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Friday, October 24, 2014

BABOR Wants Spa-Goers to ŒTHINK PINK¹ for Breast Cancer Awareness Month #BABOR, #BCAM, #BreastCancer #ThinkPink

BABOR Wants Spa-Goers to ‘THINK PINK’ for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

THINK PINK! Promotion Donating Percentage of Sales to Charity of BABOR Spa Partners’ Choice

babor skinovage travel setAccording to support site BreastCancer.org, approximately 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and about 40,000 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2014 from breast cancer. These are alarming statistics, but with the help of BABOR’s THINK PINK! Promotion, a percentage of proceeds from the sale of their exclusive THINK PINK! SKINOVAGEPX Travel Set helps the fight against Breast Cancer during the month of October.

In an effort to impact multiple charities across the country, BABOR has pledged to donate 5% of their Spa Partners’ total purchases for the month of October to benefit the breast cancer charity of the Spa’s choice. Donations will be made in the name of both the SPA and BABOR.

The THINK PINK! Travel Set features BABOR’s signature HY-ÖL Cleanser, and three additional corresponding products in travel sizes which together offer a skincare program to treat, protect and repair the skin while addressing the specific skin concerns. The products are encased in a chic pink reusable zippered travel pouch.

The BABOR THINK PINK! Travel Set retails for $59 and can be purchased at the following BABOR Spa Partners: Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club, Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa, Esthetique Skincare, Facial Attractions, Brighten Cosmetics and Perfumes, Bella Rouge Cosmetics & Skincare Boutique, Mirbeau Inn & Spa Skaneateles, Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills, Cascade Spa, Sea Island Resort, Four Seasons St. Louis, J Salon & Spa, J Michaels Spa & Salon, Spa Diva 124, Inc., mySpa Miami, Midwest Skin Care, DermaCare, The Springs Resort and Spa, and Affinity Skincare.


Since 1956, BABOR, the world leader in professional skincare, has set the global standard for luxurious, innovative and results-driven cosmetics and wellness rituals. Our experts harvest powerful natural ingredients to create revolutionary, anti-aging formulations and treatments that, when combined, produce results you can see and feel. The complete BABOR Collection is available in the world’s finest spas and www.babor.com.


Review: L’Occitane Whipped Shea Collection #L’Occitane #SheaButter

(photos courtesy of www.loccitane.com)

Shea Butter is one of the most ideal beauty ingredients. It has been used in sub-Saharan Africa to help nourish and protect skin and hair. L’Occitane uses Shea Butter form Burkina Faso, harvested in a sustainable and fair trade partnership with the women who produce it. Whipped Shea Butter is a new limited edition collection that with a special texture that is light and airy as whipped cream. The entire collection looks and smells good enough to eat!

Shea Butter Whipped Shower Foam 5.1 fl.oz./150 mL $20.00

Shea Butter Whipped Shower Foam
You are going to love this decadent shower foam. It is delightfully creamy. The unique whipped texture wraps the body in a soft cushion of soft, whipped shea foam while gently cleansing the skin. Enriched with shea butter, Shea Butter Whipped Shower Foam leaves the skin feeling soft, supple and comfortable. Great for those with normal to dry skins and even those with very dry skin. All you need is a couple of pumps of the foam to give the whole body a thorough cleansing. This shower foam also has a great scent that you will love!

Shea Butter Whipped Body Cream
Shea Butter Whipped Body Cream 2.46 oz./125 mL $24.00

What combines the nourishing properties of a balm with the lightness of a mousse? Shea Butter Whipped Body Cream does! It helps to nourish and protect the skin. The whipped formula, made with 10% Shea Butter, gently melts into the skin, leaving it feeling supple, soft and completely comfortable. This cream is great for normal, dry and extremely dry skins. You will love how it leaves skin feeling well cared for. The scent is amazing too!

Shea Butter Whipped Hand Cream (Travel Size) 1 oz./30 mL $12.00

Shea Butter Whipped Hand Cream (Travel Size)
If you are looking for your next hand cream, search no further. The Shea Butter Whipped Hand Cream has a playful yet smooth texture. It is made with a very high concentration of Shea Butter (25%), which lets it nourish, protect and soften dry, rough and irritated skin. It comes in a travel size, so it is perfect to take with you in your handbag. The scent is soft and light, an amazing fragrance that is perfect. I love this cream because it keeps my hands soft and supple.

