Review: Melvita Hydrastim Moisturizing Gel

Melvita has been a pioneer in the field of organic beauty for more than 25 years and a passionate advocate for the complete organic lifestyle. Melvita has received several awards from beauty editors and magazines for the quality and expertise of its products in France. Melvita is the most quoted brand in French cosmetic « bible », a famous french cosmetics written by Laurence Wittner.

All of Melvita's products carry the prestigious certification by ECOCERT, France’s leading organic certification organization. They are made with a unique blend of nature’s own treasures. Melvita favors the use of the finest ingredients from organically farmed and responsibly harvested sources, with respect of nature being their priority. Their products remain natural and organic, while feeling luxurious, and being extremely effective.

Melvita is involved in a pro-active approach to sustainable development, with preservation of environmental: beauty, biodiversity, and balance. They make every effort to promote ethical, humane, and fair-trade partnerships.

I've been using the Melvita Hydrastim Moisturizing Gel ($34), which is great for dehydrated skin and oily/combination skin. It combines the benefits of noni, mourera and aloe vera in an organic certified face care product. I haven't used it on my face all the way since I didn't want it to conflict with some of the products I'm currently using. I liberally apply this around my eye area for smoother and firmer skin as their site promises. I haven't used it long enough to reap the full benefits, but I like how instantly the eye area appears naturally brighter and revitalized.

Hydrastim provides lasting moisturization for dull and dehydrated skins and helps to reduce expression lines . The gel combines aloe vera, the extract of an Amazonian river plant, mourera fluviatilis , and hyaluronic acid derived from soya, which all provide remarkable hydro-regulating effects to keep the skin at its ideal moisturization level. This action is reinforced by a protective complex based on honey, lemon pectin, phospholipids and an extract of noni, a Polynesian plant with cleansing, anti-free radical and revitalizing properties.

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

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Why Wait for Spring? Try These Dull Skin-Busters from Sothys

Let’s face it – although Spring may be just around the corner, the warm weather is more than a few weeks away. And unfortunately, the pale skin trend that has captivated so many Twilight fans is starting to fade. Still, there is no reason why we should wait in vain for the sun to come out. While the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore may not agree, a healthy year-round glow does not require hours at the tanning salon!

Legendary skin care company Sothys offers a luxurious product line that brings out the warm tones in your skin. The Cellu-Guard® line improves skin tone and firmness even when the weather is most drab. Sothys’ mission in creating their new products was to create a simple approach to year-round healthy color. Let the remarkable results of these tantalizing products speak for themselves.

Sothys Soins Soleil Cellu-Guard Repairing Age Defying Face Care $44

A lotion carefully formulated to protect the skin from aging and to help retain suppleness. A tinted texture gives a sublime tanning effect upon application.

Sothys Soins Soleil Cellu-Guard Self Tanning Cream $38

Within a few hours, this non-tinted cream formula gives a natural, sublime and long-lasting tan to the skin. Its velvety texture is enriched with moisturizing ingredients for a supple look and a radiant complexion. The lightweight formula glides smoothly over the skin, ensuring a streak-free application every time.

For seamless color, be sure to exfoliate your skin completely before applying a sunless tanner. Before applying, thoroughly rub lotion into your elbows, knees, ankles, and any other extra dry areas to balance out the color. Apply the cream evenly as you would a moisturizer. In just a few hours, you'll look like you spent the weekend in the tropics, without risking damage to your skin.

Gold Medal Glamour Tips

Erin Hamlin is a talented luger famous for breaking the German dominance in her sport at the World Championships last year. Though we're impressed with her athleticism, we also love the warm pinks that set off her natural skintone and beautiful face. Get a similar look using Rosie Jane's Cheek Gloss in Rose ($24).

Nicknamed "Super G" for her incredible energy and athleticism, Gretchen Bleiler is both a natural beauty and a talented snowboarder. What we love about Grailer is her natural glow and charm that seem to highlight the energy she's so famous for. A bronzer with a gold tint (like Bed Head's Glamma Bronzer ($27) will help you get her perfect glow.

