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Friday, March 24, 2017

Review: Finesse Restore & Strengthen Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner #finessehaircare

(product photos courtesy of www.brandbacker.com) 

Finesse Restore & Strengthen Haircare

This is your chance to try Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner's secret to their amazing hair, Finesse! Kendall shared that she found out about Finesse from Kim in the October 2016 Allure Magazine, and now it's your turn to see if it works for you too!



Finesse Restore & Strengthen Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Specially formulated for hair that’s dry, damaged, stubborn, or sometimes frizzy, Finesse Hair Care products, infused with active proteins, replenish natural moisture, leaving hair healthier, stronger, and more alive. This hair care line is especially popular amongst women with wavy (medium curly hair). That's someone like me. My hair is wavy enough just to be annoying. Because the wave turns to frizz. Just the slightest bit of humidity in the air and my hair is all frizz. I've lived with it my whole life and I've battled it my whole life. I've found some products that worked, sure. But they are a fortune. The Restore & Strenthen Shampoo works. It's perfect for hair that is wavy and all frizz.
Lather into something wonderful! Finesse’s shampoo enriches & moisturizes hair deep down to the root leaving it smooth and easy to manage. The Restore & Strenthen Conditioner leaves hair coated in a silky moisturizing shine that battles frizz away, leaving it tangle free. A moisturizing conditioner that replenishes and penetrates deep into hairs’ roots. The perfect balance between softness and manageability! Finesse shampoos, conditioners, and styling products are available at super affordable prices at top mass, drug, and food retailers nationwide. The brand is now available at over including over 3,400 Walmart stores plus Walgreens, Rite Aid and grocery chains such as Kroger, Shoprite, HEB, and Publix. The cost is about $3.59 for each bottle. Approximately.


Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Review: PÜR Cosmetics PRO Eyelashes #PUR #FalseEyelashes

(product photos courtesy of www.purcosmetics.com)

$14.00
PÜR Pro Eyelashes were curated with celebrity makeup artist Mélanie Viger @MUAVEE to bring the best industry knowledge to our lash development. PÜR’s 3D lashes are handcrafted with the finest luxury silk to provide ultra-lightweight, natural-looking fuller lashes. These cruelty-free lashes are durable, reusable and safe for contact wearers. 

To Apply:
Measure your lashes against your natural lash line. Trim the excess lashes carefully, one lash at a time. Curl and apply mascara to your natural eyelashes. Apply a thin line of lash glue to the lash band and wait 30 seconds for the glue to become tacky. Place the lashes as close to your lash line as possible. Use your fingers to press down on both corners of your lid to secure lashes. 


Here are photos of all six lash styles. They are all equally different in how beautiful they are on. 




above top right to left: Socialite, Flirt, Diva, Bombshell, Trendsetter and Jetsetter. 

Here are some photos of me with the various lashes on:
wearing Flirt Lashes

wearing Diva Lashes

wearing Jetsetter Lashes  

 wearing lashes in Trendsetter



PÜR Cosmetics PRO Eyelashes retail for $14.00 and are available online at www.purcosmetics.com. . Like pürminerals on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PurBeautyCosmetics/; Follow pürminerals on Twitter:@purcosmetics; Follow pürminerals on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+PurmineralsUS; Subscribe to pürminerals on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5sIrqjvZLPO5Dj3Jpa2T6Q; Follow pürminerals on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/purcosmetics/; Follow pürminerals on Instagram: https://instagram.com/purcosmetics.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This item was sent for consideration)

 



 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time For Spring With essence cosmetics!

Time to work on that Spring Makeover…for your desk! Liven up your workspace with these new Spring essentials from essence, all available on essencemakeup.com

The False Lashes Extreme Volume & Curl Mascara ($4.99)

It’s time to take your lashes out of hibernation! This mascara envelops every lash for crazy volume plus flirty curl. 

 

Matt Matt Matt Vibrant Shock Lipstick ($2.99)

Switch out your classic red pout for a VIBRANT shock! This silky smooth lipstick dries down to a longlasting matte finish.

 

Super Precise Eyeliner ($2.99)

Precisely the liner you need for spring! The formula is longlasting and waterproof to withstand any April shower!

 

Contouring Eye Pencil ($3.49)

Ditch the clutter: line, shadow and highlight with just one duel-ended products – available in two shades!

 

These NEW essence products are available for less than $5 on  essencemakeup.com!L

 

Join the conversation on our NEW Instagram handle @essencemakeup!

