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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Reusable Electrodes for TENS Unit

These are TENS unit electrode pads that are great for any TENS unit. They are reusable, very sticky. I like how well they do stick to the skin and that you can reuse them over and over. The electrodes work with any unit, so there are no worries there, just plug in. There are 20 to a box. They should last a few months since they are reusable.

Review: boscia Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask #boscia #mask #SakeMask

(product photo courtesy of www.boscia.com)

Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask

Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask facial mask helps to firm, tighten and brighten skin. High concentrations of sake, antioxidants, peptides and plant extracts combine with marine collagen to reduce hyperpigmentation and protect against free radical damage. It is what is known as a sheet mask, meaning that the active ingredients are in a gel form amidst a sheet of fabric and are laid down in a sheet on the face. The two piece design allows the mask to completely conform to the contours of the face and offer complete customization for all facial structures. The formula “seals in” with no evaporation, allowing for complete absorption and delivery of maximum benefits.

One of the main ingredients is the highest quality bioactive rice ferment filtrate that comes from an ancient sake manufacturer based in Kyoto, Japan. Traditional sake is rich in thioredoxin (TRX) content, an ingredient known for improving skin barrier function and water content. It reduces wrinkle depth, improves firmness and brightens skin. Thioredoxin (TRX) is considered the “mother molecule” for all living organisms, providing protection from numerous bio-stressors including oxidation (aging, dullness, water loss, loss of elasticity and hyperpigmentation). This mask is extremely rich is vitamins and minerals to provide powerful hydration and brightening benefits. Marine collagen is a time honored ingredient in Japanese skincare. It helps skin to reduce moisture loss, thereby strengthening skin to resist the first signs of aging and it promotes skin softness and firmness. This mask also contains boscia’s proprietary botanical blend of jojoba leaf and willowherb. Jojoba leaf helps to prevent free radical damage while nourishing the skin. Willowherb calms skin inflammation and reduces visible redness and irritation.

To use: Open the foil pack and remove the hydrogel face mask. Unfold and lay onto thoroughly cleansed face. Leave mask on for 20 minutes. Remove mask and discard. Massage the remaining essence from pack into the skin. Do not rinse or cleanse face after use. Follow with moisturizer. Use once a week.

What I love about this mask is how my skin feels and looks afterward. You can definitely see a difference even in just one use. Skin is so much softer and feels just amazing. Skin is left feeling well hydrated. Skin looks brighter, hyperpigmentation is decreased. With continued use hyperpigmentation will be decreased even more. The mask is a great way to get good results with little effort. boscia has other sheet masks that work really well. My favorite is the charcoal one. See my review of the boscia Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Hydrogel Mask (http://bit.ly/1Uuo9br).

boscia Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask retails for $8.00 per mask. It can be purchased online at www.boscia.com and www.sephora.com. It can also be found in SEPHORA stores. Like boscia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bosciaskincare; Follow boscia on Twitter: @bosciaskincare; Follow boscia on Instagram: http://instagram.com/boscia#; Follow to boscia on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/bosciaskincare/ and Follow boscia on Google+: https://plus.google.com/103671792779374949102.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Top Embarrassing Signs of Aging...

The global anti-ageing market is expected to be worth $191.7 billion by 2019, as people all over the world attempt to stop time on their appearance.

Brits are going to all lengths to stay youthful, such as going under the knife or paying for expensive non-surgical procedures. As celebrities and people in the media seem to successfully fight wrinkles and other signs of ageing, the anti-ageing skincare sector is booming – and expected to continue growing thanks to an ageing population. Hair Development has released its most common embarrassing signs of ageing, and revealed what British men and women can do about them.

First up, for both genders, it’s thinning hair. Most people presume only men have to deal with receding hairlines or going bald, but certain medications, stress, and hormonal imbalances due to the menopause can also cause permanent thinning.

Janis Levy, Creative Director of Hair Development said, “We’ve had many people come to us about thinning hair caused by a number of reasons, but ageing is a common culprit. Fortunately it’s a problem which can be solved without plastic surgery – we offer laser re-growth therapy which has an 80% success rate, or a number of other hair replacement solutions which are totally discrete and undetectable.”

Another popular and detested sign of ageing is wrinkles and sun damage. Mainly occurring around the eyes, mouth and neck, wrinkles can form quite early on in adult life and deepen with age. However, it’s not just the face which is affected – wrinkly hands are a big concern, as is wrinkles on the neck and d├ęcolletage. Brown spots or sun spots can also make an appearance after years of sun damage, mainly on the hands. To try and prevent further wrinkles, Janis recommends using creams with collagen to boost fullness and elasticity of the skin. 

Janis said, “It’s actually easier to prevent wrinkles rather than treat the ones you already have, so women (and men who want to fight ageing skin) should start using anti-ageing formulas as soon as their skin starts to show the first signs of wrinkles. Make sure your face, neck and hands are always well hydrated and use a moisturiser with SPF every single day. For mature skin, use collagen formulas as skin loses its natural collagen over time.”

As people grow older, it also becomes harder to shift any extra weight – thus many men acquire the embarrassing beer belly during middle age! Both women and men can put on extra pounds as they age. If you do your best to live a healthy lifestyle, and control alcohol intake, this could help, but most people will see a slight weight increase - then as you enter old age, you will lose muscle mass and become a lot weaker and slimmer.

