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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review: FAT Hair Amplifying Hair Spray #FATHair

FAT Hair Amplifying Hair Spray

FAT Hair has a new Advanced Repair Formula for their Amplifying Hair Spray. This formula adds extra volume, fullness and shine all while repairing hair. It also restores limp, damaged and dry hair into beautiful, healthy voluptuous hair. The unique formula lets your style stay all day long. Hair can be brushed out for easy re-styling. Hair also stays soft for touchable hold. FAT Hair has an exclusive Amplifying blend of protein extract, inositol and taurine that repairs limp damaged hair and gives it fuller, shinier and healthier looking style. This hair spray also comes in a smaller, more convenient travel size.

I think this hair spray is great. It does actually allow hair to hold a style all day long, all while keeping hair soft and allowing for movement. It eliminates “helmet hair”. I love to have hair with great volume and this does exactly what it says it will do. Now, does it really actually repair hair? That is something I am not sure about, but it does a good job of actually leaving my hair with great hold and I am happy about that, so I give it a thumbs up. If it does more than that then that is icing on the cake.

It comes in a 10 oz./283 g spray bottle for $11.99. and is available from www.fathairstore.com, Wal-Mart and mass market retailers around the country. Like FAT Hair on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FatHair.hoyu; Follow FAT Hair on Twitter: @FatHairOfficial and Subscribe to FAT Hair on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FatHairOfficial.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Algenist's GENIUS Deal on QVC #Algenist #QVC

Algenist Skincare invites you to discover the genius of Microalgae with their special, one-time deal with QVC’s Today’s Special Value this Friday, September 19th. The “GENIUS Advanced Anti-Aging Power Duo,” composed of two of the brand’s newest and most coveted formulas, will be featured for 40% off!

The duo of first-of-its kind creams are part of the GENIUS range, which combines Alguronic Acid and the genius of Microalgae Oil to address the most accelerated signs of aging while nourishing, firming and smoothing the skin. This Friday (and this Friday only!) they will sell for $110  - a $182 value!

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91% of users agreed that the signs of aging in key regions of the eye area appeared reduced in 28 days

95% of users reported that their skin appears firmer and elasticity bounce and suppleness appear restored in 28 days

*Results obtained following a consumer survey of 100 women using the product twice daily. Individual results may vary.

The Algenist GENIUS Advanced Anti-Aging Power Duo includes:

· Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream (0.5oz)

o This powerful formula combines Alguronic Acid—a patented antiaging breakthrough—with a new source of nourishing oil, Microalgae Oil, and a plant-based collagen. This potent fusion helps restore skin resiliency and elasticity, delivering a firmer, tighter, more toned appearance. It strengthens the most fragile skin texture, softens facial contours, visibly minimizes fine lines and deep wrinkles, and unveils skin’s youthful radiance.

· Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream (2oz)

o A rich, unique eye cream that addresses advanced antiaging concerns for visible results in as little as 10 days. With Persian silk tree extract to visibly firm the upper eyelid area for a 360° eye care solution, this formula visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin luminosity instantly. Skin is left nourished, smooth, and younger-looking.

Those interested can TUNE IN at 12am, 10am and 1pm EST this Friday or visit QVC.com.


Review: REN Clean Skincare V-Cense Youth Vitality Day Cream and Rose O12 Moisture Defense Oil #REN

REN Clean Skincare is a company that offers healthier skincare products to help make skin look younger longer. They have a philosophy that can be summed up in three words: Performance, Purity and Pleasure. The Performance aspect of their skincare line offers exceptional groundbreaking product formulas, the latest in hi-tech actives, rigorous product testing and clinically proven results. The Purity aspect of their products is that they only use 100% plant and mineral derived actives and their products are free from synthetic ingredients that are not friendly to the skin. REN is free from synthetic fragrance, mineral oil, petrolatum, sulfates, synthetic colors, animal ingredients and parabens. REN products do not contains any potential irritants such as glycols, diglycols such as propylene glycol, PEGs, PPGs, urea, PABA, synthetic sunscreens, synthetic AHAs/BHAs etc. Finally, the Pleasure aspect of their products is that they believe the texture, fragrance and experience of using REN can make the world a slightly nicer place to be in and make people feel slightly nicer. Since their launch in 2000, the company has become a cult favorite among beauty editors and consumers. 

