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Friday, February 5, 2016


A few weeks ago I wrote about this fabulous new skin exfoliation technique called DERMAFLASH. Well, it debuted on QVC on February 2nd and sold out in  minutes! Here is my review (http://bit.ly/1X8sCDE). Read below to see the news on DERMAFLASH!

DERMAFLASH, a revolutionary at-home professional quality skin exfoliation device, was fervently received by QVC viewers, selling out during its February 2 launch on the Find Show with Shawn Killinger.
"We are thrilled by DERMAFLASH's early success on QVC," says Founder Dara Levy. "I created DERMAFLASH to empower every woman to tackle problems like flaking, dull skin and peach fuzz at home. After years of development, it's an honor to bring the technology directly into consumers' homes. Healthy, glowing skin makes every woman feel beautiful."
Dara's debut appearance resulted in a substantial number of wait list orders. She is enthusiastically expected to return to the QVC airways immediately upon receipt of additional DERMAFLASH inventory.
Originally inspired by the in-spa only dermaplaning facial, DERMAFLASH uses a gentle sonic vibration to remove dead surface cells, vellus hair and built-up debris for fresh, luminous, younger-looking skin. The hand-held device sweeps away surface imperfections to create the perfect canvas for truly flawless skin care and makeup application.
Building upon its tremendous QVC success, Neiman Marcus will unveil DERMAFLASH later in February 2016.
"Our expansion into Neiman Marcus is extremely exciting for the continued growth of DERMAFLASH," says Dara. "Our goal is to make the spa experience and skincare outcomes accessible to all women, no matter their geographic location or schedule demands. Every woman can find 10 minutes a week to take care of her skin."
DERMAFLASH is designed specifically for the sensitive skin on a woman's face, allowing the user to glide its unique double sided edge in any direction, which makes it effortless to cover every contour of the face. In just 10 minutes a week, women can achieve and maintain silky smooth skin without the obligatory trip to the medspa or waxer.
DERMAFLASH is currently available at QVC, Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman and Dermaflash.com. Retail cost: $189. **Coming soon to select Neiman Marcus stores and NeimanMarcus.com.**

See DERMAFLASH in use here.

FLASH is a non-invasive at home exfoliating device, inspired by both the in-spa dermaplaning facial and the majesty of the hummingbird. The subtle sonic vibration gently mimics the flutter and vibration of the hummingbird's wings. The hummingbird is agile and glides effortlessly left, right, backwards and upside down, just like DERMAFLASH. www.dermaflash.com


Review: Le Mieux Eye & Lip Cream #EyeCream #LipCream #EyeandLipCream #skincare

(product photo courtesy of www.lemieux.com)

Le Mieux's Eye & Lip Cream is a rich, peptide infused cream that is perfect to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eye and lip area. This cream has been formulated to increase firmness in the eye area and improve elasticity. It looks iridescent because of a compound called “spin trap”, with its white color infused with ethereal colors of pink, blue and green, the unique 2-in1 deeply moisturizing Halolucent Crystal Matrix formula has potent anti-oxidant properties that help minimize the appearance of deep lines around the eyes and lips. This cream provides the ultimate in moisture for silky, smooth, skin around the eyes and lips. It contains kukui nut oil, ceramides and a rich, peptide-infused concentrate to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and lips. Apply a small amount to the finger and gently apply around the cleansed eye and lip area in a circular motion. Use twice daily for best results. Under makeup you will need to use less, as it is very rich and needs to definitely sink in more. Also, if wearing makeup make sure to avoid the lid area so as not to cause eyeshadow creasing. It can be used on dry, mature, normal or sensitive skins.

Le Mieux Eye & Lip Cream comes in a 0.5 fl.oz.. The 0.5 fl.oz size retails for $60.00. Le Mieux can be purchased online at www.artofskincare.com, www.myskincarebox.com, and www.skinperfector.com. Like Le Mieux on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeMieuxSkincare; Follow Le Mieux on Twitter: LeMieuxSkincare; Follow Le Mieux on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lemieuxcosmetics/; Follow Le Mieux on Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/lemieuxskincare/ and Subscribe to Le Mieux on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lemieuxcosmetics

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

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Review: NouriTress Perfect Hair Stimulating Scalp Shampoo & Perfect Hair Stop Shedding Protein Conditioner #NouriTress #Shampoo #Conditioner #HairTreatment #HairLoss #ItchyScalp #Dandruff

(product photos courtesy of www.nouritress.com)

NouriTress makes hair products for specific solutions. One of their products is for dry and itchy scalps, they also have a shampoo that removes DHT, which helps to improve hair growth and they have one that is completely sulfate free. And they also have products that are specifically sold at salons nationwide. Read on for my review of the two products I tried from their line.

