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Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion – One of my favorite products of all time!

21 Sep

Happy Friday Lovelies!

I was looking through all the products I use on a regular basis recently and the Dr. Brandt brand  is in pretty heavy rotation in my collection.  One of my favorite products of all time is from the Brandt Collection, The Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant.  

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I have previously blogged about this before here and here.

Even at the $79.00 USD price tag, I cannot stay away from this.  I honestly just think this is the best exfoliator you will get on the market without going to a professional.

This takes off all of your dead skin cells, cleans your pores, polishes your skin and keeps you from aging.  People always ask me how my skin looks so good, this is it.   I use this once week.  You don’t really need to use it much more than  that, it’s THAT good.   This tube, above, has lasted me for 3 years.   If you break down the math, that’s only $26.00 USD per year.  Don’t you spend more than that on the cheaper exfoliating products?  Be honest 🙂

Most other similar products have larger crystals/balls/walnut husks or whatever to do a good enough job at exfoliating or microdermablading your skin.   Some of the other products can actually scratch your skin and/or break your capillaries.  If you injure your skin, you are doing a lot more harm than good.

Dr. Brandt products are available directly through www.drbrandtskincare.com and www.sephora.com.

If you are signed up for Ebates, you can earn 4% back at Sephora and an 8% at Dr. Brandt direct.  You don’t know about Ebates?  What, you need to go treat your self and earn money back on some of the stuff you buy online.  Also, if you sign up for the newsletter on the Brandt website, they have specials and sales very often that you can take advantage of to stock up on your faves.

Do you have a favorite exfoliating product?  What is it and why?

Thanks for reading!

xoxxo Anna

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Review – Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Moisturizer

20 Nov

It feels like I have been getting moisturizer samples a lot lately.  I’m actually not complaining, especially since we are coming into a harsh season, Winter.  Protecting your skin is a must.

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From Ole Henriksen’s website:

So sheer in texture, this luxurious oil-free cream feels light and silky as it penetrates the skin and helps fade discolorations such as freckles, age spots and sun damage without the use of chemicals. Instantly nourishes and retexturizes the skin, smoothes facial lines and provides intense free radical protection to prevent further damage.

BENEFITS

Actiwhite™: Prevents and corrects discoloration and evens skin tone with an effective combination of pea extract and sugar
Vitamin C: Stimulates collagen production
Fruit Acids: Retexturizes and smoothes lines
Sandalwood, Geranium, Licorice and Chamomile Extracts: Soothes, replenishes, balances and purifies the skin
Vitamin E: Heals, restores and nourishes the skin

MY THOUGHTS

I really enjoyed using this sample. I won’t say that this is some extreme special moisturizer, but it’s a very good moisturizer.  It is non-greasy, yet it doesn’t leave my skin dry.  I used it during the Summer to Fall transition weather, with fluctuating temps.  It help up very well, adjusting to my skin’s needs.

It’s not really scented, it has “a” scent, but it’s just sort of faint and nondescript.  Some can call it chemically.

As to how well it holds up to all the anti-aging claims, I don’t think the sample is large enough to see an actual difference in skin texture.  If you recall, I had to use the Pond’s cream double the time recommended by the brand to see any difference in my skin. Here is the link to that review.

Could it in theory make a difference?   Sure, but you would probably need to use this for about 8 weeks to see an improvement.

Would I purchase this?

For the price, no way.  This is a high end cosmetic price point.  I think there are less expensive products on the market that will do the job in that same time frame.

Are you a fan of Sheer Transformation?

Thanks for reading!

~Anna

Review – Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion

16 May

I received a sample of the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion in my Ipsy in April.  I realized that I never posted my April goodies, SO SORRY!!!

However, I loved this so much I needed to tell you lovelies.

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The sample lasted me a few uses.  I thought this was so phenomenal, I ordered a full size after the first use.

Why I love it –

This says that is mimics a salon/spa microdermabrasion and it really does.  I have never felt anything remotely close to a professional micro before this.  I  was sold, immediately.

