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Review: Lancôme Énergie De Vie Pearly Lotion

That’s a mouthful isn’t it?  Last year, I received a deluxe sample of this from Myles Sexton.  It sat in it’s box for several months before I thought-hey it’s winter, I should try this. I am SO glad I did.  I flew through the sample (which lasted me several weeks) and purchased a full size recently.  Keep reading for my Review: Lancôme Énergie De Vie Pearly Lotion Energizing & Hydrating Facial Essence.

What I’m about to write is NOT meant to sound uppity or snooty.  I typically do not use ‘fluffy’ skincare.  By ‘fluffy’, I mean products that look pretty and may feel nice but offer little to no results.  Many of my skincare items are ‘treatments’ or ‘targeted’ for a certain issue or concern.  That leaves out much of the skincare available at the drugstore or department stores, and even Sephora.  I spend a lot of time (probably too much time) researching skincare and ingredients and looking at efficacy studies because I care about what goes on my face.

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Best Eye Creams for Wrinkles

I started noticing that my eye area was changing when I was in my late 30’s-especially the appearance of fine lines, which REALLY bothered me. I had never investigated eye creams specifically, and knew that I probably should’ve been using one (or three) but didn’t bother, assuming that since my skincare was great, that my eyes would absorb the product I was using on my face and everything would be dandy. Well, I was wrong about that-hence this blog post. Please see my picks for the Best Eye Creams for Wrinkles.

What are your favorite or best eye creams? Found anything that really works for you that you’d care to share? Leave your recommendations in the comments below!

Want to keep it natural?

Try Rosehip & Hibiscus Eye Cream  by LilyAna Naturals.

Best eye creams: Rosehip & Hibiscus Eye Cream

This best selling cream hydrates, moisturizes and softens delicate facial skin to help stop the advancement of aging with no parabens, artificial colors or artificial fragrances. It is 77% organic, contains Rosehip oil and is not tested on animals.

Benefits:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dryness and sagging.
  • Increase elasticity, firm and plump skin.
  • Improve skin tone and texture. Reduce discoloration and scaring.
  • Hydrate, soften and smooth the skin to prevent premature aging.
  • Not just for the eyes! Apply on face, neck and décolletage area for radiant looking skin.

 

Looking for the perfect hybrid of Natural & Cutting Edge?

Try: Baebody Eye Gel for Dark Circles, Puffiness, Wrinkles and Bags by Baebody

Best eye creams: Baebody Eye Gel for Dark Circles, Puffiness, Wrinkles and Bags

This light textured gel contains Hyaluronic Acid to Hydrate and Plump Skin, Matrixyl 3000 to Firm Skin, Vitamin E, MSM, and Plant Stem Cells to Strengthen Skin to Protect Against Sun Damage and Aging.

Benefits:

  • Reduce puffiness & dark circles
  • Hyaluronic Acid Hydrates and Plumps Skin, Matrixyl 3000 Firms Skin, Vitamin E, MSM, and Plant Stem Cells Strengthen Skin to Protect Against Sun Damage and Aging.
  • No Fillers, Harmful Fragrances, Dyes or Parabens. Cruelty free, not tested on animals.

 

Want something no-nonsense and wallet-friendly?  

Try Garnier Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Eye Cream

Best eye creams: Garnier Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Eye Cream

With Pro-Retinol from nature, this anti-wrinkle firming eye cream works in the eye area to firm wrinkles and fine lines without harsh side effects.

Benefits:

  • Non-comedogenic—won’t clog pores
  • Gentle to skin
  • Allergy tested
  • Non-greasy

*Ingredient complexes developed exclusively by Garnier to work on skin’s outer layer.

 

Looking for a next-level eye treatment?

Try Pure Body Naturals Gel Eye & Face professional treatment, a rejuvenating and enriching anti aging eye gel to revitalize your skin

Best eye creams: Pure Body Naturals Eye Cream for Dark Circles Puffiness Wrinkles and Bags

Benefits:

  • Restores skin by rejuvenating, enriching and moisturising so it is smooth,firm, and filled with moisture.Contains Matrixyl 3000 and Plant Stem Cells to reinforce the skin and prevent eye bags and wrinkles.
  • Protects the skin with Hyaluronic acid, preventing sagginess, and helps  dark circles around the eyes.
  • Gel can also be used on all parts of the body, leaving the skin looking radiant and feeling smooth and nourished.

 

Are you a multi-tasker? Work on your eyes while you sleep with First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm

Best eye creams: First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm

This balm will help nourish, firm and smooth the appearance of the skin around the eye area-all while you sleep!

Benefits:

  • Safe for sensitive skin
  • Allergy tested
  • Fragrance free

 

These are just some of my best eye creams for wrinkles.  Let me know if you’ve tried any of them or have any others you’d like to recommend.