NouriTress Perfect Hair Stimulating Scalp Shampoo 8 fl.oz./236 mL $13.95 

NouriTress Perfect Hair Stimulating Scalp Shampoo is perfect for all hair types. It is a treatment shampoo with a very unique therapeutic formula that is designed to deep cleanse the scalp and the hair. The formula is also designed to help increase blood circulation to the scalp, which helps increase and stimulate hair growth. The formula includes Tea Tree Oil to protect dry and itchy scalp problems that is normally associated with dandruff. it takes care of the scalp from the outside to insure an increase in hair growth. You will likely feel a tingle as your feel the formula working to rejuvenate the scalp. This shampoo also helps to prevent new dandruff from forming as it helps to treat dry and itchy scalp problems. It does contain menthol and camphor, which accounts for the tingle and nice “airy” feel as you are shampooing your hair. Camphor is a good ingredient to have in the shampoo as it is very healing to the skin. 

I don’t have a problem with itchy scalp or dandruff but my daughter does and she used this shampoo. She liked it very much. She found that it was on par or better than the drugstore brand that is very popular. It did leave her hair feeling better though, much softer and less itchy. It also got rid of the flakes better than the comparable drugstore brand. 

NouriTress Perfect Hair Stop Shedding Protein Conditioner 8 fl.oz./236 mL $13.95

Does your hair seem to be shedding, similar to that of an animal? Do you feel as if you are just losing too much more hair than normal? NouriTress Perfect Hair Stop Shedding Protein Conditioner is a great product for you then. It is normal for humans to lose about 70 hairs per day. As we lose hair our hair grows in too. Some people may lose more if they are stressed, ill or are taking medications that cause abnormal hair loss. What this product does is it seals the cuticle to immediately stop hair shedding. It also helps to reduces damage and breakage caused by chemicals. This is NOT a daily treatment. It should ONLY BE USED every 4-6 weeks. What it will do is to help stop shedding immediately and it seals and helps to repair the hair cuticle. 

To use this product: Apply the conditioner to the hair immediately after shampooing. Lather in and sit under the dryer for 10-15 minutes. Rinse the conditioner thoroughly from the hair and then apply NouriTress Moisturizing Vitamin Conditioner to the hair and let it sit for 10 minutes. After applying Stop Shedding Protein Conditioner the hair will become hard. DO NOT comb the hair. Only rinse the hair and then apply the NouriTress Moisturizing Vitamin Conditioner or Stimulating Scalp Conditioner to soften the hair. If a hair steamer is available, give yourself a Steam Hydration Treatment after the Stop Shedding Protein Treatment
This kind of treatment is usually more of a salon treatment, but it can be used at home too. I tried it because I always feel like I am losing too much hair. There is red hair all over my bathroom and house it seems! So I tried it and I did not have the recommended conditioners so I tried it with one of my own conditioners. It worked out quite well and I did notice that I was not losing as much hair as I usually do. I only tried one treatment so far and it is still lasting even after 2 weeks. I am not sure if it will last 4-6 weeks but I am happy with the results I have so far. 
NouriTress products are available online at www.nouritress.com or at a store near you: http://www.nouritress.com/StoreLocator/index.php. Like NouriTress on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NouriTress-Perfect-Hair-Products/64345109868; Follow NouriTress on Twitter: @nouritress; Follow NouriTress on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nouritress/; Follow NouriTress on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nouritress/ and Subscribe to NouriTress on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/nouritress
Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
(These items were sent for consideration)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Review: Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 #Shiseido #SynchroSkin #Foundation

(product photo courtesy of www.shiseido.com)

Some of you may know me as the “foundation queen”. I have hundreds of foundations because I have been searching for just the “right one”. It is because I am crazed. In my crazed beauty quest I am obsessed with finding the perfect foundation. It may not even exist. I love foundation. It is the base in which we set all the rest of our makeup. The basis for which our face shows itself to the world. Good skin shows up looking amazing through the right foundation and well, bad skin can only look so good in any foundation. It is important to take care of your skin because makeup can only hide so much. Foundation is a very important step in the makeup process. 

I am extremely pale, so pale that finding the perfect shade of foundation is almost impossible for me. I go around daily with this yellow face and white neck. Yes. I dislike it. I try to mask it with powder but there is only so much that powder can do. I have pretty good skin and really do not need foundation to the extent that I only wear it to cover up my freckles. I like to have a porcelain finish. 

Today I want to talk about Shiseido’s new foundation, Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20. This foundation is new for spring. It is oil-free with a broad spectrum SPF 20 that comes from Octinoxate 2.9% and Titanium Dioxide 2.4%. The Octinoxate is a chemical sunscreen while the Titanium Dioxide is a mineral sunscreen. If you are sensitive to chemical sunscreens, this foundation will not be good for you. However, it is good that this foundation has at least a broad spectrum sunscreen that works to deflect UVA/UVB rays. 