Also available is the Whipped Shea Butter Duo, which contains the Shea Butter Whipped Shower Foam and the Shea Butter Whipped Body Cream. Currently it sells for $35.00, down from $46.00!!!! This makes a great gift. L’Occitane products are available from www.us.loccitane.com and L’Occitane boutiques. Like L’Occitane on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loccitane.usa; Follow L’Occitane on Twitter: @LOCCITANE; Follow L’Occitane on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+loccitaneusa/posts; Follow L’Occitane on Instagram: http://instagram.com/loccitane#; Subscribe to L’Occitane on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/loccitaneenprovence/featured and Follow L’Occitane on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/loccitane/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These items were sent for consideration)

Review: L’Occitane Shea Butter Apricot Solidarity Soap #soap #worldsightday #sheabutter #blindness

(photo courtesy of www.loccitane.com)

Shea Butter Apricot Solidarity Soap
In honor of World Sight Day, October 8th, L’Occitane launched the Shea Butter Apricot Solidarity Soap. 100% of the profits* from this soap will be donated to NGOs to help fight avoidable blindness in developing countries with the support of the L’OCCITANE Foundation.. Did you know that 80% of blindness is avoidable? Today almost 285 million people in the world are visually impaired. Each year L’Occitane launches a solidarity product to help fight against avoidable blindness. This apricot-scented solidarity soap is made with shea butter to gently cleanse the skin. It also has Braille on the soap so that the word SHEA may be identified on it. 

The Shea Butter Apricot Solidarity Soap is 1.7 oz. and  retails for $3.00 and is available from www.us.loccitane.com and L’Occitane boutiques. Like L’Occitane on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loccitane.usa; Follow L’Occitane on Twitter: @LOCCITANE; Follow L’Occitane on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+loccitaneusa/posts; Follow L’Occitane on Instagram: http://instagram.com/loccitane#; Subscribe to L’Occitane on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/loccitaneenprovence/featured and Follow L’Occitane on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/loccitane/.
*Sale price in store minus taxes, transport and production costs.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)

Bond No. 9's best-kept secret is out: Free full-size perfume refills!

Bring us any and all of your empty perfume containers, and we'll give you a new bottle--on us.

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At Bond No. 9, we keep secrets. Some of them, we'll never divulge—like the formulas for our celebrated, award-winning eaux de parfum, and customer secrets that are, ahem, totally safe with us. But then we've got other secrets that are too irresistible not to be shared.  
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Our inimical free refill program, for instance. Quietly in operation since 2007, it's whispered about among the most passionately committed of our loyal cognoscenti and connoisseurs. So popular is this semiannual event that many Bond No. 9 aficionados use the opportunity to stock up on as-yet untried scents. 
But 7 years is too long to keep this delectable transaction a secret. So for fall 2014, we're telling all and sundry about our free refill program.  Here are the details:
  • From Thursday, October 30 through Wednesday, November 12, you bring your empty scent containers, regardless of brand, to any Bond No. 9 counter.
  • By way of thanks, we'll reward you with a large-size (100ml) bottle of your choice from among a curated range of 16 of our most stellar, most coveted Bond No. 9 eaux de parfum.
  • Just one caveat: You must purchase any two Bond No. 9 items, excluding pocket sprays.  

The upshot? You'll be in possession of three new bottles of perfume. And here we have a suggestion. Keep one for yourself—you deserve it. But give the other two to a family member, your significant other or cherished friend, your favorite neighbor or office colleague, your lawyer, doctor, broker, dry cleaner, computer guru, etc. And remember: sharing and generosity of heart are very much in style.  That's no secret.
Deal?  Deal! 
SOURCE Bond No. 9 New York
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Update: Pevonia Stem Cell Phyto-Elite Intensive Line #PevoniaLife #Pevonia


A few weeks ago I did a post on some items I tried out from the Pevonia Stem Cell Phyto-Elite Intensive Line. I was very happy with the way my skin responded to the line and I was asked to do a review a few weeks after to see how my skin was still responding to the products. I tried three products: Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Cleanser ($43.50), Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Serum ($159.00) and the Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Intensive Cream ($159.00). Pevonia is one of the best professional skincare lines on the market. It is one of the original lines to exist for skincare professionals.
How is the line going for me? Read on to see…

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The Stem Cells Phyto Elite Cleanser is one of the better cleansers I have used. It works best if you apply to wet skin. The it foams up nicely and cleanses makeup, impurities and debris from the skin very well. Eye makeup should be removed separately, but foundation and anything else can be removed with this cleanser. It can be used in the eye area as long as eyes remain closed. I love this cleanser and look forward to continue using it. I do recommend this for skin that is mature, normal, dry and even combination. Skin is left feeling fresh, not dry. This does not strip skin of its essential oils and fatty acids.

The Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Serum is a very light serum that soaks immediately into skin. It leaves skin feeling hydrated, soft Pevonia Stem Cell Phyto Elite Serum_thumb[1]and supple. Since it targets the severe signs of aging, it works for those with aging skin, mature, dry skin, normal and even combination skin. Use 5 drops and smooth over face and neck. Use in the pm and follow with Stem Cells Intensive Cream. I love this serum. It contains humectants to hydrate the skin, natural ingredients that are anti-aging powerhouses (collagen, glycerin and many plant extracts that are great anti-aging ingredients). This serum is definitely needed to help stave off dry skin, wrinkles and fine lines and dehydration. My skin still looks good after using this serum for two months now, I use it only at night but I have never had such glowing skin before.

