Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Try These 2 Cheap Whitening Toothpastes For Extra Brightness----Less Than $5!!

You've heard me talk about WHITER teeth and the quest to BRIGHTEN without busting the beauty budget.

I've been using a 2-punch combo of whitening toothpastes for the past couple of weeks now in the AM + PM.

And you know what?

This double combo is NOT bad.

Okay,so it isn't going to provide the blinding brightness of an in-office dental procedure like ZOOM!, but on the cheap end, I think it lifts minor stains +actually WHITENS.

Here they are:

1. Ultra brite Advanced Whitening Toothpaste ($1.00, at RiteAid or Dollar Tree).

2.  Plus White Toothpaste ($3.00, at Walmart).

LESS than $5 bucks for the TOTAL!!

Can't beat it.

I like to start with the Ultra brite first.....and then LAYER some Plus White on top and brush away.

Great stuff! Try it for 2 weeks and see. You're not wasting a HUGE amount of $$. And if it works for you, then that's a good thing.

Monday, August 1, 2016

iO! Foaming Cleanser: Softer, Smoother, Clearer Complexion. Nothing Else Like it!

We all want clear, smooth, radiant skin that hopefully, NEVER ages. And if we limit our time in the sun, stay away from smoking + not over-do alcoholic beverages, we can MAINTAIN a gorgeous complexion.

How we WASH our faces also matters. We need exfoliation but NOT severe scrubbing, especially if we suffer from break-outs.  Maybe iO!, the gentle iodine soap can help you.

Acne is the worst......at ANY age. When we're young, it can destroy our self-esteem.

Just ask model Kendall Jenner, sister of the famous Kardashian family. Kendall's complexion appears flawless these days...BUT...it wasn't always that way.

If you're trying to develop smooth, airbrushed skin, then iO! is an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G facial foaming cleanser to try. And it has the sensible science to back it up.

I've had the opportunity to try this unique, gentle cleanser of amber-colored foam for a few weeks now, and it's awesome!

iO! actually contains a tiny amount of iodine in it to provide SUPERIOR cleansing, exfoliation + complexion balance. 

It will leave your face + neck feeling so-ooooo soft + smooth, and CLEAR.

iO! foaming facial cleanser has a rare history to it, too, as told to us by the President of iO!, Ann R. Hansen of Portland, Oregon.

Our bodies naturally NEED iodine to make thyroid hormones for various body functions.

Iodine is an antiviral, antiseptic mineral that promotes fast healing. Maybe you have a bottle of tincture of iodine in your medicine cabinet.

Ann's family patented an iodine-based teat drip 20 years ago, for dairy farmers to relieve their cow's dry, wrinkled teats from repeated milkings. That drip remains popular on dairy farms today.

Her family's iO! gentle iodine soap works along those same principles, offering exfoliation for smoother, younger-looking skin, visible lightening of scars + a clear, no-pimpled complexion.

This stuff works! And it's SIMPLE + ECONOMICAL to use.

You only need a pump or two of iO! foam cleanser into your palms.

Apply DRY to your face, feet or hands.....and MASSAGE in.

Leave it on for about a minute. Then RINSE it off.

Your skin will FEEL like a newborn's. Don't believe me? Just try it for yourself and see. You get a BIG 6 oz. bottle for $29.95 + free shipping.

To learn more about iO!, the gentle iodine soap, click here.

I LOVE iO! It's a keeper.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Perfect Pink Lipsticks For Every Gal: Colour Riche La Vie En Rose

Pink adds amazing warmth to the face + flatters every skin tone.

Pink is especially pretty during summer and lovely for your lips. It's a classic, soft shade and ALWAYS looks sophisticated.

We LOVE L'Oreal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive La Vie En Rose.

There are 6 shades custom-created in Sheer Matte Pinks.
A Shade For Every Woman.

Plus, 6 famous celebs like Blake Lively + Jennifer Lopez model these gorgeous pink lippies:

To get an even better view of the PINKNESS, click on to L'Oreal.com.

Colour Riche is a quality lipstick in pigment + lasting power, plus priced inexpensively at $8.99.

If you're looking for great-looking , un-heavy pink lipstick, trying one of these from the La Vie En Rose collection should yield FAB results.

Friday, July 29, 2016

On-Trend: Really Bold In Your Face Lipstick In Colors Beyond The Rainbow

The BOLD + the BEAUTIFUL is MORE than a popular TV soap opera.

When it comes to beauty, vivid lipsticks are so-ooooo HOT at the moment.

If you're UNDER age 40, we say, Go for it!

These bold + beautiful lipsticks are true head-turners in colors that go BEYOND the rainbow.