The ULTIMATE WINTER SURVIVAL KIT!

I’ll be the first to jump up and say I love the ‘holiday season’ and by that I mean, I love the holiday season from the comfort of my own home.  Being out in the elements because I have to is one thing-but if I don’t have to, you’ll find me nestled under a throw blanket in front of the Christmas tree.  Since I’m still on my daily grind, with a 9-5 obligation, Olay, Secret, Pantene, and Herbal Essences have a few Winter Essentials to keep me looking my absolute best when I am toe to toe with Jack Frost.  Let me know how you brave the cold and thanks for reading!

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Addicted to all things pretty-The Luxe Oil that you need to know about!

I like oils for face and body. It’s that simple.

I chat with a lot of people on twitter. one of the lovelies I chat with (I discovered) has a line of oils for face, body, hair-I suppose they could be called “multi-purpose.”  I had to get my hands on some of this.

All of the products interested me but I restrained myself and purchased the LUXE oil (and yes, I asked for recommendations of what to buy before purchasing).

Luxe oil *photo used with permission

Luxe oil *photo used with permission

Here’s what the website says:

Not only only does LUXE OIL moisturize and nourish the skin but it also has healing properties and helps clear blemishes as well as scarring from small wounds, cuts, and burns and eczema. Some have reported a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles… just another benefit of LUXE OIL. With continued use you’ll see improvements in your skin.

*photo used with permission*

*photo used with permission*

How to use:
LUXE OIL is a very versatile oil that can be used many ways. One primary use is as an in-shower moisturizer with 1-3 pumps into a well lathered towel or body sponge. The amount needed varies since some use body soaps that are harsher than others, and some of us use soaps that are free of sulfates and detergents.  You can also use it on damp skin fresh out the shower as you would a regular body oil. Other great uses include; hair oil to seal moisture, cuticle oil, and face moisturizer.

Instructions:

– In-Shower Moisturizer
Add 1-3 pumps (more if you’re using the treatment pump that dispenses less product) into a well-lathered towel or body sponge
Wash as usual
Rinse
Pat dry with dry towel or prance around… allow the oils to absorb

– Body Moisturizer
Apply all over
Prance around… allow the oils to absorb

Ingredients:
Coconut Oil
Safflower Oil
Sea-buckthorn Oil
Avocado Oil
Olive Oil
(optional) Fragrance

There are many choices of fragrance for the oil as well as having the choice to skip fragrance!  Please see the website for a description of fragrances (there are SO many).  I chose ‘Scorned Nymph’ which includes notes of juicy plum and frankincense.  I describe it as a fruity scent with a warm, spicy, exotic finish…it kind of creeps up on you.

How do I use it LUXE oil?

I listed the ways to use the product above but my FAVORITE way to use it is fresh out of the shower-I pat myself with a towel so my skin is so damp, and apply luxe oil to trap moisture in my skin.  I know the instructions say to prance around.  Maybe I do and maybe I don’t. I’ll leave that to your imagination.  If you know me at all, you know I probably prance. It absorbs fairly quickly but I would give it a solid 2-3 minutes before putting clothes on.

I ALSO use it on my scalp the night before I wash my hair.  I know that there is some minor controversy regarding oiling the scalp but I find it incredibly beneficial-after all, that is the root of your hair, why not nourish it?

Overall thoughts

I know there are a lot of oils on the market. I’ve tried a lot of the oils on the market. Why do I like this one so much? It’s made with ingredients I can pronounce-there are many ways to use it, the scent is intoxicating, and someone I know makes this product.  All great reasons.  LUXE oil is definitely worth checking out-and it’s offered in several different sizes so it will fit into your budget.  Also please note, there are face oils, bath salts, scalp oils,and shea butter too!

photo used with permission

photo used with permission

photo used with permission

photo used with permission

photo used with permission

photo used with permission

 

Find LUXE oil:

on their website

on twitter

on facebook

 

A balm like no other-Kona Kare Essensual lip butter balm!

Living in Canada has afforded me the opportunity to try many different kinds of lip treatments/protectants. In addition, because my lips are on the ‘dry’ side-it is 99% likely for me to be carrying some kind of lip product on my person at all times. While I am not necessarily searching out “natural” products, I do focus more on ingredients when I am considering a lip balm/lip treatment. I try very hard *NOT* to wear products that contain petroleum (which I consider to be a ‘wool over the eyes’ type bandage solution). Petroleum jelly sits on top of my lips and doesn’t do anything else.  Unfortunately, that limits me from using the majority of lip treatments.

Until now….enter Kona Kare Essensual Lip Butter Balms!  100% Wonderfully natural and Made in Canada to boot!