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Review: La Roche-Posay Toleraine Skincare #LaRochePosay #ToleraineSkincare

(product photos courtesy of www.laroche-posay.us)

Recently I received some sample, experimental sizes of La Roche-Posay's new Toleraine line coming out. This is a new line meant for oilier, sensitive skins. It is the start of their prebiotic line. I tried three products in the line and although my skin is normal, I did very well with every one of the products. 

4.22 fl.oz./125mL $23.99
This is one of those cleansers that I absolutely love to use. A creamy, foamy cleanser that upon contact with water turns into a wonderful lather that just cleanses the skin, making it feel clean and amazingly fresh and gently removes impurities and makeup from the skin. This one doesn't really have a scent. It soothes combination to oily skins. It has glycerin and sorbitol to moisturize the skin and prevent over drying. It also has a soothing, creamy texture. Anti-oxidant thermal spring water soothes the skin. This cleanser provides gentle yet effective cleansing and makeup removal and is dermatologist tested. It is best for delicate, sensitive skins to combination and oily skins.

To use, make this a daily cleanser for sensitive and oily skins. Lather up in the palms of the hands with lukewarm water. Apply to the face using gentle massaging movements, avoiding the eye area (it will sting). Rinse thoroughly and pat dry without rubbing. Finish with a mist of La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water. 

I just love this cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling amazing yet not dry at all. That is what I want in a cleanser. Perfection. Even when my skin gets drier in the winter I can still use this even for fear that my skin will feel dry after use but it doesn't. That is how nice this cleanser is.

2.5 fl.oz./75mL $19.99



At night you need to moisturize but you don't want a sunscreen. That is where this comes in. It's a daily oil-free moisturizer to help restore healthy looking skin. It works in two ways. First, it replenishes moisture for up to 48-hour hydration and then it helps to restore the skin's natural moisture barrier. It replenishes moisture with glycerin and La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Water. It helps to restores skin's natural protective barrier with essential ceramides. The moisturizer is oil-free and non-comedogenic. It provides all day hydration and helps restore the barrier after 1 hour of being used. It nourishes and soothes the skin. Discover how Toleraine Double Repair Moisturizer facial moisturizing cream can hydrate, comfort and help reduce visiible redness in your skin. The soothing formula contains:

  • Ceramide-3: an essential ceramide naturally found in skin.
  • High concentration of La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Water: with hydrating, soothing, and anti-oxidant properties.
  • Glycerin: a moisturizing agent that naturally attracts water to skin.
  • Niacinamide: a form of vitamin B3 with soothing properties. 
Use as a daily facial moisturizer to hydrate and soothe the skin. Apply to the face and neck morning and evening. This moisturizer is soft, oil-free and absorbs easily into the skin. It can be used by all skin types but is recommended for sensitive skins. It is non-comdegenic, fragrance-free, paraben-free, allergy tested and dermatologist tested. 

I like how quickly this moisturizer absorbs into the skin but leaves it feeling soft to the touch and not dry at all. Skin feels nicely hydrated, soothed and moisturized. It is a nice anti-aging moisturizer for those with sensitive skin.

2.5 fl.oz./75mL $19.99


This moisturizer is similar to the other one mentioned above, except it has a SPF 30 in it for daytime use. It is a daily oil-free facial moisturizer that helps restore healthy looking skin and protects against damaging UV rays. This Double Repair Moisturizer with SPF 30 works in two ways. First, it replenishes moisture for all-day hydration and then it helps restore skin’s natural protective barrier. It
replenishes moisture with Glycerin and La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Water. Helps restore skin's natural protective barrier with essential ceramides. The lightweight lotion texture leaves skin feeling smooth. This moisturizer is oil-free and non-comedogenic. Provides up to 48-hour hydration and helps restore the skin's barrier after 1 hour use. Hydrates and protects with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (Avobenzone 3%  • Homosalate 5%  • Octisalate 5%  • Octocrylene 7% ).
Discover Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer UV, a daily facial moisturizing lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 to hydrate, protect, and help reduce visible redness. This moisturizer with SPF contains:
  • Ceramide-3: an essential ceramide naturally found in skin.
  • High concentration of La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Water: with hydrating, soothing, and antoxidant properties.
  • Glycerin: a moisturizing agent that naturally attracts water to skin.
  • Niacinamide: a form of vitamin B3 with soothing properties.
Directions for Use: Use as a daily moisturizer with SPF to hydrate and protect against UV rays. Apply to the face and the neck in the morning. The oil-free, lightweight texture is easily absorbed. The best value is the 75mL 3-month supply. 