From Great Britain, Chemmy Alcott is known not only for her skiing skill, but for her ability to overcome adversity. We think she's one of the most beautiful athletes in the Olympics. Her simplistic approach to make up is seen here with a very minimal lip sheen and overall natural look. Use a lip balm like Rosebud Salve ($6) to keep that natural color.

Essential Products for a Natural Look

Orglamix Mineral Eye Color $8

Urban Apothecary Mineral Sheer Tint $38

DuWop Original Prime Venom $20

Blinc Mascara $24

Sibu Repair & Protect Facial Cream $20

Prom-Perfect Hair and Make-Up Delivered to You!

Prom season is around the corner and every girl knows that there is a lot of planning involved in getting glammed up for her big night. She may have found the perfect dress, fabulous shoes, and chic accessories, but now she has to consider how to attain the perfect hair and make-up. In a city like the Big Apple where beauty options and styles are endless, how’s a girl supposed to find the perfect beauty expert that fits her taste?, the first and only Web site that allows a customer to book a service directly with top beauty industry professionals in real time to client’s location, allows each potential new client to see each stylist’s work before booking the appointment.

Just as easily as you can have your lunch delivered, with you can schedule a stylist or make-up artist to come to you on the day of your prom. will connect you with beauty professionals that match your search, and allows you to read testimonials, see service rates and look at pictures from their portfolios to help you make your choice. So whether it’s smoky eyes, soft waves, a sleek updo or a luminous glow you’re looking to have at Prom, booking appointments for that important night is easier with this handy tool. Now that hair and make-up are covered, you can worry about the other things ... like finding the perfect date!

Adult Acne Mythbusters

Fibs, fables and falsehoods – with all the tell tale urban legends surrounding adult acne, how is one to determine what’s true and what’s false in the world of skincare? Renowned dermatologist, Dr. Kenneth Beer, dives in and faces the - myth vs. fact - brawl head on.

Myth #1: Acne is caused by the food you eat.

Fun Fact: Have you banned chocolate and pizza from your diet in hopes of clearing your skin?

No need to fret! After dozens of research, there is zero evidence that our diet influences acne production.

Myth #2: “Popping” pimples will make them go away.

Fun Fact: Put your hands where we can see them and step away from the mirror! Squeezing pimples will actually make acne worse, as it can lead to infection as well as scarring.

Final Verdict: Patients should never pick at their pimples!

Myth #3: Acne is caused by poor hygiene.

Fun Fact: Acne is not caused by lack of washing and can actually be worsened by washing your face too often. Washing 2x a day (morning and evening) is all that’s necessary for a squeaky clean face.

Myth #4: Acne only occurs in females.

Fun Fact:
Acne occurs in both males and females, and is often more common in males because of the male hormone androgen which increases oil production.

Myth #5: Acne can be cured.

Fun Fact: As of yet there is no cure for acne. However, there are numerous treatment methods to control it effectively.

Myth #6: Treatment for acne is just cosmetic; it’s ok to wait it out.

Fun Fact:
Time is of the essence! If acne is not treated promptly, it can lead to severe acne scarring which can be permanent.

Review: Blemish Potion

Blemish Potion™ is an all natural, paraben-free topical solution for healing and drying skin breakouts. The combination of ingredients in this fast acting potion will heal skin breakouts, sometimes after one or two applications, without drying out the surrounding skin! Since Blemish Potion™ is manufactured in skin toned colors, it can be applied to the breakouts during the day and can easily be blended with foundation or used alone to match various skin tones.

Each product is packaged in a box depicting a whimsical, colorful reproduction of Lito Cavalcante’s abstract art combining Friends From Brooklyn’s appreciation of all things beautiful with the extraordinary effects that the Skin Abstract™ line of products achieve.


The Blemish Potion™ ingredients are state of the art within the skin care industry and paraben-free.

The active ingredient is sulfur which is an antibacterial agent.

Inactive Ingredients Include:

Vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant
Aloe Vera which improves the skin’s ability to hydrate itself, aids in the removal of dead skin cells, and is effective in transporting healthy substances through the skin
White willow bark which has been used to reduce pain and inflammation since the time of the ancient Egyptians
Zinc is used for wound healing and anti-acne benefits; camphor which has a cooling effect and has a slight anesthetic and antimicrobial properties
Salicylic acid which is a multi functional product - it exfoliates the surface of the skin as well as penetrates into the pore to reduce white heads and black heads and has anti- microbial properties.

