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Thursday, May 26, 2016

butterLONDON Memorial Day Discount

butter LONDON Memorial Day Discount Code 


Best part about Memorial Day – the sales! butter LONDON, the prestige colour cosmetics and nail brand, is offering their loyal fans 30% off ON Memorial Day, on their website, www.butterLONDON.comUsing discount code: MemorialDay2016









L’OCCITANE x The Gansevoort Team Up For the Ultimate Summer Getaway!

Packing for memorial weekend? Here’s one task on your to-do list you don’t want to miss.

From 5/25 -5/31 your readers can enter to win a luxurious getaway in NYC sponsored by L’Occitane. One lucky winner, chosen the first week of June will receive round trip airfare for two, a two-night stay the Gansevoort hotel and a $500 L’Occitane shopping spree.

All you have to do is sign up at this link, entering your name and email address.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Father's Day: Men's Fragrances That He Definitely Will Want

(product photos from various sources on the internet)


Eau de LaCoste L.12.12 Energized presents a new limited edition scent to tribute their sporting heritage and the passion for the game. It holds fiery ginger, cool mint notes and a add a crisp energetic freshness to cedar leaf and citrus, The striking top notes complement the purity of Eau de LaCoste L.12.12 Blanc's essence at the masculine floral heart of natural tuberose. Energized is the essence of beautiful emotions sport stirs in those who live for the game: the pride of a cheering for a team and the joy of belonging wholeheartedly to a nation. Available on www.lacoste.com this June. Now available on www.macys.com

Tommy Bahama wants you to set sail on a voyage of invigorating scents with this 3.4 oz. cologne spray. Available only through Tommy Bahama, it opens with a zesty top not of kaffir lime, mandarin and starfruit. Cedarwood, watery accord and sea salt follow. It is finished by dry notes of driftwood, ambergris and creamy musk. The fragrance is a bold, inviting option for any island sophisticate. My husband loves this one more than any other because it is sophisticated, light, airy and great for any person. This is a fragrance for any man.

This cologne was inspired by the modern day gentleman. The scent captures the essence of the Mediterranean and masculinity. It is crafted with fresh top notes of Citrus and Mint, rounded out by a refined, peppery mix of Bourbon and Saffron, and a heart of earthy Patchouli and Cedarwood. Echoing the ethos of the Eterno man, the packaging of the fragrance is both bold and confident. Sealed with the Vince Camuto crest medallion, representing the brand's commitment to excellence, enduring strength and family heritage. My husband I both like this cologne. It is for a nice day or a nice gentleman or sure. It definitely screams "money", and "living in a nice place in Italy". This is the cologne you leave for special occasions. That is okay. I have perfumes I use only on special occasions too. 

Hugo Boss The Scent 100 mL. $85.00

Hugo Boss The Scent boasts an exlusive ingredient from Africa: The aphrodisiac Maninka fruit, evocative of passionfruit and rum. However, the Maninka also evokes something deeper and more profound, the tug of desiere and the pull of memory. Set on a virile leather base, its effect is potent, original and never to be forgotten. Hugo Boss The Scent is available excusively at www.macys.com and on www.hugoboss.com and retails for $85.00 per 100 mL. 

These are the four recommendations I have for you for cologne for Father's Day. They all have the same things in common: 

  • they run about the same price
  • they are all citrus based
  • they are all nice and light.
 Dad won't be disappointed with any of these, trust me.

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
(These were sent for consideration)

Review: Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer #GlycolicAcid #GlycolicMoisturizer #Exuviance #Skincare

(product photo courtesy of www.brandbacker.com)

EXUVIANCE®, was created by Drs. Van Scott and Yu. They were widely regarded leaders in the field of cosmetic dermatology. They discovered the anti-aging benefits of Glycolic Acid and created and patented the first Glycolic Peel. Since that ground-breaking discovery, the creators of Exuviance have continued to develop many new patented anti-aging ingredients backed by evidence from numerous scientific and clinical studies. Their formulas are expertly developed to visibly transform skin by combining their patented innovations with the best, state of the art technologies available in dermatology today. 

Glycolic Acid is frequently found on editor must-haves for its anti-aging beauty routines. And for a very good reason. This Alpha Hydroxy Acid readily absorbs into the skin, exfoliating to increase cell turnover and to remove dead, dull and to enhance surface cells for a fresher appearance. Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer captures the power of a 10% Glycolic Acid and delivers its optimal anti-aging efficacy with minimal irritation. This dermatologist developed day fluid was created by the originators of the Glycolic Peel. 