Although it is recommended for all skin types, this is best tolerated by sensitive skin types. It is oil-free and will not clog pores. It is non comedogenic, fragrance-free, paraben-free, allergy-tested and dermatologist tested. Suitable for sensitive skins. 

I love this daily broad spectrum SPF 30 moisturizer. It just absorbs into the skin so easily, which makes it so nice to use under foundation. Although these are not mineral sunscreen ingredients, which make it hard for some to use, I don't mind the chemical sunscreen ingredients, which I have has good luck with using. 

La Roche-Posay is sold at some Walgreens stores in the United States. In Canada they are sold through Shoppers Drug Mart. Like La Roche-Posay on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaRochePosayUSA; Follow La Roche-Posay on Twitter:@LaRochePosayUSA; Follow La Roche-Posay on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/larocheposayusa/ and Subscribe to La Roche-Posay on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/LaRochePosayUSA.
Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
(This was sent for consideration)





















 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Review: Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flash Luminizer #JuiceBeauty #PhytoPigments #FlashLuminizer

(product photos courtesy of www.juicebeauty.com)

.28oz./8.4g
Just recently Juice Beauty has gotten into the field of cosmetics. I have always ADORED their skincare and when I received these fun highlighting sticks I thought for sure I was going to love their makeup. And you know what? I was right. Phyto-Pigments Flash Luminizer is a multi-tasking illuminator and cheek color duo that is available in three shade options: Golden/Bronze, Cream/Marigold and Blush/Rose. They are designed to instantly add gorgeous color and luminous sheen to every complexion. The weightless, buildable texture glides onto skin, reflecting light to create a variety of effects. The dual-ended stick allows for precise application and on the go touch ups. Two highlighter duos diffuse light for a soft focus and radiant effect and a bronzing duo adds contour & definition for a sculpted look. 

These are for all skin types and for all ages who are looking for a complexion booster, with beautiful radiance. The highlighter duos are perfect for strobing. The bronzer duo is ideal for a healthy flush of color year round. These instantly absorb and blend easily. Hydrates skin with organic coconut oil. Has anti-oxidant protection with Vitamins C & E. Formulated without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetics fragrances. These products have never been tested on animals. 

Here are swatches of the colors:

above, left to right: Bronze/Golden, Marigold/Cream, Rose/Blush
 Here are photos of me wearing the colors: 

Wearing Bronze/Golden

Wearing Blush/Rose

Wearing Marigold/Cream

I like the way these wear. They illuminate the face with a nice glow and have great ingredients that provide nice skincare. I think Juice Beauty has done well for their first foray into the cosmetics realm. They have a huge line of cosmetics, all of which I think are very good. I love their skincare, now I will love their cosmetics. 

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flash Luminizer retails for $32.00 and is available online at www.juicebeauty.com, and anywhere that Juice Beauty is sold. Like Juice Beauty on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/JuiceBeauty; Follow Juice Beauty on Twitter:@juicebeauty; Follow Juice Beauty on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/juicebeauty/; Follow Juice Beauty on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/juicebeauty/ and Subscribe to Juice Beauty on Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/juicebeauty

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This was sent for consideration)
Formulated without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. Our products are never tested on animals. - See more at: https://www.juicebeauty.com/makeup/shop-by-collection/phyto-pigments-trade/phyto-pigments-flash-luminizer#sthash.V0nflMxI.dpuf





Phyto-Pigments™ Flash Luminizer is a multi-tasking illuminator and cheek color duo available in three shade options, designed to instantly add gorgeous color and luminous sheen to every complexion. Its weightless, buildable texture glides onto skin, reflecting light to create a variety of effects. The dual-ended stick allows easy & precise application and on-the-go touch-ups. Two highlighter duos diffuse light for a soft-focus & radiant effect, and a bronzing duo adds contour & definition to create a sculpted look. - See more at: https://www.juicebeauty.com/makeup/shop-by-collection/phyto-pigments-trade/phyto-pigments-flash-luminizer#sthash.V0nflMxI.dpuf
Phyto-Pigments™ Flash Luminizer is a multi-tasking illuminator and cheek color duo available in three shade options, designed to instantly add gorgeous color and luminous sheen to every complexion. Its weightless, buildable texture glides onto skin, reflecting light to create a variety of effects. The dual-ended stick allows easy & precise application and on-the-go touch-ups. Two highlighter duos diffuse light for a soft-focus & radiant effect, and a bronzing duo adds contour & definition to create a sculpted look. - See more at: https://www.juicebeauty.com/makeup/shop-by-collection/phyto-pigments-trade/phyto-pigments-flash-luminizer#sthash.V0nflMxI.dpuf
 

