November 06, 2014

COUI Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen Review

How to prevent future lines, wrinkles and age spots. Let's be honest, most of us only think about sunscreen during the summer months. But did you know that your skin can still become damaged from the sun during the fall and winter?  This is why it is so important to include sunscreen in your daily skin care routine.   The top skin related factors that cause us to look prematurely older are age or brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles which are a result of sun damage.  This is precisely why I wear sunscreen on my face every day. I have recently received a complimentary sample of the COUI UV Moisturizing Facial Lotion SPF 30 from COUI for my review. Here's what I found.

After washing my face, I applied the COUI Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen to my face and neck area and then followed with my makeup application.  I found this facial sunscreen to be light and non-greasy on my skin. And I love that it did not make my face feel sticky or heavy even while wearing makeup.  This facial lotion "provides full-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with vitamins and anti-oxidants. It is also fragrance free and is light enough for oily skin types."  I love skin care products like the COUI Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen that keep my skin looking and feeling youthful by helping to minimize the occurrence of premature signs of aging like age spots, lines and wrinkles.  Remember "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This is especially true when it comes to looking youthful and radiant even as we age. So, if you are interested in adding a sunscreen to your daily skin care routine please check out the COUI Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen. And let me know what you think.  Till then!  B.

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November 05, 2014

The best makeup brushes you need

Every makeup artist knows that even if you have the best products in the world, you're nothing without high-quality tools -- namely, makeup brushes. After all, Michelangelo didn't paint the Sistine Chapel with his fingers. Sure, you know enough to pull yourself together with a simple makeup routine, but you might be missing out on just how incredible you could look with the right makeup brushes -- and just how long they can last with proper care. Take this quiz to find out your Brush IQ. From Total Beauty.com
Are you a makeup genius? Take our quiz and find out
What's Your Makeup Brush IQ?
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You could have the best products in the world, but if you're not using your brushes properly, then you're not getting the most out of your makeup application. Take our quiz to see if you're a beauty expert ... or if you need to brush up on your skills.
October 31, 2014

Get Rid of Cellulite Once and For All

You can spend long days and nights working out in the gym, stick to a strict diet and cut back on the treats you eat every day and still find yourself dealing with cellulite. Often found on the hips, thighs and buttocks, many men and women try getting rid of the problem themselves. When diet and exercise doesn't provide the results you desire, it's time for some professional help.

Cellulaze Treatments

Cellulaze is one of the few treatments that can truly deliver the results that you need. This simply machine specifically targets the fat and tissue underneath your skin to break down cellulite on the inside of your body. The pulses delivered by the machine change the structure of the tissue underneath the cellulite and makes your skin look smoother and flatter without any dimples. Some may even find that the machine improves the elasticity of their skin and makes their skin look younger.

What You Need to Know

When choosing this type of cellulite treatment, there are a few things you need to know. As results vary from person to person, you might find that you don't see results right away. A small number of patients experience immediate results after just one session. This machine also changes the structure of your tissues, which means that results can last for up to 10 or 12 months. If you want to know more about how this treatment works, get in touch with an authorized Cellulaze technician today.

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October 23, 2014

Best Facial Firming Skin Care Products

Top facial firming skin care products that really work.  Check out the top rated facial firming skin care products to help slow down the signs of aging from Total beauty.com
Narrow down your search with these top-rated picks
The 10 Best Facial Firming Skin Care Products
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These are the game-changing serums, creams and treatments ranked highest by our reviewers. They say these top performers can help reduce and even slow down the signs of aging like fine lines, sagging and wrinkles. So what are you waiting for? See which of these facial firming products is right for you!
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.6
"It makes my eyes look at least 20 years younger," raves one reviewer.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.7
"The skin around my eyes feels firmer and the fine lines are less noticeable," says one reviewer.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.8
"This makes a huge difference in the appearance of my fine lines," reports one reviewer.
October 22, 2014

Beauty Box 5 - October Beauty Box Review

Don't miss a step when it comes to staying on top of the latest beauty trends for fall. Once again my Beauty Box 5 has hooked me up with some of the hottest items in beauty to help look my best. Check out what goodies this month's box contained.

