Update: The Crease (Doesn’t) Looks Bad (Anymore)

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A few weeks ago I posted about my inability to apply eye liner and shadow without having it bleed all over my eyelids.  I am happy to share that I received recommendations from some friends on Facebook and it has made a world of difference.

Laura Mercier Eye Basics

So what did you recommend?

laura-eyeprimerI bought Laura Mercier’s Eye Basics since I am already using their caviar sticks and love the color options.  I chose the Linen color so I could use it as a base and have it help brighten my eyes!  Thanks for the help!  Now I can learn how to do a smoky eye…any advice??

 

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Update: All about the Eyes

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Back in April 2014, I posted about my search for the perfect eye cream.  I am happy to report that I received lots of feedback from various people on Facebook and have finally made my purchase.

I had tried glow by dr. brandt™ revitalizing retinol eye creamDr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum and philosophy Time In A Bottle™ For Eyes.  There was one I liked but I thought I would ask some other ladies through Facebook and other social media sites.

So what did you recommend?

drgrossI chose the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum.  One reason being I could purchase it easily at Sephora or Nordstrom.  I also liked the bottle and how I could control how much product I would use, I could layer it with an eye cream to moisturize the area and the price point was great. My plan is to give it a few months and see how I do – appreciate the recommendations if this one doesn’t work out!

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My Favorite Things – Clarisonic

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I mentioned during a previous post that I was finally focusing on skincare thanks to a random viewing of QVC.  I made “friends” with a beauty consultant at Nordstrom and started receiving advice on products to use with my skin type, bringing home many samples to see if I truly liked them before spending the sometimes outrageous amount of money to make these purchases.  After almost a year of working with her, I asked about the Clarisonic.  Yes, I saw it on QVC but I had seen it in the stores and started to get curious.

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The beauty consultant could not stop raving about this product.  She said she uses it daily, in the shower, and could not live without it.  She described it as feeling like you had a facial every day.  Really?  For $150 I could get my skin super clean and treat myself to a daily facial.  Hmmm……I guess I should ask some friends what they knew about this sensational product.

I asked a friend at work and she said it was absolutely wonderful.  I asked a mom friend and she had one too.  Did it really work?  They both said yes.  So, back to Nordstrom I went during their anniversary sale and bought the Mia 2 with a couple Kate Somerville products that I was wanting to try out.

Five months later – I am a huge FAN!  I use it every night unless I am doing a special skin “treatment” (ExfoliKate) and I bring this with me on business trips since it came with a special travel case.  If you don’t have one, put it on your wishlist for the holiday season!

 

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My Favorite Things – ExfoliKate

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It’s something I really look forward to.  And it’s superfast.  Just me, five minutes and I go to bed feeling relaxed.  What am I talking about….Spa Night in my house.

exk_carton_tubeI have been a lot more focused on skincare since I am close to 40 (and I will admit, I am starting to get excited about turning 40!)  ExfoliKate is one of my new favorite products. Wash your face, then apply Exfolikate for up to two minutes and wash off.  That easy.  It makes my skin glow and it’s like I just had a thirty minute treatment that I didn’t have to pay a ton of money for.  If you are not familiar with Kate Somerville, she has this great line of products that I have been “experimenting” with over the past few months.  In select locations of Nordstrom, you can visit the Kate Somerville beauty counter and get a complimentary DermalQuench treatment in store if you purchase your products from them.

That’s one of my favorite things…what are yours?

 

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