To find out more about Hair Development and its range of hair replacement systems, visit: http://www.hair-development.com/

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Derma Matrix Collagen by NeoCell

I am a huge fan of a company called NeoCell. I have tried a good number of their products, all of which work. I started out by trying their Biotin Beauty Burst Chews, which are phenomenal BTW. Today I am writing about a product called Derma MTrix. It is a powder that you mix with water. It is collagen and a good number of other nutrients such as hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin C. This is a great product for good skin. Take one scoop every day with a small glass of water, mix than swallow. Your skin will thank you. It helps fine lines and wrinkles to disappear, increases hydration of the skin by 21% and supports cell turnover and elasticity of the skin. Your skin will start to feel softer, smoother, fine lines will start to soften and larger wrinkles will soften too. Cells will flake off quicker, making new skin underneath come to the surface faster. The skin's elasticity will be better. This product sells for $24.99 non-member price or $19.99 member price at GNC. I could not find it at Amazon.com. 

Berry Sleepy Sleep Aid

berry sleepy

Received in exchange for honest review. This product is a proprietary blend and does not contain any melatonin, it contains three naturally occuring fruits: Tart Cherry Extract, Passion Fruit Extract and Goji Berry Extract. There is no grogginess in the morning when waking up from using this product. I like how it helps you go to sleep with a natural sedative like feeling but not zonk you out like melatonin does. This product is great and I would recommend it to just about anyone. It sells for $17.99 for a package of 24 count box. http://amzn.to/1Updgrm

Beauty.com Gift With Purchase: J Mendel Vanity Pouch Available September 1st 2015 #GWP #BeautyDotCom #JMendel #MatinVanityPouch

beauty.com GWP J Mendel vanity pouch

Starting today, September 1st 2015, Beauty.com has a great GWP (gift with purchase)! With any $125 purchase you will get this J Mendel “Matin” Vanity Pouch filled with goodies. Believe me, it is filled with goodies. I love how this contains not only full size products, but deluxe size samples. These are from some of the best lines that Beauty.com has to offer too.

With fall approaching, the sleek “Matin” Vanity Pouch (“Matin” means morning in French) is perfect for toting beauty essentials while keeping it classy for those cooler autumn evenings.  “I wanted to create something classic and super functional that would reflect the sleek glamour of my Fall 15 runway collection,” says designer J. Mendel. The bucket style pouch makes it easy for shoppers to store every sized item from makeup brushes and tools to cosmetics and skin care. The two-tone black design makes this a great accessory for both women and men. The pouch has a pocket on the outside so that you can hold items in there if needed.

photo of J Mendel Vanity Pouchsamples of the GWP from beautydotcom J Mendel vanity pouch

The “Matin” Vanity Pouch arrives fully stocked with 13 prestige beauty samples in both deluxe and full sizes.  The pouch and its contents have an approximate combined retail value of $155.  The selection includes offerings from some of the beauty world’s top beauty and skin care brands:

1. Alterna Replenishing Moisture Milk, 0.85 oz

2. Ahava Mineral Hand Cream, 20 mL

3. Tweezerman Nail Spa Quick Shine Polish File 2 in 1

4. VBeaute Lip Spread Anti-Age Tinting Lip Gloss (Kinky Lip OR Scandal Lip)

5. Devacurl SuperCream Deluxe Sample

6. Beautyblender Mini SOLID Cleanser

7. Bareminerals Pop of Passion Lip Balm

8. Phytodefrisant, Botanical Straightening Balm 60 mL

9. Fusion Mini Mascara

10. Bliss Grapefruit and Aloe Body Butter Deluxe Sample

11. Jenna Hipp Nail Polish (shades may vary)

12. Paula’s Choice Vitamin C Spot Treatment

13. PopBeauty Kajal Pen (Black) Full-sized

14. Beauty.com offer card ($10 off a $50 purchase)

My favorite samples are the full size PopBeauty Kajal Eye Pen in Black and the Bare Minerals Pop of Passion Lip Balm. I also like the VBeauty Lip Spread Anti-Age Tinting Lip Gloss, Paula’s Choice Vitamin C Spot Treatment and the Tweezerman Nail Spa Quick Shine Polish file 2 in 1. Those are some of the best items in the bag. Well, the whole thing is very nice and all of the samples are great, really great!

The “Matin” Vanity Pouch can be found at http://www.Beauty.com/JMendel and is available while supplies last. Shop now before it is gone! Like Beauty.com on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Beauty.com; Follow Beauty.com on Twitter: @beautydotcom; Follow Beauty.com on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/beautydotcom/; Follow Beauty.com on Instagram: https://instagram.com/beautydotcom; Subscribe to Beauty.com on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BeautydotcomBeauty; and Follow Beauty.com on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+beautydotcom.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)


Monday, August 31, 2015

Epique Blemish and Blackhead Extractor Kit

If you want to give yourself a professional facial at home, then you need to do so in style with the Epique Blemish and Blackhead Extractor. It helps get rid of the blemish core, which is key to getting rid of the blemish. You cannot do that with your hands as easily, and if you do then you usually end up getting the blemish extra infected, too strained or too bloody. A pro extractor does the job right the first time and every time. Keep them clean by using soap and water and then rubbing alcohol. Make sure to not use too much pressure so as not to cause a rupture around the skin. Use gentle pressure to get the blemish and use steam or a hot washcloth first to soften the blemish first. It sells on Amazon.com for $11.75: http://amzn.to/1N5IqoC. 

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