Now that the weather is turning colder and drier, keeping my lips soft and sexy has become a top priority. And thanks to Chapstick's new Hydration Lock lip balm, #chapstickplease, having a smooth sexy smacker is a snap.This dual ended lip balm boasts 2 conditioning formulas that help to repair, renew and moisturize lips so you can keep your pout perfect.  And since we are talking about a sexy pout, nothing adds instant sexiness to lips like lip stain!  Bellapierre Cosmetics Cheek and Lip Stain in Pink,#bellapierre, adds that perfect punch of color to lips and cheeks! This creamy, double duty beauty product is definitely a busy girl's must have.  A little dab to cheeks and lips is all you need for a quick touch-up on the go!

If you want a beauty serum that minimizes fine lines / wrinkles AND creates a smooth matte canvas for makeup application then you must check out the Lashem Picture Perfect Serum, #lashem. This nourishing serum is a beauty must have if you love beautiful, flawless looking skin. The next product in my Beauty Box 5 is the Extend Your Beauty Cosmetic Tool, #spattydaddy. This is the BEST cosmetic tool I have ever used to help me get the most out of my beauty products!  This cute beauty spatula not only allows you to use every last drop of your products but it also helps you save money as well as extend the life of your beauty products. Definitely worth checking out! And  finally, the last item in my Beauty Box 5 is the Nanacoco Nail Polish,#nanacoco. If you love to indulge in professional, high quality nail lacquers then you must check out this nail polish.  The colors are gorgeous, they dry quickly and they deliver salon quality results.  Add a pop of pretty to fingers and toes with the Nanacoco Nail Polish .

So, if you love having the latest products in beauty delivered to your door every month then please check out what Beauty Box 5 has to offer.  Please let me know w hat you think.  Till then! Please review the disclosure and disclaimer section regarding product reviews
October 11, 2014

Show Me; Don't Tell Me

Showing love to a husband, fiancĂ© or boyfriend speaks louder than the words “I love you”. While some people like to hear the words, it means a greater deal when a person shows it. However, certain occasions or certain reasons may cause a partner to want to show love with a greater gesture. For instance, Father’s Day or a birthday are good days to show a man what he means to the family and how much the family appreciates him. 

A surprise trip to a desired location is an excellent way to show a man what he means to the family. Slowly decide the details ahead of time. For instance, begin looking into flights and tuck away money here and there. Slowly putting money to the side provides a way of having the necessary funds for the trip without tipping off a partner about the trip. Credit cards can provide another option to funding provided that they can be paid off within the month. 

Pampering is also a good way to show love to a boyfriend, fiance or husband. Get some massage oil from a boutique de massage or invest in massage tables Toronto to provide a head to toe massage. Take a massage class or research tips on the Internet. A partner will appreciate the special effort given to make them happy. 

There are many ways to show love to a partner. It needn’t be anything extravagant. It could be as simple as bringing them coffee while they’re still lying in bed. Love is all about action. Do something today. 

Find inexpensive acne fighting products and solutions from your drugstore

The products our reviewers trust to nix their blemishes
9 Best Drugstore Acne Products
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The drugstore is a great place to find inexpensive solutions for your acne -- if you know what to look for. That's where our readers come in. They've reviewed hundreds of drugstore acne-fighting products. Based on their reviews, we pulled together the top nine products they trust to clear up their skin.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 7.7
Reviewers applaud this fresh liquid gel for its delicate fragrance and the pleasant cooling sensation it has on skin.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 7.7
Reviewers strongly recommend this scrub for its "creamy consistency," which tingles and exfoliates nicely.
TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 7.9
"When I put it on my entire face right before I go to bed, I'll wake up and will have noticeably clearer skin," says one reviewer.

Volunteer for better health - Can volunteering and helping others lower your mortality rate?

Simple ways to give back -- and how helping others helps you feel great.
How Doing Good Makes You Feel Great
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It turns out, that rush you get from helping others isn't just a good feeling -- it can actually be saving your life. Studies show that volunteerism is related to a 20 percent lower rate of mortality. To help you get started, we pulled together a guide of simple ways you can give back.

Power colors that match your Zodiac sign

Your color-coded horoscope
What's Your Astrological Power Color?
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Even if you don't check your astrological horoscope daily, you know that your zodiac sign uncannily matches your personality. Bring out the best qualities of your sign with these power colors.