What does it do? The Glycolic Acid helps collagen to begin production and to smooth texture and help firm fine lines and wrinkles. It exfoliates and lightly hydrates every day to dramatically improve the appearance of the skin, revealing smooth, radiant skin. It is recommended for normal to combination skins, oilier skins need something less heavy and drier skins need something heavier.  

What are the benefits of a product like this? Exuviance Glycolic Expert Moisturizer is a dermatologist developed day fluid that delivers optimal anti-aging efficacy with minimum irritation, At the skin's surface, the formula exfoliates and lightly hydrates the skin every day to dramatically improve the overall appearance of the skin. Skin is left smooth, fresh and radiant. Glycolic Acid and collagen help to form  a highly effective weapon against the signs of aging. Collagen is stimulated to be produced,  crepe like lines are smoothed away, and wrinkles are gone. It is fragrance-free, dye-free, paraben-free, oil-free, non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic. 

To use: Gently smooth over cleansed face and neck. Daily use of sunscreen or sun avoidance is recommended with use of this AHA product and for up to one week afterwards, to minimize the risk of sun sensitivity/sunburn. Can also be used at nighttime.

Personally, I adore this moisturizer. It really does a good job of exfoliating the skin, helping with signs of anti-aging (wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun damage, dark circles, uneven skin tone, rough and bumpy skin and uneven skin texture). The 10% Glycolic Acid is the amount that most people can tolerate pretty well. It stings when first applied but that dissipates fairly quickly. Then it sinks in and stays there all night (I use it at night), underneath my Retinol 1%. I like to do the extra strong stuff. 

Exuvaince Glycolic Expert Moisturizer comes in a 1.7 fl.oz./50 mL bottle and retails for $45.00. It is available at www.exuviance.com Exuviance is one of the brands that is under the NeoStrata Skincare company. Like NeoStrata on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeoStrataCompany; Follow NeoStrata on Twitter: @neostrataskin; Follow NeoStrata on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/neostrata/; Follow Exuviance on Instagram: https://instagram.com/exuviance/; Follow NeoStrata on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf_jdb_vpqIWkgUcNRHIWIA; Follow NeoStrata on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NeostrataIncPrinceton.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent by NeoStrata via Brandbacker)


Flying This Summer? Here is what you should take!

(all available at VIOLET GREY and approved by the Violet Code)

·         IN YOUR CARRY-ON:Tatcha Indigo hand cream, a travel-size dry shampoo from Moroccanoil to freshen up, plus some organic nuts in case I need a snack. I’ll do a quick spritz with the travel-size Caudalie Beauty Elixir for a fast refresh.”

·         IN YOUR SUITCASE: “Although I’ve been loyal to my current skincare routine, I have some warm-weather essentials that are absolutely necessary: Soleil Toujours sunscreen spray and Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection SPF 45 for safe sunning, James Read Sleep Mask and Wash Off Tan for added color, Dr. Macrene’s Neck and Decolletage Treatment, May Lindstrom’s Jasmine Botanical Mist, After Sun Milk from Moroccanoil to use post beach, and Rosie for Autograph Shimmer Body Oil to add some glow to my exposed limbs.”


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

glo minerals Joins PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies Program


 glo minerals is proud to announce its partnership with PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies Program. The Denver-based cosmetic company's skin nourishing mineral makeup has always been talc-free and paraben-free and is now officially cruelty-free and worthy of displaying PETA's cruelty-free bunny logo.
With compassion for all animals, glo minerals has vowed to not test products on animals, not use ingredients tested on animals, and not sell into markets that require animal testing by joining PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies Program. The ultimate resource for conscientious shoppers, PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies Program make it easy for consumers to learn which companies and products are cruelty-free.
glo minerals CEO, Jerald Wenker states, "glo is committed to responsible behavior, holding true to the highest values and ethical standards in everything we do. Our Corporate Social Responsibility policy transcends those directly employed by glo, reaching through our supply chain to validate the values and standards of our vendor partners. Our PETA Cruelty-Free achievement for glo minerals reflects this commitment to holding ourselves to a higher standard."
To learn more about glo minerals and its pledge to helping consumers find the best products for their skin, visit www.gloprofessional.com. More information on PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies Program can be found at: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty/beauty-without-bunnies/ .
glo offers a systematic approach to beauty with personalized skincare solutions to enhance professional treatments and skin nourishing mineral makeup that covers, corrects and protects. glo minerals offers a mineral makeup system uniquely designed for skincare professionals and their clients. Our award winning non-comedogenic formulations deliver unsurpassed coverage and provide the ideal choice for even the most sensitive skin. Available at retailers nationwide and online at www.gloprofessional.com.

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