Pevonia Stem Cell Phyto Elite Cream_thumb[1]And finally, the Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Intensive Cream is the piece de resistance. This is the powerhouse product of the line that has all of the right ingredients and is the first line of defense against the ravages of time. Use daily to keep skin looking young and fresh. This cream is great for dry, mature, normal and combination skins. It contains squalane and collagen to smooth the skin, glycerin for moisture, Royal Jelly to treat signs of aging and sodium hyaluronate to draw moisture to the skin. This cream reduces fines lines, wrinkles, smooth skin, brightens the complexion and makes skin look much younger. Used in conjunction with the Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Serum, my skin looks like that of a young 30 year old! The one line that I was battling around my mouth is completely gone and the ones around my eye are gone too. My skin feels soft as a baby’s bottom and has a wonderful glow about it. Only a little bit of the cream is needed, so this will definitely last a long while. 

(after using Pevonia Stem Cell Phyto-Elite Intensive Line for two months, skin has been moisturized which is why it looks shiny).
 Above you can see how the small furrow lines between my brows are gone. Those were just starting to form. Hyperpigmentation is decreased too. This line definitely works. I am putting myself out here without makeup to show you that the line makes skin look incredibly good in a short amount of time.

See my review of these products here: http://bit.ly/1t6FopA. Join the Pevonia Life Advocate program here: http://bit.ly/1DEambG. Purchase Pevonia at salons and spas nationwide or on www.pevonia.com. Like Pevonia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pevonia; Follow Pevonia on Twitter: @pevonia; Follow Pevonia on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pevonia/ and Subscribe to Pevonia on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/pevonia.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie


(These items were sent for consideration)

Olay Honored With The Skin Sense Award At 2014 Skin Cancer Foundation Gala #Olay #SkinCancerFoundation

Powerful Campaign Recognized for Strides Around Skin Cancer Prevention

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Olay, the world's number one female facial skincare brand, was recognized last evening at The Skin Cancer Foundation Gala for their recent skin cancer education campaign. Through the stories of skin cancer survivors, Olay educated women about daily sun protection by stressing the importance of wearing a facial moisturizer with a minimum SPF 15 every day. The powerful message of the campaign has been seen more than two billion times.
"We are so grateful to The Skin Cancer Foundation for recognizing Olay with the Skin Sense Award," said Lela Coffey, Brand Director, North America Olay at Procter & Gamble. "Our mission is to empower women everywhere to never settle and to be their best beautiful. We recognize we have not only the opportunity, but responsibility to continue a dialogue around skin cancer prevention, which we will do through joint efforts with The Skin Cancer Foundation." 
Hillary Fogelson, a four-time survivor, who served as the face of the campaign, shared her incredible story and easy tips for daily protection. "Sun protection doesn't need to be complicated, it just needs to be consistent," Fogelson advised throughout the campaign.
The goal of the campaign, along with the brand's work with The Skin Cancer Foundation, is to reduce the incidence of skin cancer. In the United States, more than five million skin cancer cases are treated every year. Olay embarked on this mission to affect change that hinged on not only educating women, but also providing them with the products to care for their skin. Olay did this by reinforcing the message that sunscreen should not be restricted to only the beach or pool – it must be applied daily. 
Women should not have to choose between beauty and UV protection. Olay sun offerings, including Total Effects Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30, feature SolaSheer Technology, which combines Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection with proven moisturizing agents to protect and nourish skin.  
Lela Coffey and Hillary Fogelson were present last night along with Dr. Perry Robins, President and Founder of The Skin Cancer Foundation, to present Olay with the Skin Sense Award.
For more information on the Olay campaign, visit olaystories.com.  
About Olay Olay is a worldwide leader in skin care and has been trusted by women for over 60 years. Olay continues to hold to the philosophy it was founded on: to maintain a deep understanding of women's changing needs and to combine products that fit their needs with the latest advances in skin care technology. The end result—superior product performance women have come to expect from Olay. It brings healthy, beautiful skin to more than 80 million women on five continents.
About Procter & Gamble P&G serves nearly five billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella® and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.
About The Skin Cancer FoundationThe Skin Cancer Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research. Since its inception in 1979, the Foundation has recommended following a complete sun protection regimen that includes seeking shade and covering up with clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses, in addition to daily sunscreen use. For more information, visit SkinCancer.org.

Healthy Skin Portal Publishes Article about Resveratrol's Ability to Fight Acne #resveratrol #acne #HealthySkinPortal

Healthy Skin Portal published an article about a recent study that found that combining resveratrol with benzoyl peroxide could improve the acne medication's ability to fight acne-causing bacteria and create new skincare treatments.
Published in the journal Dermatology and Therapy, the study discovered that the combination of resveratrol and benzoyl peroxide attacked acne bacteria in different ways. While resveratrol helped stop the formation of free radicals, which damage cells and tissue, benzoyl peroxide created free radicals that kill acne bacteria.
To learn more about the study, read the article here:

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