Colorful makeup trends for fall

It's time to shake up your makeup routine with these on-trend shades
Fall's Most Colorful Cosmetics
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Fall may be in full swing, but that doesn't mean you have to give up colorful makeup. This fall, it's all about ditching your neutral makeup colors for moody, rich shades that complement your skin tone.

Step by step guide to trendy nail art designs

Your step-by-step guide to the trendiest fall nail art designs
Steal These Nail Art Trends for Fall
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Paintbox is where NYC cool girls go to get their nail art fix. The nail salon offers a trendy, seasonal menu of gorgeous designs, and we cajoled founder Eleanor Langston into sharing what's new for fall. Bonus: She also spilled her tips for getting the look at home.

Nail Polish and the possible secret to your true personality

Your favorite nail polish shade reveals a lot about your inner self
What Does Your Nail Polish Say About Your Personality?
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If you're anything like us, you have nail polish in every shade of the rainbow ... and then some. Then why, with all of those colors to choose from, do you keep going back to the same shade? It turns out your favorite nail color in your collection is actually an indicator of your personality type.
October 09, 2014

NIOXIN DiamaxAdvanced Review - Get thicker fuller hair

How do you make thin or thinning hair look and feel thicker?  Finding the answer to that question is something that so many of us are constantly searching for. Thinning hair can come with age, can be caused by taking certain medications, may be triggered by stressor or as in my case, you may simply have been born with fine hair.  And like most people with thin hair, I have tried countless products that have promised thicker hair, only to find that they did not hold up to their promise. So when I come across a hair thickening product that works, I need to share that good news with my readers. The only hair care line that I really like to help inflate my flat locks is NIOXIN. I have always had very good results with the NIOXIN hair care line and their new DiamaxAdvanced is just the icing on the cake! I received a complimentary sample from NIOXIN for my review.

NIOXIN DiamaxAdvancedTM, with 25% more active ingredients:
  • 1. Instantly Thickens existing hair so it’s as if you have up to 11,000 more hair strands.*
  • 2. Provides long-lasting fullness for up to 8 hours against humidity.**
  • 3. Protects against breakage allowing hair to grow longer.
DiamaxAdvancedTMis a leave-on treatment that can be used with the Nioxin 3-part systems for thicker, denser-looking hair.

One of the features that I really like about the NIOXIN DiamaxAdvanced is that it can be used on both wet or dry hair.  Perfect for those days and times that my hair needs a little more UMPH, like towards the end of my day, this product helps my fine hair look and feel fuller. The specially designed nozzle allows you to apply the product directly to the roots for a more precise application.  I however, like to dispense the product on to my fingers and then apply it to my scalp and roots of my hair (either on dry or damp hair).  The NIOXIN DiamaxAdvanced helps my hair look and feel thicker, fuller and more "lifted" without leaving it stiff or sticky. I absolutely love this stuff. It's the perfect addition to my NIOXIN hair care product line-up for thicker, fuller hair.  So, I your hair is leaving your feeling flat then you must check out all that NIOXIN has to offer like their new DiamxAdvanced, you won't be disappointed. And don't forget to let me know what you think!  Till then!  B.

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October 06, 2014

Resurfacing Devices

Using resurfacing devices is a simple thing for everyone who owns a skating rink or other icy surface. These surfaces need to be smoothed over many times to help maintain their integrity, and the owner of the surface must make sure that they are doing a great deal of work to keep the surface flat. 

Purchasing these devices is simple for the owner, but the owner must learn more to figure which type of device to use. There are devices that cover small areas, and these can be used to touch us the surface. There are larger devices that can be used to make sure that the entire surface is clean, but the owner must make the choice.

There are many homeowners who keep the icy surface of the lake behind their house smooth with these devices, and there are large sports arenas that need to use these devices to service the ice in their arena. The device can be powered independently, and the device can be rolled to any point on the ice. There are many ways for people to use these devices, but they must first choose the device that is going to work well with their surface.

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October 02, 2014

Best nail polishes for the office

Get ahead at the office with these workplace-approved polish picks
Polishes That Work at Work
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Perfectly polished digits do more than boost your confidence -- they can also enhance the point you're trying to get across. From your first day at work to a big boardroom presentation, we found the right color to help you make the best impression.