V-Cense Youth Vitality Day Cream 50 mL $50.00
REN Skincare V-Cense Youth Vitality Day Cream
This cream prevents and minimizes the signs of premature aging. It has a complex of actives that intensely hydrates the skin, nourishes, protects against free radical damage,  protects against pollution and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. It does this all while boosting skin energy and elasticity. Imperfections are reduced. Skin is hydrated, protected and glowing. Prevents the appearance of premature of aging. Vitamin C from Calabrian Oranges boosts collagen formulation to lift and firm the skin. Frankincense and Boswellic Acid help to relax facial muscles to smooth away expression lines and wrinkles. Tocotrienols from Arctic Cranberry Seed Oil protect against free radicals and UV induced damage. There is also some lactic acid to help exfoliate skin. Carrot root extract and carrot seed oil are included to rejuvenate skin, reducing imperfections and making it glow. The primary ingredient in most creams is usually water, but in this one it is Rosa Damascena Flower Water or Damask Rose Water. This comes from Bulgarian roses and it helps to hydrate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple.

I love this cream so much. It makes a great moisturizer, and helps to give skin a beautiful glow. The actives in this cream are good for anti-aging purposes and will be good for anyone looking to help prevent aging skin. The only thing I could say about this cream is that it does not have a sunscreen in it. Now, I know that REN Clean Skincare do not use synthetic sunscreens in their skincare but I think they could have added an mineral sunscreen in this. That would have made it the perfect product for me. I firmly believe that any anti-aging day cream should have a sunscreen in it. Sun damage it the primary reason for aging. 

Rose O12 Moisture Defense Oil 30 mL $80.00

REN Skincare Rose O12 Moisture Defense Oil
This is an ultra-moisturizing oil that is formulated to help dry and dehydrated skin. It locks in moisture and restores softness, comfort and radiance. By restoring moisture it plumps up the skin. Skin appears renewed, glowing and healthy looking. It protects against free radicals to combat against the signs of premature aging. Radiance is restored, skin is more elastic. This oil contains ceramides from Carthame Oil. It also contains Phospholipids from Soybeans and Essential Fatty Acids from Seabuckthorn Berry Oil. Rosehip Seed Oil helps to repair skin. Octacosenoic Acid from Ximenia Oil locks moisture into the skin to help restore skin’s softness, elasticity and comfort. Tocotrienols from Cranberry Seed Oil help to protect against premature aging and oxidative damage.

Ingredients such as Rice Germ Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Macademia Ternifolia Seed Oil and Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil keep skin feeling soft and looking younger. It also contains Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, which is a powerful oil that can help to refine skin texture, soften skin, keep skin moisturized, hydrate the skin and can calm and soothe the skin. Rose oil has been known to also be quite healing to the skin too. This oil has even been known to treat acne.
I have used this oil for more than a month and have been very happy with how much softer my skin has become. My skin has also become more supple. Since I use alpha-hydroxy acids on my skin too I tend to become a little dehydrated and using this has helped it keep more hydrated. Facial oils are great for any skin type, including oily skins. I would recommend this for any skin type as it is helpful for basic skin needs.

REN Clean Skincare is a great line that relies on nature to provide what skin needs. They have products for any skincare need, such as anti-aging, blemish prone, dry skin and even sensitive skin. The products are free of any irritants, synthetics and are made with natural ingredients that are friendly to the skin. I like the results that I received with each of the products I tried out. REN Clean Skincare is available from www.renskincare.com, www.sephora.com and SEPHORA stores. The products are now available in various department stores, pharmacies and spas in over 50 countries around the world. Like REN Clean Skincare on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Renskincare; Follow REN Clean Skincare on Twitter: @RENSkincare; Follow REN Clean Skincare on Instagram: http://instagram.com/RENSkincare and Subscribe to REN Clean Skincare on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RENskincare.
Until Next Time~

 Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These items were sent for consideration)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Review: Solemates High Heelers High Heel Savers! #Solemates

Usually I reserve my reviews for beauty items. However, sometimes I do venture into lifestyle reviews if it is an interesting product that I do believe is worth my time. Solemates High Heelers is one of those items. This is a unique little gem that fits onto the sole of a high heel and will prevent it from sinking into the grass. It can also be used on cobblestones, antique floors, wooden decks, grates or bricks. It helps to stabilize the heel and keep it clean and neat. 