Review: philosophy time in a bottle & time in a bottle eye serum #philosophy #TimeInABottle #TimeInABottleEyes

(product photos courtesy of www.philosophy.com)

serum 1.3 fl.oz./40mL
activator 0.093 fl.oz./2.8mL
$76.00
A breakthrough serum that helps repair skin damage, activate skin's natural age resisting mechanisms and protect against environmental aggressors. This serum works through the three dimensions of time: past, present and future, to reveal stronger, younger looking skin. Take control of the way your skin ages with our breakthrough serum that activates skin's natural age resistant mechanisms and protects against environmental aggressors. Reveal stronger, younger looking skin. Formulated with philosophy's unique age related technology to repair yesterday's visible signs of aging, help renew skin's defenses today and resist tomorrow's aging. 

Use Morning and or Evening after Cleansing. For first use, pour the entire vial of the high potency Vitamin C8 Activator into the serum, fasten pump and shake well for 20 seconds. The serum will turn light pink when ready to begin transforming your skin. Use within 3 months of mixing for best results. 

Why It Works: the exclusive liposome complex stimulates skin's natural repair function to repair skin at its source. Potent Vitamin C8 and an patented anti-oxidant neutralize damaging free radicals to help renew skin's protection from daily aggressors. Extracts from rare Himalayan red rice, red grape ferment and plantain leaf help reactivate skin's natural age resisting mechanisms, for results you can see and feel. Innovative fresh pour system for optimal potency of active ingredients. 

In an 8-week clinical study of the time in a bottle serum:

  • 88% of women showed significant improvement with texture, tone, lines and wrinkles*.
  • 100% showed a dramatic improvement in firmness**.
(8-week results from an independent clinical study of 117 women ages 25-55*. 8-week results from an independent clinical study of ages 35-55**) 

I was extremely happy with the results of time in a bottle. I noticed improvement in overall firmness, skin tone, fine lines and skin texture. When I mean skin tone, I mean hyperpigmentation. It evened out my skin tone, lightening up my skin's pigmentation issue. To me that was a huge result. And the best thing about this product is that it helps to prevent future aging too. 


0.5 fl.oz./15mL $65.00
This breakthrough eye serum helps repair skin damage, activates skin's natural age-resisting mechanisms, protect against environmental aggressors and achieve a more rested appearance. The high potency eye serum simultaneously acts on all dimensions of time to impact your skin's past, present and future. The exclusive liposome complex stimulates skin's natural repair function to repair skin at its source. Carnosine peptide, Vitamin C8 and a patented anti-oxidant complex neutralize damaging free radicals to help renew skin's protection from daily aggressors. Extracts from rare Himalayan red rice, red grape ferment and plantain leaf help reactivate skin's natural age resisting mechanisms. Ginkgo Extract and Caffeine help to achieve a more rested appearance, leaving the delicate eye area with results you can see and feel.
Apply to eye area morning and evening.  

Why It Works: the exclusive liposome complex stimulates skin's natural repair function to repair skin at its source. Carnosine Peptide, Vitamin C8 and a natural anti-oxidant complex neutralize free radicals to help renew skin's protection from daily aggressors. Extracts from rare Himalayan red rice, red grape ferment and plantain leaf help reactivate skin's natural age resisting mechanisms, for results you can see and feel. Ginkgo Extract and Caffeine help achieve a more rested appearance, leaving the delicate eye area with results you can see and feel. 

In a 8-week self-assessment study:
  • women saw repaired wrinkles and improved firmness and tightness around the eyes*
  • eyes look more luminous and rested with less visible dark circles*
  • skin around the eyes feels more resilient and more able to fight off the effects of age damage*
(*8-week self-assessment study of 40 women ages 35-60)

I found that time in a bottle for eyes definitely made my dark circles lighter, it made my eyes look more luminous and made my eyes firmer and tighter. It made my eyes look all around better and just more wonderful. This is the best eye serum I have ever used. 