We believe the giant cosmetics brands like the Maybellines are now making bad girl makeup a mainstream thing.

It was the genius of  Lime Crime makeup founder Doe Deere, who 1st introduced the masses to her incredible vivid color palettes, in bizarro shades, such as this one below:

CEMENT (on sale now, $16, at LimeCrime.com).

Then celebrities like Lipuita Nyong'o started introducing these bold colors while walking the famous red carpet.

And now, Maybelline is DUPING the beauty trend with their OWN line of LOADED BOLDS lipsticks in 20 colors that also stretch the color spectrum. .

Here's their take on it, in Sapphire,  $7.49.

So, this it the HOT look for lips.....Blue, Cement, Squash, Green, Yellow, Purple.

Time to get your FREAK on, ladies.

Have FUN!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Body Blur: Perfect HD Finish To Hide Cellulite, Pigmentation Issues, Broken Capillaries, Etc.

I just learned about a beauty product that a lot of professional makeup artists swear by when you're looking for that smooth, evenly toned pair of legs, arms, etc.

Some women even like to use this on their complexion to achieve that air-brushed, high-definition perfection. It's been developed for BOTH the face + body. Awesome!

What's their secret?

This magic tube of Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish.

Okay, NOT the cheapest at $45 per tube, but maybe worth the beauty splurge.

This is how Vita Liberata's founder describes her gem of a skin tone makeup balancer:

"Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish gives the most flawless skin finish and is great for reducing the appearance of cellulite and spider veins. It's like wearing luxury sheer stockings…everywhere!" 

Seriously, I am tired of using Sally Hansen's Air-Brush Legs, because it RUBS OFF everywhere if you SWEAT. It looks good but can STREAK if you're sloppy or you sweat it off.

This sounds like a wonderful + effective healthy glow product that discreetly HIDES imperfections.

You can find Body Blur here at Sephora.

I need this. Do you?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Get Summer Face + Neck Skin In Shape With Tingling Nighttime Glycolic AHAs

Summertime is a blast for sure, but it's also the season where we probably do MOST damage, namely because we're in the SUN a lot.

You can wait until autumn to repair your skin, but I say to focus on healthy complexions NOW.

If you want FAST, noticeable results, then go for the AHAs or alpha hydroxy acids.
One of my FAVES---glycolic acid. Yes...it tingles, stings, even burns at times, but it WILL in time:

1. Clear complexion.
2. Smooth and balance skin tone.
3. Soften texture of face + neck.
4. Minimize appearance of pores.
5. Diminish appearance of spots, scars, fine lines + wrinkles.
6. Add a bit of firmness to skin.
7. Exfoliate well to get rid of dead skin cells.
8. Brighten and add a radiant glow.

What's NOT to LOVE about a beauty routine you wear to bed at night?

I am going to give you 2 brands to consider, one high end, the other low end. Both glycolic-based nighttime skin care products are impressive.

 I LOVE glycolic acid, even MORE than Vitamin C serum. Works BETTER for my skin.

Let me add this little piece of advice:

Go slowly when starting a beauty routine with AHAs, like glycolic acid, lactic acid, etc. They can be tough on the face + neck.....and should be used sparingly, until your skin gets used to the product's power.

OLE HENRIKSEN Invigorating Night Treatment™ ($48, at Sephora).

This amazing product features a light gel full of 12 AHA complexes, with glycolic acid topping the list of ingredients.

Reviva Labs, 10% Glycolic Acid Cream ($18.85, at iHerb).

This inexpensive nighttime glycolic acid cream is another excellent choice. It also comes in a 5% glycolic base for those who might wish to begin their routine gently.

Like good glycolic formulas, this one also offers fine texturizing benefits for aging, sun-damaged, or blemished skin.

I'm an AHA believer.....How about you?

Sunday, July 17, 2016

J'Adore Dior! Lip Glow And Rosy Glow Blush For Summer Sizzle

PINK LIPS + PINK BLUSH equal summer sizzle and look FAB on every skin tone.

Sure, you might have to adjust the pink to fit your unique complexion, but it is a universal shade that flatters every woman's skin, when it comes to makeup.

Dior makes gorgeous makeup, and no, it isn't the cheapest, but if you have the $$$ to splurge, then we think the stuff is splurge-worthy.

We, especially, LOVE the Dior GLOW line, like these two:

Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush in Petal.

I know, $44 for a blush compact sounds crazy BUT----it's really pretty + made beautifully. We found it here at Sephora.

Dior Addict Lip Glow in Pink.

Also at Sephora, for $33.

It's a nice, soft, sheer pink with a satin finish.