Using only the finest oils and butters from all corners of the world, our lip butter balm is truly unrivalled!  Blended with Monoi de Tahiti oil, our lip butter balm not only moisturizes and protects your lips from dehydration, but also acts as a lip primer and offers natural, brilliant shine.”

Tempted yet? Well, take a look at the packaging:

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So if you’re impressed…you should be.  These balms apply like a dream. One pass/go-round the lips is absolute perfect.  Smooth, hydrated, moisturized.  Fantastic.

Kona Kare Essensual Lip Butter Balms are available in  and retail for

For more information on Kona Kare, check out:

their website

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Dazzling new beauty products from L’Oréal Paris (available in early 2013)

Oh L’Oréal Paris how I love thee….check out these new products available in Canada in early 2013 (think from now-February 2013!)

Presenting:

Ideal skincare for customized, hassle free and simple moisturizing solution for all women.  The Ideal skincare line offers a range of oil-free, lightweight cleansers, lotions and creams for women with dry, sensitive or normal skin.  Each product is customized for beautiful skin and won’t clog pores or cause breakouts.

In stores:February 2013

Suggested retail:  $9.99 CAD-$12.99 CAD

 

Presenting:

Colour Riche Caresse Shine Stain Lipcolor, a revolutionary hybrid formula made up of 30% water combined with light shine oils for a shiny kiss of colour with a subtly sensual ‘wet look.’  Available in 12 pure light shades.

In stores January 2013

Suggested retail: $12.99 CAD

Presenting:

Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads are four expertly harmonized colours in a golden case. Each one is made up of micro milled pigments to create a silk texture on skin. 20 quads available with colours ranging from beautiful beiges and taupes to blues and purples to pinks and greys.

In stores:  January 2013

Suggested retail:  $11.99 CAD

Presenting:

Visible Lift Colour Blush recreates volume to uplift and bring cheekbones out of hiding, adds radiance and adds luminosity.  It’s lightweight powder in a creamy texture never settles into fine lines.  A hint of shimmer gives skin a youthful glow.  It has zero talc and zero wax and is available in 6 shades.

In stores:  January 2013

Suggested retail:  $16.99

Presenting:

Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara with a lash hugging brush shaped to fit the contour of the eye line and define every single lash even the smallest ones.  Containing 200 brushes, it captures them lash by lash to create incredibly long, perfectly defined lashes.  Available in regular and waterproof formulas.

In stores:  January 2013

Suggested retail:  $12.99 CAD

Presenting:

Healthy look Creme Colour Gloss Haircolour super glossy, semi-permanent colour that delivers rich colour while softly blending away greys without ammonia!  28 shades available!

In stores:  February 2013

Suggested retail:  $11.99 CAD

Presenting:

Elnett Satin Heat Sprays in 3 formulas-straight, volume, and curl styles featuring Elnett’s classic fine, micro-diffusion spray technology and impeccable finish.  Elnett Satin Heat Sprays are the first styling sprays with dual action to:

-protect hair from styling tools up to 230 degrees Celsius

-lock in shape and style for three days

In stores: December 2012 (HOORAY!)

Suggested retail:  $9.99

Presenting:

Power moisture haircare line features a shampoo, conditioner and deep hydrating masque that provide instant infusion of moisture, leaving hair silky, soft and shiny.  With 10x more moisture than traditional hydrating haircare, this line offers a ‘rush’ of moisture.

In stores: February 2013

Suggested retail $5.99 CAD-$9.99 CAD

Presenting:

Colour Riche Nail Colour in 8 *new* shades that will create nail envy!

In stores:  January 2013

Suggested retail:  $6.99 CAD

Presenting:

Color Genius iPhone application enables women to effortlessly coordinate their nails to their outfit. Users simply snap an image of themselves in an outfit. Then they choose their mood between Day/Night and the application prompts them if they would like to Match it, Blend it or Clash it.  Based on the user’s selection, the application then offers the optimal L’Oreal Paris nail polish color and coordinates it with Colour Riche lipcolour and eye shadow to get the desired total look.

In stores:  NOW!

Suggested retail:  FREE!

Honestly, this is the tip of the iceberg….the word is that L’Oréal Paris has over 80 new products to unveil in 2013! That’s EIGHT-ZERO!!! I can’t wait to see what they have come up with!

 

Taking George’s cream for a spin around the office-and offsite too!

I work in an office in an administration capacity.  I handle a lot of paper, do a lot of typing, and occasionally talk on the phone. So of course my hands get dry.  I have used MANY MANY MANY different types of hand creams.  They all seem to work at first (especially when I have a paper cut-OWWWW), but I find many of them leave me wanting more.  They’re either too runny, too thick, don’t absorb well, or absorb too fast.  Before I know it, I’m  dry again and needing to re-apply.

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