My Thoughts:

Lets say you have a pimple the size of the Grand Canyon and you have a job interview or a hot date tomorrow, this product is a must have since it practically works overnight by dramatically downsizing the pimple or eliminating it altogether! It also works great as a concealer. The smell of it isn't pleasant at all. It also stings a little, but I highly recommend it if you can get past all of that. Whatever you do, don't shake it. Just use the applicator and apply it on the affected area morning and night.


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The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Win a no!no! 8800

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The no!no! 8800 is an at-home hair removal device that uses unique Thermicon technology, which is safe for ALL skin and hair types. Sensitive skin is no obstacle for the no!no! 8800 - it's gentle enough for use on the face and all of those hard-to-reach places!

Review: ESPA

ESPA is a spa company that specializes in luxury hotel spas. ESPA also has a skincare line with over 80 all-natural spa products, and the ESPA website was recently revamped to allow for easier online shopping.

Pink mud on your hair? You bet! It is made with white clay (kaolin) to help stimulate circulation in the scalp, whilst soothing watercress helps leave the scalp calm and comfortable. The apricot kernel works vigorously to moisturize and condition your hair, leaving it revitalized and with improved manageability. I used this on own hair, which is rather dry and naturally wavy. It is fun and easy to use. It also makes my hair feel well pampered. I use it every other week to keep my hair feeling soft and manageable. I apply it on after shampooing my hair and let it sit for 15 - 20 minutes. It truly makes a difference in the condition of my hair. The smell isn't bad either. It doesn't have a flowery scent like most hair products do. The scent is indescribable, but still pleasant none-the-less.

It is ideal for dry, damaged or chemically treated hair. It also works wonderfully as a skin conditioner and can be used on sunburn and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

I love using facial sprays, especially when the weather is nice and warm. I first fell in love using a facial spray after using the Jurlique Citrus Purifying Mist ($21 - $31), and the Floral Spafresh is equally impressive! It is great to use when I want to tone my skin or set my mineral make-up. It is formulated with rose, neroli, tangerine and geranium. These ingredients will make your face feel refreshed in-between cleansing and moisturizing. This product is suitable for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive.

I honestly don't like using anything that is too abrasive for my skin. Their Refining Skin Polish is very, very gentle, which makes it ideal for sensitive skin. It is formulated with soothing ingredients: nutrient rich plankton, fossilized earth and hop extracts. It gently removes all of the dead skin cells to help reveal a more beautiful you - natural tone and texture. This skin polish will prepare your skin before applying make-up or further treatment. It is suitable for all skin types, especially dull, lifeless, tired and congested skins.

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Review: Starlet Glam Bath & Body

Starlet Glam Bath & Body is a small business that has a passion for beautiful and scrumptious bath and body goodies. They consider themselves as perfectionists, and they provide excellent customer service! They've provided gift bags for 2009 American Music Awards and 2009 Emmy Awards. They will also be providing gift bags for the Oscars next month.

Add a little sparkle to your life with the Burlesque Showgirl Shimmer Shower Gel ($12). It provides a rich, lathering foam and a delightful almond scent. This shower gel is a great addition to your bath or shower experience.

The Princess Velvet Body Icing ($13) is pure fun and gives new meaning to "icing on the cake"! It's packed with shea butter and cocoa butter which are known to have healing properties. This body icing sinks into the skin quickly and true to name, it makes your skin feel velvety soft. Like the Burlesque Showgirl Shimmer Shower Gel, it has a delightful almond scent that makes this body icing almost good to eat!

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

NARS Spring 2010 Collection

Inspired by Catherine Deneuve's role as Lucille in La Chamade, the NARS Spring 2010 Collection features soft, sexy shades that are as elegant as they are visible.

"I love Catherine's makeup look in this movie...She is the perfect reference to this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed." - Francois Nars

Purple Rain Nail Polish $16

Kuala Lumpur Duo Eyeshadow $32

Camargue Duo Cream Eyeshadow $32

D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow $23

Bains Douches Glitter Pencil $16

Cruising Lipstick $24

Easy Lover Lip Gloss $24

Ophelia Lip Gloss $24

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Review: Vivitone

As the professional beauty brand, Vivitone takes your hair seriously. Their first commitment is giving their salon and hair stylist quality professional hair products that combines the latest technology, research and innovation.