If you have never had a professional microdermabrasion, expect to feel like there are a million little rocks/ crystals/diamond flakes scrubbing your face.   It doesn’t sting while you are doing it, but it doesn’t feel good.

Your face will be tender afterwards.  It can be red.  It can sting when you apply another product after, especially if it is anything “anti-aging”.

I use it twice a week like the company suggests, and I am loving the results.

SO MUCH CHEAPER than a salon/spa service.

Go get you some!

~Anna

Glamour Beauty – 16 Amazing Oils for Skin

20 Jan

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How to Replicate Patrick Bateman’s Grooming Regimen

24 Oct

You won’t want to stop looking at yourself in the mirror.

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Patrick Bateman spent hours perfecting his appearance.  You might not be able to get his physique right away but with “a balanced diet and a rigorous exercise routine” you might be on the road to Bateman.

Just please don’t kill any hookers.

We can show you how to replicate his grooming regimen- For a step by step CLICK HERE.

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Do you like Phil Collins? I’ve been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke.

Want to see a video of it in action: click here

 

DIY – Coffee Sugar Scrub

16 May

Turns out, using coffee in a scrub actually has some benefits other than making your body smell like heaven and your skin feel amazingly smooth.

  • Caffeine has anti-inflammatory properties and also helps to speed the healing of skin wounds.
  • Caffeine typically aids in blood flow which helps prevent varicose veins and cellulite.
  • Caffeine is a natural antioxidant which help reduce age spots and wrinkles

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Recipe:
1 cup Coffee Grounds (used or unused)
1 cup Coffee Grounds (used or unused)
1/2 cup Coconut or Olive oil
1 cup Sugar (I recommend raw cane sugar)
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 Tbs Ground Cinnamon

Mix together and you are done.il_570xN.451666197_gaqq

How to use:  Apply to damp skin in the shower, scrub, rinse off.

Seriously this scrub is so easy to make that you can do it in under 5 minutes.  Just make sure to use it within about 5 days or it will start to go bad.

“It smells so good you will want to eat it!”

-kassi

The Quest for the Holy Grail…of foundations.

2 May

I know several people who hate wearing foundation or those who only wear it for special occasions  and I’m not going to lie, I am jealous of them.

Since I have red, uneven skin due to a skin condition called rosacea I have been questing for the perfect foundation for years.

100% Pure Healthy Skin foundation has been my go to foundation for the last year.

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100% Natural, 100% Vegan, Gluten free

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Tumeric – facial mask from your own kitchen

23 Apr

Your Fairy Godmothers are huge fans of facial masks.  They are a nice pampering experience and do have added beauty benefits.

Recently, we were introduced to a spice called Tumeric.  Tumeric is a spice native to South Asia with many health benefits when ingested and applied on to the skin.  It can help with discoloration and  psoriasis! Cheers for a bright complexion !  You can pick up tumeric in powder form in the spice section of your grocery store.

Click here http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/20-health-benefits-of-turmeric.html and here http://multiculturalbeauty.about.com/od/Skincare/a/Turmeric-For-Beauty.htm for all the benefits of this exotic spice.

So what do we do with this stuff?  We put it on our precious faces, of course!

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Pro – Tip : Radiant skin on a budget

17 Apr

Ladies, exfoliating your lovely faces is a must in your regular beauty routine. How else do you think we are able to keep our youthful appearances?

Certain friends in the med spa business have told us “Girl, you need to scrub daily!”  And because we listen to anyone in a lab coat, we do.

There are so many products on the market aimed to exfoliate and scrub and promise to reveal a more youthful you. A lot of those products are really good, but the costs add up. Especially if you are looking to do this every day. Also to keep in mind, many drug store scrubs are actually very harsh and can break capillaries causing damage to your skin. Dreadful!

Don’t fret, we found a solution in the form of raw silk!

What it is – MicrodermaMitt $27.00 for 1

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http://www.aboutfaceplusbody.com/catalog/item/8103598/8743686.htm

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