24 March 2017
The Dr Dennis Gross SpectraLite EyeCare Pro looks really futuristic, it's like a gadget from the film "Minority report." However, it's a beauty gadget an anti-aging goggles. It has red LED lights that promises to makes your skin look young and healthy with a simple daily routine that takes no less than three minutes. All you need to do is put it on your face, secure the strap, turn it "on", and relax for three minutes. After using it you'll look well rested and refreshed.
The product said that it will give the user visible reduction in sun damage in the first two weeks of daily use. It will also reduce wrinkles and increased collagen production after the first month.
Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite EyeCare Pro will cost you $159 and will be available at Sephora on April 2.
Pure Body Naturals Beauty Dead Sea Mud Mask for Facial Treatment $17.05
Microdermabrasion Face Scrub & Facial Mask $16.9
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20 March 2017
Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby however, it's not that simple to breastfeed. Most moms encounter a number of problems and challenges like not enough time, allergic reaction of the baby, not enough breast milk etc. Also, it takes time for both the mom and the baby to get the hang of breastfeeding.
In my case it was difficult since I had a caesarean section, so the baby was bottle fed first.
Breastfeeding has a lot of advantages like skin-to-skin contact with your baby, which is a great bonding experience and makes them warm and calm.
Mothers first milk is called colostrum which sometimes can be yellowish is very concentrated and your baby will need only small amount at every feed. It is good for the baby since it contains the perfect balance of electrolytes, fats, and nutrients. It can actually keep your baby from getting sick since it has antibodies that came from the mother.
After a day or two your breast milk will become thin and a bit creamier. You should breastfeed more since the more you do it the more milk you'll produce. The time between feeds will be different, and you and your baby will adapt a pattern, but still it will change overtime.
Oh, another advantage is it can help you lose pregnancy weight faster.
If your baby has problems with latching, or if you need to go to work you can still give your baby breast milk by using breast pump. There are a lot of breast pump in the market today, Manual breast pump is the cheapest but it will take up a lot of time and energy. So, I decided to buy a "Spectra 3 Electric Breast Pump". It's a lot cheaper than the top brands like Medela, Philips Avent, and Ameda.
Spectra 3 Double Electric Breast Pump is just $132 on Amazon.
Medela Double Electric Breast Pump: $312.99
Philips AVENT Exclusive Double Natual Electric Breast Pump: $349.99
Ameda Purely Yours Double Electric Breast Pump: $152.97
If you recently had a tattoo will it affect your breast milk? Well, in Australia a mom was banned from breastfeeding her infant son because she got tattooed. According to news report on Huffington Post, a judge in Australia banned the mother from breastfeeding her infant son because she recently got tattooed. The judge said she may expose her 11-month-old baby to an unacceptable risk of harm like hepatitis and HIV. The judge has a point.
10 March 2017
Birkenstock the German company known for their sandals is venturing into skin care products. They realized that the natural material that they have been working with for years is a very potent skin-care ingredient.
They named it "Birkenstock Natural Care", it is a 28-piece skincare line made with the brand’s signature cork oak. “While we were doing our research regarding a healthy product concept in the skin-care segment, we realized that scientists in the cosmetics industry had discovered the highly effective anti-aging effect of suberin, a remarkable substance which is contained in cork oak extract,” Birkenstock CEO Oliver Reichert said.
Suberin is an inert impermeable waxy substance present in the cell walls of corky tissues and it has a lifting and tightening effect on the skin. Their formula is also combined with argan oil, hydrating hyaluronic acid, moringa-seed extract, arctic moss, botanical hyaluronic acid and elderberry to further remedy your skin issues.
Birkenstock Natural Care includes night creams, cleansers, moisturizers, and lip balms for both men and women. If you want to try their products they will be available in Birkenstock stores and on their website later this year.
Prices for the cleansers, moisturizers, and balms will start at $17 and can get up to $74. All products, some of which are vegan, are free of paraffins, parabens, silicone, and synthetic scents and dyes.
Active Wow Teeth Whitening - Charcoal Powder Natural Teeth Whitening $24.99
Radha Beauty Retinol Moisturizer Cream for Face and Eye Area $19.95
Bio-Oil Liquid Purcellin Oil, 125 ml $12.34
Blackhead Remover Mask, Black Head Mask Bamboo Charcoal $13.99
CeraVe Renewing System, Skin Renewing Night Cream $13.98
Amara Organics Retinol Serum 2.5% with Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin E $17.95
16 February 2017
The Bourjois Blush Cream is really a great cream blush in color it is perfect if you want to have peaches and cream complexion. It's super creamy which is great for dry skin. The cream-to-powder formulation melts into the skin beautifully. I really love to blend it on my cheeks for that natural blush look. The product blends onto your skin effortlessly and gives you a fresh and natural complexion.
The super silky smooth formula gives a second-skin feel and natural glow that is long lasting.
It's available in four (4) trendy healthy glow shades, Nude velvet, Healthy Glow, Rose Tender, and Sweet Cherry.
Bourjois is a French cosmetics company that is currently owned by the American group Coty Inc. Bourjois manufactures make-up, fragrance and skincare products, which are sold in approximately more than 50 countries worldwide.