Today, Vivitone has grown to become a truly global brand. They can be found in salons and used by hair stylists in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Because of the environmental concerns they are faced with today, Vivitone has set forth a mission to Go Green for Beauty. By doing this, they are working with eco-friendly suppliers to develop hair care products that are safe for the environment.

The Bodifier Volumizing Spray does everything it promises to do. For thin hair, it adds body, texture and best of all - support! It is formulated with unique micro-polymers that dry quickly. It gives the boost that lifeless hair needs. It also provides a strong hold that makes it easy for you to brush through, along with built-in humidity resistance and UV ray protection. Due to the usage of flat irons, my hair is somewhat thin and this product gives my hair the pick up it needs. For even more volume, you might want to also check out the Bodifier Fortify Spray and Bodifier Thickening Foam.

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Review: Théra Wise

The leading all-natural plant therapy ointments on the market today. Using bio-active plant extracts found in nature to heal and restore delicate tissue.

Since 2001, Théra Wise® maintains a commitment to providing the most efficacious bio-active All-Natural Therapeutic Ointments available on the market today. Théra Wise® products can best be described as clean, natural plant therapy ointments.

Their aim is to pioneer a new direction for over the counter therapeutic ointments, combining modern science with time tested “body friendly” natural bio-active plant ingredients low impact manufacturing processes, and environmental sensitivity.

I received the VpR - Bio Active Vaporizing Decongestant Rub and Ac+ - Bio Active Acne Ointment, both valued at $19.99. I'm impressed with both products so far.

VpR - Bio Active Vaporizing Decongestant Rub is THE BEST decongestant rub I've used up-to-date. I have sinus problems, especially in this type of weather and I've been relying on this product to help me breathe much better. Vicks doesn't have anything on this product!


Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, White Pine Oil, Peppermint Oil, Camphor Oil, Asian Berry Wax, Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil, White Thyme Oil, Bitter Orange Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil (Containing- EFA's, Tocopherol and Phytosterols), Vitamin A, C, E, Olive Oil Emulsifiers and Waxes, Natural Plant Preservatives

I've been trying out several acne products lately, and the Ac+ - Bio Active Acne Ointment is one of my favorites. It works real well at reducing inflammation due to acne. It penetrates the pores and dries out acne effectively without drying out your skin in the process. No chemical smells here either! This ointment has a refreshing, minty smell. It is also thin enough to be worn underneath make-up.

As opposed to most chemicals treatments (dermabrasion, chemical peels, benzoyl peroxide (BP), salicylic acid and corticosteroids) that compromise the integrity of the skins natural defenses, Ac+ uses a methodology that balances the skins ecoflora and activates the macrophage cells that are responsible for the skins immunologic response. The ecoflora is a major factor in protecting the skin against the colonisation of undesirable pat hogenic bacteria.


Witch-Hazel, Tea Tree Oil, Organic Tamanu Oil, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Marine Algae Extract, Barley Beta Glucan Concentrate, Aloe Extract, Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil, Alpha Glucan, Vitamin A, C, E, Olive Oil Emulsifiers and Waxes, Natural Plant Preservatives

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

tarte at Fall 2010 Fashion Week

It's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park & the tarte artistry team partnered with and celebrity makeup artist, Tina Turnbow to create the celestial-inspired look for Lela Rose's Fall 2010 show on February 14th.

Additionally, Tina, collaborating with "tarte's green team," created an effortless look for eco-chic designer, Susan Woo's fall fashion presentation on February 13th at the Bryant Park Hotel.

Lela Rose Fall 2010 Look: tarte for
Makeup Artist: Tina Turnbow
Inspiration: Nature's celestial landscapes-
think of the nighttime sky and imagine a full moon peaking behind the clouds.