What is so great about this little wonder is that it works! What a wonderful way to prevent damage and dirt from ruining an expensive pair of shoes! I found these little wonders to be great at preventing my heels from getting dirty when the ground was soft. I used them on a pair of heels when I went to an outdoor dinner in Greece. Luckily I had them on hand. You never know when you are going to need a product like this. I think these are a great little invention! 

To use Solemates High Heelers simply cross your legs, stabilize your high heel with one hand. Then slip one on to the shoe with the word Solemates facing the back of the heel. Press heel down to secure into place. The Solemates High Heelers come in three sizes: Narrow (to fit skinnier high heels) that are 6-8 mm or around 1/4 in”; Classic (most heel sizes) that are around 8-11 mm or around 3/8 in”; and Wide (or fits slightly larger heels) that are around 11-14 mm or are about 1/2 in”. I love the fact that they come in three different sizes.

Solemates High Heelers sell for $9.95 per pair. They come in Clear, Silver, Black and Gold colors. You can get a Complete Collection, 3 pairs of all three sizes for $25.00. Or, get an Assorted Pack of 6 pairs/ 3 sizes for $50.00. The Master Pack has the entire collection of all the colors and sizes for $100.00. Get FREE SHIPPING when you spend $25.00. 

Never get caught unprepared for a wedding, Solemates has created a S.O.S. Wedding Rescue Kit ($19.95) that contains everything you will need for a wedding: One Pair of Solemates, Advil, Antacid, Blistex, Bobby Pins, Safety Pins, Bandage, Ear Plugs, Elastic Hair Band, Nail File, Comb, Tissues, Sewing Kit, Shout Wipe, Tampax Tampon, Breath Mints and Floss. They have also created a great S.O.S. Shoe Rescue Kit ($19.95) that you can keep in your purse for emergencies that will help you just in case you need help with those unpredictable heels! It contains the following: One Pair of Solemates, Nail Clipper & File, Peppermint, Foot Wipe, Bandages (2), Shoe Cleansing Wipe, Nail Polish Remover Wipe, Ball of Foot Cushions (2), Anti-Skid Pads (2) and Heel Gel Cushions (2).

Solemates High Heelers may be purchased from www.thesolemates.com. Like Solemates High Heelers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Solemates?ref=ts; Follow Solemates High Heelers on Twitter: @thesolemates; Follow Solemates High Heelers on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/solemates/; Follow Solemates High Heelers on Instagram: http://www.pinterest.com/solemates/ and Follow Solemates High Heelers on Google+: https://plus.google.com/101687258013641814067/posts.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)

Shiseido Supports Breast Cancer Awareness #Shiseido #BCA


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Give Back With Shiseido

In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Shiseido Donates Five Dollars for Every Lacquer Rouge in Dollface

For the eighth consecutive year, Shiseido Cosmetics America will partner with Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) to support their philanthropic arm, Cancer and Careers. By donating $5 for every Lacquer Rouge in Dollface (PK430) sold in stores and online throughout the month of October, Shiseido will give back to the non-profit organization dedicated to supporting working people living with cancer.  

Created by Artistic Director Dick Page, Shiseido’s bright pink Lacquer Rouge in Dollface (PK430) is a rich liquid lip color that delivers lacquer-like shine in just one coat. Inspired by Japanese lacquer artistry, this 9,000-year old technique delivers exceptional lustrous shine and an almost wet-looking finish to a wide variety of pieces, called “lacquerware.” 