use morning and/or evening after cleansing.
1. pour the entire vial of high-potency vitamin c8 activator into the serum, and fasten pump to the bottle
2. shake well for 20 seconds. the serum will turn light pink, indicating it is ready to begin transforming your skin.
use within 3 months after mixing for best results.
- See more at: http://www.philosophy.com/time-in-a-bottle-serum.html?cgid=C142#collection-header
philosophy is available at www.philosophy.com, www.sephora.com, www.beauty.com, www.ulta.com and at SEPHORA and Ulta brick and mortar stores as well as at various department stores. Like philosophy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philosophy; Follow philosophy on Twitter: @lovephilosophy; Follow philosophy on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lovephilosophy/; Follow philosophy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovephilosophy/  and Subscribe to philosophy on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/philosophy.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
(These were sent for consideration) 
 







breakthrough serum that helps repair skin damage, activate skin's natural age-resisting mechanisms and protect against environmental aggressors. this serum works through the 3 dimensions of time—past, present and future—to reveal stronger, younger-looking skin. take control of the way your skin ages with our breakthrough serum that activates skin’s natural age-resisting mechanisms and protects against environmental aggressors. reveal stronger, younger-looking skin. formulated with our unique 3-dimensional technology to repair visible aging signs from yesterday, help renew skin’s defenses today and resist tomorrow’s aging. - See more at: http://www.philosophy.com/time-in-a-bottle-serum.html?cgid=C142#collection-header



breakthrough serum that helps repair skin damage, activate skin's natural age-resisting mechanisms and protect against environmental aggressors. this serum works through the 3 dimensions of time—past, present and future—to reveal stronger, younger-looking skin. take control of the way your skin ages with our breakthrough serum that activates skin’s natural age-resisting mechanisms and protects against environmental aggressors. reveal stronger, younger-looking skin. formulated with our unique 3-dimensional technology to repair visible aging signs from yesterday, help renew skin’s defenses today and resist tomorrow’s aging. - See more at: http://www.philosophy.com/time-in-a-bottle-serum.html?cgid=C142#collection-header
 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Review: Carmex Comfort Care Colloidal Oatmeal Lip Balm #Carmex #ComfortCare

(product photos courtesy of www.mycarmex.com)

.15 oz./4.25g
$2.50/2 pack







Carmex was always the first choice in lip balms back in the '80's when I was in middle school. It was soothing to the lips and had a medicinal quality that was comforting. My lips are extremely dry so I go through lip balm like crazy. If I am not wearing lipstick, I am wearing lip balm and chances are I am wearing lip balm under my lipstick too!

Recently I received these new Carmex Comfort Care Colloidal Oatmeal Lip Balms to try out. I was so excited to try them, first because they are from Carmex and second because I love lip balm. What is so great is that these won a 2017 Product of the Year from the Consumer Survey of Product Innovation (in the Lip Care Category and a survery of 40,000 people). They come in three flavors: Sugar Plum, Mixed Berry and Watermelon Blast. They can be found in a 1 pack or a 2 pack product. I received the 1 pack. When looking for prices I found them for the 2-pack and they are very reasonable. 

These 100% natural lip balms contain colloidal oatmeal to comfort the lips and cold-pressed anti-oxidant rich fruit seed oil provides long-lasting moisture to help restore healthier, naturally more beautiful, visibly smoother lips. They are petrolatum-free and paraben-free. The lip balms are fairly thick and last a long time on the lips, so you don't have to reapply every few minutes and that is the main goal here. You want something that is going to last a while. My favorite one is the Sugar Plum. I also really like Mixed Berry. Watermelon Blast I am going to leave for summer, as it is really tastes and smells just like a watermelon, which reminds me of summer. I like these because they are so thick and waxy, they will stay on the lips and do not come off as easily as other lip balms do. I am extremely happy with these lip balms.

On the website there coupons you can print for $0.45 off of a Carmex Comfort Care Lip Balm. On the Carmex website there is a portion of the site called Everyday Lip Care and discusses how to take care of your lips. It has sections such as, "What are healthy lips?" "What can I do for dry chapped lips?" "How can I protect my lips from sun damage?" That last one is very important because lips are very susceptible to sun damage, as the skin on the lips is very thin and when out in the sun lip balm should have a sunscreen. Lips can get sunburn and even skin cancer. Read this section, it is very informative. 

Carmex Comfort Care Colloidal Oatmeal Lip Balm retails for around $2.50 per 2 pack and is available at many stores including Target, Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, ShopRite, Meijer, and Walmart to name a few of the stores that carry the product. Like Carmex on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carmexlipbalm; Follow Carmex on Twitter:@carmex; Follow Carmex on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mycarmex/ and Subscribe to Carmex on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH9t4jcy4U4ydhdeJhpJWNw

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These were sent for consideration)
 

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