Overall Look: The moonlit eyes are mysterious, while the complexion and lips have a cloudy, hazy feel.
Eyes: Silvery, moonlit eyes-a silvery/black smoky eye without edges and just a touch of blue. The eye is almost 3D, rounded and mysterious. direction: Think of the eye as a rounded sphere or planet. The inner crease of the eye is darkened up to the brow with the shimmery deep blue gray (eyeshadow in lucy I'm home). The outer area is rounded, softly muted blackness. The center of the eye is the lightest, with darker edges (inner and outer corner of eye) ending in black (eye couture palette). Apply blue lagoon only in the center of the top and lower lids. Blend the blue into the gray and then into a bit of the black. There should be a bit of the blue and silver gray (eye couture palette) blended in the center of the lower lashline. Apply smolderEYES in the inner rim of the eyes. Top it off with a coat of lights, camera, lashes! mascara on the top and bottom lashes (no curling needed). Leave eyebrows-do not fill in. After finishing the eyes, clean underneath with the eraser 4-in-1 natural concealer.

Complexion: It should feel muted like a hazy, cloudy sky. The mineral powder will matte and tone skin.
· the eraser 4-in-1 natural concealer-use after applying shadows to
avoid fallout.
· smooth operator oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF 20
(one shade lighter than model's complexion)
· provocateur pressed mineral powder
· t-zone travel

Cheeks: Just a touch of healthy blush.
· blissful natural cheek stain (warm peachy pink)
· powder over blissful with provocateur pressed mineral powder

Susan Woo Fall 2010 Look
Lead Makeup Artist: Tina Turnbow

Overall Look: Effortless beauty - a fresh, slightly-dewy complexion with kohl-rimmed eyes.

Complexion: It's all about a healthy, dewy complexion. Spot treat problem areas and darkness with the eraser 4-in-1 natural concealer.

Apply smooth operator oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 all over the face.

Using rest assured brightening wand apply the sheer pink highlighter on top of cheek bones, over lids before shadow application, on the bridge of the nose, on the cupid's bow and in the corner of eyes.

Apply natural cheek stain in dollface in a U-shape from top of lids to outer and under eye area (acting as an illuminator).

Cheeks: Just a hint of flush. Dab natural cheek stain in true love on apples of cheek.

Highlight cheeks with natural cheek stain in dollface.

Kohl-rimmed eyes-emphasis on the eyes without being too smoky.

Eye Shadows:
Using the eye couture day-to-night palette apply the shimmery deep gray and top with the silver sheen

Liner: Line inner rim and lash line with emphasEYES™ natural high definition inner rim eye pencil in black.

Using emphasEYES™ waterproof clay shadow/liner smudge the top line. You want to create darkness around the lash line.

Lashes: Curl lashes with picture perfect lash curler.

Coat top and bottom lashes with lights, camera, lashes! 4-in-1 natural mascara.

Using the lash and mascara comb brush brows in an upward motion.

Lips: A healthy, natural, berry stain.
LipSurgence™ natural lip stain in moody (exclusive to Sephora)

Betsey Johnson Fall '10 - Hair by Sebastian Professional


Betsey Johnson's Fall 2010 beauty look was inspired by the sexy, superstar actresses in the cowgirl "French" western film, Las Petroleras (1971). Betsey's own gang of bad girls channel Brigitte Bardot's lust for adventure, exhibiting unassuming sexiness that's as captivating as it is liberating.

The Hair Look:

For a windblown, cowgirl look that’s playful and sexy, Sebastian Professional lead stylist Thomas Dunkin suggests the following steps:

Generously spray Sebastian Professional Volupt Spray throughout damp hair for workable volume and texture.

Blow dry hair and set it with medium and large-sized Velcro rollers for height and body.

Once the hair has cooled, remove the rollers and lightly cover hair with Shaper Zero Gravity to create added texture and separation.

Create authentic cowgirl flair by separating hair into two loose, tousled pigtails and decorate them with torn fabric or thin leather ties. Finish with Re-Shaper.

