that it's not super sticky!

I always love the "What's In My Bag" blogs and I hope you enjoyed my reviews on my current favorite summer items! Now go get your items and Rock that Summer Bronze Goddess look!!!!!

Keep your eye out for my next blog: What's in my Beach/Pool Bag!!!

I've missed blogging and thank you to everyone that has been following me and encouraging me to follow my Glamazon dreams!!!! xoxoxo