I've heard about Bourjois cream blush being discontinued? but they are not since the product is still listed on their website here.
Bourjois Blush Cream for Women, # 01 Nude Velvet, 0.08 Ounce $6.20
Bourjois Blush Cream, # 02 Healthy Glow, 0.08 Ounce $12.4
Bourjois Blush Cream for Women, # 03 Rose Tender, 0.08 Ounce $11.00
Bourjois Blush Cream for Women, # 04 Sweet Cherry, 0.08 Ounce $19.00
03 February 2017
Chanel Blue Serum is an entirely new anti-aging solution powered by longevity ingredients that comes from the world's Blue Zones, these are locations of the world where people live measurably longer lives. This new product is the company's newest skincare innovation that has a completely different approach to anti-ageing. Chanel Blue Serum use a more holistic approach to aging unlike most of the traditional anti-aging solutions that promise to makes you look younger.
It contains 3 Key ingredients that include, "Green Coffee" from Nicoya, Costa Rica which is a powerful antioxidant that help shield the complexion. "Bosana Olives" from Sardinia, Italy. It contains essential fatty acids and higher-level skin-fortifying polyphenols to help protect your skin. It is moisturizing and neutralizes free radicals. "Lentisk" from Ikaria, Greece. These are naturally occurring Oleanolic Acid that encourage the skin's natural restorative abilities. Lentisk are also rich in omega and vitamin E. It also has antioxidant and antiseptic properties. It is also known by the name "Chios tears".
Blue Serum is an essential skincare for all, men or women in their 20s who wants to preserve their youthful skin or for older women who wants holistic approach for their anti-aging treatment.
It’s a supplement to one’s daily skincare, so it’s compatible with any daily beauty ritual.
19 January 2017
This is kind a new to me, it's a trendy Korean gradient lip beauty product. It has a combination of vivid tint and moisturizing lip balm. The tint is a long lasting high color pigment while the Lip Balm provides amazing moisture and vitality to your dry lips for long hours just like having a lip mask over your dry lips.
It's pigmented and it won't darken the top part of your lips. It's trial and error to find the good combination for your skin tone. All the colors and combination are really pretty and I love to wear them all.
Here are the shades:
No.01 Cotton Candy
No.02 Tangerine Slice
No.03 Tint Mint
No.04 Fruits Candy Bar
No.05 Apple Jell-o
No.06 Tomato Sherbet
No.07 Lollipop Red
No.08 Cherry Milk
30 December 2016
Even though life gave you a lot of challenges and roadblocks, learn from it and be proud that you were able to stand up and overcome them and cross the bridge to face another new year. May you continue to be this strong and firm and win over all shortcomings! Happy New Year to all!
23 December 2016
Bless us, oh Lord, this Christmas, with a giving spirit, peace of mind and serenity in our hearts, and may all beings be blessed with the same gifts. Merry Christmas to everyone!
13 December 2016
Pat McGrath, the most influential make-up artist in the world according to Vogue magazine created the "Labs Metalmorphosis 005" which is a highly pigmented collection that is great for party events, runway etc. It is a 4-piece set that is composed of a silky cream pigment, a metallic pigment (multiple options), a mixing liquid to liquefy pigment, and a black dual-ended eyeliner options), cream, Mehron Mixing Liquid and dual-ended marker.
Shades includes classic Gold 001, Silver, Bronze, and Copper. It’s awesome specially if you want to have a bright lids or create a gilded lip look.
This collection is really awesome, if you have the money then it's definitely worth it. My personal favorite is copper, it is really pretty. I think gold and silver is too much for everyday use. The cream pigment is silky smooth. It's really a great product, giving many dimension to the face. The Mehron Mixing Liquid gives it the wet look for extended wear.
PAT McGRATH LABS METALMORPHOSIS 005 Everything Kit by Pat McGrath Labs
25 November 2016
boscia Black Friday Sale -
Buy two, get one free cleansing cloth, use the promo code WANTMORE; get 50% off on selected blotting linens; 50% off on selected masks & cleaner, use promo code YESPLEASE from November 25 to November 27.
Coldwater Creek Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale -
Black Friday deal - 20% off site-wide, use promo code CHEER20.
Cyber Monday deal - 20% off site-wide plus free shipping, use promo code CYBER20.
Cynthia Rowley Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale -
Black Friday deal - enjoy 30% off for your entire purchase promo starts on November 22 thru November 28, use the code CR30!
Cyber Monday deal: 40% off of your entire purchase plus free shipping, use the promo code CRCYBER.
Endless Summer Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale - Black Friday sale: 15% off site-wide, including sale items from November 24 to Cyber Monday, use the promo code BLACKFRIDAY.
HUE Black Friday sale: enjoy 25% off on your entire purchase starting November 23. Starting November 25, if you spend $100 or more you will receive 35% off, use the promo code 35THANKS.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Black Friday sale - Get 3 limited-edition beauty gift sets when you purchase their products for $30 or $75 orders, until supplies last.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Friday Sale - 40% off site-wide, Sale starts on November 25 through November 28.
Bath & Body Works Black Friday Sale: Buy 3 get 3 free on everything, on entire store.