How to Get the Look with Sebastian Professional:

Thomas Dunkin suggests combining stylers that work together to create volume and texture. Try:

Volupt Spray – Volume-Building Spray-Gel ($19.95)
Shaper Zero Gravity – Dry, Brushable, Lightweight Control Hairspray ($15.95)
Re-Shaper – Brushable Humidity-Resistant Strong Hold Hairspray($16.50)

Put Your Best Face Forward with Face Oasis Favorites

Did you know that frigid temperatures, cold winds, low humidity, and dry indoor heat cause water to evaporate from the skin? All of these factors combined can wreak major havoc on moisture depleted skin. The H2O Plus global, top-selling Oasis™ collection provides skin with a surge of oil-free, water-rich nourishment and marine-rich moisture – guaranteed to infuse healthy hydration and luster into any skincare regimen.

25% off Your Order with coupon code: 100223 Exp. 2/12/10

Face Oasis™ Hydrating Treatment $34

A moisture-intensive gel that hydrates the skin while firming and diminishing the appearance of fine lines.

Face Oasis™ Ultra Hydrator $40

Inspired by their best-selling Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment, new Face Oasis Ultra Hydrator delivers five times the moisture of the original. Enriched with nutri-sphere technology, Atlantic brown algae and antioxidant multivitamins, this oil-free formula supplies a deep surge of moisture to instantly replenish and illuminate your skin.

Night Oasis™ Overnight Eye Complex $30

An advanced nightly eye treatment designed to enhance the benefits of Eye Oasis™ moisture replenishing treatment. When used with the Night Oasis™ collection, this treatment offers advanced moisturization leaving skin feeling hydrated, smooth and protected from external environmental damage.

Oasis™ Mist $16.50

An energizing mist of nutritive hydration enriched with natural vitamins and minerals to replenish skin instantly.

Night Oasis™ Overnight Moisture Lock Mask $42

An advanced overnight Oasis™ mask which offers advanced moisturization leaving skin feeling hydrated, smooth and protected from external environmental damage. Designed to synergistically work with the Night Oasis™ skin care collection.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing for Younger Looking Skin

Here’s a quick preview of what’s happening on this week. Want to rejuvenate and tighten the skin? Take a look at this episode, Laser Skin Resurfacing for Younger Looking Skin. Tune in the rest of the week for Perleche: Cracked Corners of Your Mouth and Don’t Be Afraid to Reach Out to Your Doctor.

Don’t forget to check out the famous tip of the week from Dr. Schultz!

Can You Use Regular Facial Creams Around Your Eyes

Whether saving space in your travel bag or just practicing economical skin care, you actually can use most of your regular skincare products in your eye area. Yes, the skin nearest to your eye is the thinnest and most sensitive on your face, but with the exception of exfoliants and alcohol-based astringents, most regular skincare products are perfectly fine to use in the eye area. Of course when your gut tells you a product may be too strong, either avoid it all together or try a very small amount in a small area for two-to-three days to make sure it's okay. Otherwise, you should feel comfortable using your regular facial creams in your eye area.

Look and Feel Your Best on Valentine's Day

Deborah LaMia Denaver, Hollywood makeup artist to the stars, teams up with NIVEA, the official beauty partner of the upcoming all-star romantic comedy film Valentine’s Day, to share her list of top beauty tips this Valentine’s Day. As the head makeup artist for the film, opening nationwide on February 12, LaMia Denaver knows what it takes to look and feel your huggable and kissable best.

“As a makeup artist working with Hollywood elite, I am constantly asked about my top beauty secrets for great- looking and feeling skin,” says LaMia Denaver. “My number one rule is to moisturize from head to toe to give you soft, smooth skin. When it comes to makeup, your skin is like a canvas and the foundation of any great look. The worst thing is to have that canvas be dry, cracked or not looking its best, especially when it comes to special events like a big date on Valentine’s Day. That’s when you want to be your touchable and kissable best!”

It is important on Valentine’s Day to look and feel your best, especially when you have someone special to spend it with! Whether you’re planning a hot night out on the town or an intimate dinner at home, Deborah LaMia Denaver gives her top tips for how to turn up the romance this Valentine’s Day:

1. Valentine’s Day is all about red and most women like to wear a hint of red somewhere. For those of you wearing a red dress or beautiful blouse, go for a classic, timeless look, keeping your makeup soft and clean. A little red on your lips goes a long way.