It is a long-lasting foundation that beautifully enhances the complexion. Skin’s clarity is maintained while preventing shine, creasing and fading is prevented all day long. It is flawlessly undetectable and looks better than bare skin alone. The innovative formula has medium, buildable coverage with a matte, natural finish that feels airy and silky on the skin. It has been formulated with Advanced Sensing Technology that creates a dynamic synchronization with the condition of your skin for a beautiful look. Mother of Thyme Extract helps to prevent skin damage that is caused by oxidation*. St. John’s Wort Extract helps to prevent roughness of the skin*. It comes in 11 shades: (N1) Neutral 1, (N2) Neutral 2, (N3) Neutral 3, (N4) Neutral 4, (R2) Rose 2, (R3) Rose 3, (R4) Rose 4, (G2) Golden 2, (G3) Golden 3, (G4) Golden 4 and (G5) Golden 5. This foundation is noncomedogenic and has been dermatologist tested. 

The best way to use this foundation is to shake well before use and apply after using skincare regimen. Smooth on evenly from the center of the face outward and build to your desired coverage with additional layers. I have tried using this two ways: with a beautyblender and with a foundation brush. Either way works very well. I think that the foundation brush worked great but the beautyblender also did a fabulous job. It all depends on how you like your coverage. The foundation brush will give your fuller coverage immediately and the sponge will have you build up the layers.

 (above: N1 Neutral on top and R2 Rose 2 on the bottom)

I tried two colors of the foundation: N1 Neutral 1 and R2 Rose 2. Both shades looked pretty good on my skin. I am lucky enough that I can wear neutrals and cool tones equally well. I can also wear warm tones but the foundation has to be very light. My base skin tone is neutral. The N1 Neutral 1 looked very good on my skin, melding well with my skin. Thankfully it did not look like I had a orangey-yellow face and white neck while wearing this foundation. The same can be said of R2 Rose 2. This shade is a cooler shade but is still very light. My skin did look a bit more pink while wearing this foundation. What I like about this foundation is that it is a long-lasting foundation. It lasts all day long on the skin, has medium to full buildable coverage and makes skin look fantastic. This foundation covers well, has a matte finish that you really don’t even need powder for and looks amazing on the skin. It is definitely a keeper. See below for photos of N1 Neutral 1 and R2 Rose 2 on my face. It does not look like a mask or anything, but a very natural look.

Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 retails for $45.00 (1 f.oz./30 mL) and can be purchased online at www.shiseido.com, www.bloomingdales.com, www.sephora.com, www.macys,com, and www.nordstrom.com. It can also be purchased at Shiseido counters at the brick and mortar stores of these stores listed above. 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 sent for consideration)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review: Garnier SkinActive Micellar All-In-1 Makeup Remover & Cleansing Water #Garnier #MicellarCleansingWater #facialcleanser #cleanser

(product photo courtesy of www.garnierusa.com)

The other day I did a review of the Waterproof Micellar Cleansing Water. This time around I am doing a review of the regular Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser. This one is not a bi-phase cleanser like the waterproof one. Also, it does not contain any alcohol, oil or fragrance. It is a very powerful cleanser though. It takes off dirt, grime, sebum, makeup and oil all in one fell swoop. And it remains gentle to the skin. It cleanses and refreshes in one step. This multipurpose cleanser contains Micellar technology. Like tiny magnets, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without any harsh rubbing of the skin. This leaves nothing but perfectly clean, hydrated and refreshed skin behind without it being over-drying. This cleanser is surprisingly powerful yet gentle to the skin. The Micelles capture all of the makeup, dirt, oil and daily grime without any harshness that some other cleansers can have. They leave the skin feeling clean, fresh and ready to start the nightly process of serums and creams. 

It can be used on the face, lips and eyes without any problems at all. I use one cotton pad for the eyes and another for the rest of the face. My makeup comes off in two whole cotton pads. And I use a lot of makeup too! I make sure that all of my makeup is gone, so that I don’t have any remnants around to clog up my pores overnight. After I use this type of a cleanser I do use a toner though, just to refresh the skin and get any residue that might be hanging around. 

This is a great cleanser. It does a really good job of removing makeup, oil, dirt and grime without being harsh on the skin. For me, the Waterproof Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser (http://bit.ly/23IOABu) is my favorite of the two cleansers, mainly because it does a better job of removing eye makeup. But in reality, they are both excellent cleansers. The Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser does do a very good job of removing eye makeup, but I have a tendency to wear a lot of eye makeup and it is harder to get it off with this cleanser. However, facial makeup comes off quite well with both cleansers. It takes off lipstick well too. I really like that these cleansers leave skin feeling so fresh and cleansed well. I mean skin feels clean and fresh, as if you just used a regular cleanser on it. Skin also does not feel dry after using this. For those of use with normal to dry skin, this is a huge plus. My skin has a tendency to feel dry in winter and I like cleansers that make my skin feel soft and hydrated after using them. This does just that. Another plus is that this cleanser comes in a HUGE bottle. It will last a long time. It really only needs to be used at night to take off makeup, and you can use another cleanser in the morning, one that helps to cleanse the skin from the residue that is left on the skin after the night. 