According to Dick, “the collection is about a speedy glamour. The simplicity of a lip gloss married to the intensity of a lipstick, a deep pigment and rich color payoff, and long-lasting shine and gloss. Lacquer Rouge in Dollface (PK430) is a dramatic, vivid pink with a powerfully stylish presence.”

Lacquer Rouge in Dollface (PK430) can be purchased at select stores and online at www.shiseido.com for $25.

image002About Shiseido

Shiseido was founded in 1872 as the first Western-style pharmacy in Japan. The business gradually evolved into a cosmetics company, offering people the most advanced technology and the finest aesthetics available in the East or the West.  Now known globally as the premier cosmetics company with roots in Japan, the name Shiseido has come to represent the world’s highest standards of quality. Shiseido’s global selection of skincare, makeup and fragrance includes a high-performance category for special skin care, and a brightening line. Shiseido also offers body care, suncare and a skincare line for men. Fiercely contemporary and innovative after 140 years in business, Shiseido is sold in 89 countries and regions. For more information, please visit www.shiseido.com, Facebook.com/Shiseido and Pinterest.com/Shiseido.

About Cancer and Careers

Cancer and Careers' mission is to empower and educate people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. To learn more visit www.cancerandcareers.org.


Purchase Lacquer Rouge in Dollface today and you will be giving back to Breast Cancer Awareness!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Compact Foundation #Shiseido

shiseido sheer and perfect compact foundation
The new compact foundation from Shiseido provides perfect coverage in a sheer formula. It evens out skin tone and gives skin a glowing finish that lasts all day long. It is airy light with a smooth texture that feels smooth. Skin ends up without any stickiness or shine to it. The Sheer and Perfect Compact Foundation is formulated with the Shiseido exclusive Reflect and Fit Powder to target and visibly correct acne marks, dullness, dark circles and prominent pores. The formula is also non-comedogenic. It has been dermatologist tested. Apply with the provided puff or a brush for best results. 

Personally, I think this powder foundation is one of the best powder foundations I have ever tried. The coverage is phenomenal and it is amazing. Just great! It goes on so sheer but leaves skin looking like there are no flaws at all. That is why it is called Sheer and Perfect. Shiseido has done it again with their flawless foundation technology. I have quickly become a fan of their foundations. When they say they are going to provide beautiful coverage, they do provide it. 

Sheer and Perfect Compact Foundation comes in 18 shades. The lightest shade is Very Light Ivory (perfect for me, who is always looking for a light shade of foundation) to Very Rich Brown. The foundation itself is $30.00 and the case is $8.50. It is a refillable case, so you can be sure that you will be able to use it many times. The sponge puff is $6.00. I personally think you get better coverage with a brush. 

Sheer and Perfect Compact Foundation is available from www.shiseido.com, www.sephora,com, www.nordstrom.com, www.neimanmarcus.com, and anywhere Shiseido is sold. Like Shiseido on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shiseido; Follow Shiseido on Twitter: @shiseidoworld; Follow Shiseido on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/shiseido/; Subscribe to Shiseido on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/shiseidousa and Follow Shiseido on Instagram: http://instagram.com/shiseido#.
Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)

Review: NEW Shades of Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio #Shiseido

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This Fall, Shiseido has come out with three new Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trios. I was able to try out two of them and can say with certainty that they are extremely beautiful. The two that I tried, OR 316 and BL 215, I actually mixed together to come out with an eye look that I think looked very pretty. The shadows are very pigmented, have little to no fallout and go on smoothly. I especially love the bold look of the OR 316 trio, which has the perfect shades for Fall. The shades in the BL 215 trio are ethereal and perfect for highlighting the eyes on their own or mixing with the OR 316 trio.

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Shiseido Luminizing Eye Color Trios are $33.00 and are available from www.shiseido.com and where Shiseido is sold (www.sephora.com, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, etc.) Like Shiseido on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shiseido; Follow Shiseido on Twitter: @shiseidoworld; Follow Shiseido on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/shiseido/; Subscribe to Shiseido on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/shiseidousa and Follow Shiseido on Instagram: http://instagram.com/shiseido#.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These items were sent for consideration)

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