2. If you want to stick with the red theme of Valentine’s Day but are nervous about using a matte red lipstick, try a sheer gloss with red tint such as NIVEA A Kiss of Shine Red Glossy Lip Care. The extra shine will leave you feeling ultra sexy this Valentine’s Day. Another great tip is to prime your lips with a lip balm like NIVEA A Kiss of Hydrating Lip Care before applying that lipstick to give your lips that extra moisturizing oomph, so the color isn’t too heavy.

3. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! To guarantee radiant, glowing skin, exfoliation is a must to get rid of dead skin cells that accumulate, especially during the winter months.

4. Prep your skin ahead of time for the big night. Most people assume that, as a makeup artist, my focus is always on the face, but you need to pay attention to your skin from head to toe. Anything less is a disservice. One of my favorite products to get your skin touchably smooth is NIVEA’s Smooth Sensation Body Lotion. I always recommend applying lotion after you get out of the shower while your skin is still damp to lock in moisture for smooth skin that will last all day.

5. Practice makes perfect. Before I try out a new look, I always test it out beforehand. Especially on a special night, like Valentine’s Day, the last thing you want to do is dabble with new makeup colors or a drastically different look that can go wrong. Test it out in advance and take that look public with friends first.

6. One of my new favorite looks is using sparkle. Those of you watching the red carpets this awards season have seen lots of celebs with a touch of sparkle on their eyes, lips and cheeks. For special occasions, it adds that little extra something to your look…but not everyone wants that ultra-glam look for a night out on the town. The next best thing? Use a body wash that has diamond powder and conditioner like NIVEA’s Touch of Sparkle to give skin a festive sparkle and leave you feeling like the shining star you are.

7. Spice up your Valentine’s Day with your lover’s favorite fruit. Use a moisturizing lip balm, like NIVEA A Kiss of Flavor Passion Fruit Tinted Lip Care that will seal in moisture, leaving lips looking
beautiful, soft and kissable with a juicy fruit flavor your lover will love you for.

8. To keep your lips from drying out, lock in moisture and protect them during the cold months with a hydrating lip balm that has an SPF in it. We all know that we should wear an SPF on our face every day and your lips are no exception. Block harmful rays and keep your pout looking smooth and your lips feeling soft.

9. Be careful with intense temperatures. Never wash your face with hot or cold water because either extreme can cause broken capillaries that can be difficult to hide, even with the most effective foundation or cover-up. Instead, use warm water to loosen dirt and clogged pores and rinse only with cool or lukewarm water.

10. Don’t forget about fragrance to set the mood this Valentine’s Day. Pick a tantalizing scent that will intoxicate your man and leave him with a smell he won’t soon forget. Hit all the touchable spots; wrists, the sides of your neck, and over your heart to naturally intensify the scent.

With these simple everyday tips, LaMia Denaver says, “You’ll not only be glowing from head to toe, but also inside and out. More importantly, you’ll have touchably huggable skin and beautifully kissable lips this Valentine’s Day.”

In addition to most recently working with the all-star ensemble cast for the movie Valentine’s Day, LaMia Denaver is also sharing her talents on the new NBC show Parenthood. She has previously worked as the makeup artist on other A-list films such as Iron Man, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Men in Black II, and the TV Show Alias.

Review: FHI Heat Platform Flat Iron

For the wide range of client demands which hairdressers encounter in the salon setting, our PLATFORM series of 8 versatile irons becomes the no-fail foundation for your styling toolbox. Ranging from 4/10” to 1 3/4”, plus a special domed iron for curls and waves, these irons are the answer to every styling challenge, whether getting the kinks out for a glassy, glossy finish or simply building volume at the base to give a dimensional shape to fine, limp hair.

I received the Platform 1" Styling Iron ($195) and I can honestly say it is worth breaking the bank! It heats up in no time. Also, you can adjust the heat setting up to 450°F. This is is a big plus! I had a flat iron that didn't have an adjustable heat setting and it fried my hair, making it appear dry and frizzy. Not with this flat iron! It flattens my hair flawlessly - no snags at all. There are currently no drawbacks. Pin-straight and shiny hair - what more can a woman ask for?

Some would wonder why I have more than one flat iron. Past experiences have taught me to keep more than one on hand in case one goes out. ;)

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.
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