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser retails for $8.99 (13.5 fl.oz./400 mL) and can be purchased online at www.garnierusa.com, www.drugstore.com, www.amazon.com and www.walmart.com. This product can also be purchased at Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS and Wal-Mart stores. Like Garnier on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garnierusa; Follow Garnier on Twitter: @garnierUSA; Follow Garnier on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/garnierusa/; Follow Garnier on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garnierusa/; Subscribe to Garnier on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GarnierUSA and Follow Garnier on Google+: https://plus.google.com/s/garnierus/top.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)

CONTEST:Get Your Loved One a Glamulet Charm This Valentine's Day #Glamulet #ValentinesDay #love #charms #GlamuletValentinesDIYCharms

The Charms Brand Glamulet was launched in 2014 to offer to every woman a new range of trendy and elegant quality jewelry at an affordable price. We believe that every woman should be allowed to express herself and to feel pretty. We design glamorous Charms and Bracelets and we use quality materials to manufacture them. Each woman can mix and match the Charms to create her own Bracelet. 

Create an original content about Glamulet's Valentine DIY Contest. Go to Glamulet's DIY Page and unleash your creativity!  You can mix and match the charms according to your personal preferences.

Share your unique charm set in your social pages and get as many votes as you can for your design. Follow the 3 easy steps below to win your special charm:

Here are 3 easy steps for readers to win the special charm:
1) Register (https://www.glamulet.com/customer/account/login/)
2) Click and design your own charm (http://www.glamulet.com/bb-win-free-diy-charms-valentines-2016)
3) Promote your own design through your Facebook page and other social media (http://www.glamulet.com/diy/share/list)

Promote your design by asking family and friends to go your promotional page to vote and share, so that you get more votes. The top 20 best designers with the highest votes and shares will be chosen at the end of the campaign. Winners will get the charm they designed. 

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This post sponsored by BrandBacker) 


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Review: Nourish Beaute Vitamins Shampoo #NourishBeaute #VitaminsShampoo

(product photo courtesy of www.nourishbeaute.com)

Shampoo is the way we clean our hair. And we don’t usually think of using shampoo to help grow our hair. But, with the right ingredients, shampoo can be used to help do a number of things, one of which IS to help grow our hair. Shampoo helps to rid our hair of dirt, debris, oils and it helps to clean out the product build up that we get in our hair. One product I tried recently,is called Nourish Beaute’s Vitamins Shampoo. This shampoo is a little bit different than most shampoos. It actually does something in the process of shampooing. Vitamins Shampoo helps hair growth. 

Vitamins Shampoo has several patented ingredients that work in several ways. First, one of them increases micro-circulation to the roots so that it delivers oxygen and nutrients where hair growth begins. It also encourages hair into the Anagen Phase, which is the growth phase for the hair cycle. This increases hair growth by 121% in clinical trials. Vitamins Shampoo blocks DHT, the hormone derivative that binds to receptors in hair follicles and shrinks them, making it difficult for healthy hair to survive. This shampoo cleans away sebum, preventing fungal infections that can kill hair roots. It also thickens the root sheath (by a whopping 58% in clinical trials) to provide optimum follicle anchoring, which means you get to keep more of the hair you have. Finally, this is the most important thing about Vitamins Shampoo. It requires several months to achieve maximum results. They recommend UNINTERRUPTED USE of this product for several months. Because the product is so popular, stock runs out and it is recommended to purchase two bottles at a time. Results can diminish or reverse with discontinued use. 

This shampoo contains Biotin (known to grow hair, I take this in vitamin form and it really grows hair. No kidding), castor oil, coconut oil and something called Procapil TM. Now, I only used this product for a few weeks, so I cannot report only how well it grew hair or not. But I can say that it is a nice shampoo. It lathers well and cleans well too. There is also a conditioner, I would consider purchasing both the shampoo and conditioner together if your hair is dry or processed. 

One bottle of Vitamins Shampoo runs $37.50. It is recommended to purchase more than one bottle at a time because it often sells out. Two bottles are $59.95 and three bottles are $87.50. The conditioner is $18.95 per bottle. There is also a Vitamin supplement for $37.50, which contains biotin, green tea and grape seed. I am telling you, biotin grows hair. It definitely works. Nourish Beaute has a good number of hair growth products that contain ingredients known to grow hair. I would definitely recommend the shampoo.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)

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