Tuesday, October 25, 2011

mark. Moisturizers

Winter time always has my skin singing
the blues!  My skin gets itchy, flakey,
and cracks very easily if I don't pamper
my skin with moisture.  Some of my all time favorite
skin moisturizers for my dry skin are from mark.!

My first love, is the Lemon Sugar Body Butter. This is a light moisturizer that smells like lemon sugar and oh so yummy!  The smell is not overwhelming, and it dissipates into a nice light fragrant cream.  While creamy, the consistency is more of a slightly thick lotion.  It absorbs into the skin very quickly and is not greasy (YAY!!  I hate greasy creams).  Makes my skin perfectly moisturized. 

Not only does my body get dry, but my face does as well.  With the wind and cold weather, my face gets quite irritated!  One of my favorite creams to use for winter is mark. Calm and Composed Super Smoothing Moisturizer.  It's a quick absorbing formula infused with super foods avocado and oat, shea butter and red algae combine for a lightweight, oil-free cream that visibly reduces skin redness as it moisturizes (this is also excellent for sensitive skin). 1.7 fl. oz. $18.00 and so worth it!!

For those of use who like using the natural gems of Mother Nature, there is my all time favorite body cream- mark. Relief Effort Total Comfort Body Creme.  This is an amazing cream made with cocoa butter, olive oil and chamomile, and blended with grape and papaya extracts.  This is also EXCELLENT at calming irritated skin!  $14.00


Monday, October 24, 2011

Mineral Makeup

It's no secret that we all age.  The older I get the less I like the "feel" of foundation.  Problem is, I can't be without it!!  In the past year my preference has been mineral makeup (powder) for several reasons. It's quick, easy to apply, comes in a variety of different finishes, feel light and airy on my skin, and makes my skin look healthy and flawless.

Some of the mineral makeup I love to use (and I have used A LOT) is:

AVON Smooth Minerals

You can always get these on sale typically for $7.99 through any AVON rep or online. These come in a variety of color and the texture is silky fine.  This is super soft and evens out my skin tone while giving me a healthy glow that lasts all day.
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Airbrushing Loose Powder

This powder if phenomenal for a drugstore brand!  I have loved wearing this.  It doesn't get cakey, goes on smooth, and gives your face the airbrushed look.  You can find this at most drugstores as well as Target and Wal Mart.

Everyday Minerals

Perhaps my all time favorite mineral foundation ever!!!  This foundation comes in all kinds of finishes and bases from light to intensive, luminous to matte. Just to try samples, you pay a minimal charge and the company ships you samples to try! 

Coastal Scents Palettes

I love eyeshadow palettes because you get so much more variety for your money.  What better place to get great quality eyeshadow palettes than Coastal Scents? 

Coastal Scents offers a variety of palettes that ranges from the 88 palettes on down.  If you've never purchased from Coastal Scents, here are some of my favorite palettes:

Metal Mania

I love a smokey eye, and I love using metallic eyeshadows to give it to me.  The Metal Mania Palette offers 88 metallic smokey colors from grays to browns to berries!  These colors blend well, have long lasting staying power, and little fall out.  I have used all colors in the palette and not a single one was chalky (yay Coastal Scents!!).

88 Shimmer Palette

I love me some color!  This palette offers TONS of choices from blues to greens to purples and pinks!  The shadows in this palette blend beautifully, are long lasting, and look amazing on your eyes!  There are some chalky shadows in this palette, but not many.  I've done a killer pink smokey eye with this palette!  This palette is for those who love color!

Fall Festival

Who doesn't love Fall colors?  This palette's color selection is reminiscent of Fall with the darker blues, forrest green, peaches and browns...what's not to love? This palette is smaller with only 12 colors, but they are full sized pots! None of the eyeshadows are chalky and they are FABULOUS quality!  You can get so many looks from this palette from a lovely Fall smokey eye, to a natural day to day look.

Creative Me #1 Palette

This palette is for us color-loving people who love to get creative!  This palette comes with 12 full sized eyeshadow pots and is bright and funky!  There are a couple of shadows that are chalky that don't apply well, but the rest are gorgeous!  There is so much you can do with this palette.  My favorite is the bright fuschia pink and funky purple!  These work amazingly well as an eyeliner when applying with a wet eyeliner brush.  Just look at these gorgeously fun colors!!

For other great items and more palettes check out http://www.coastalscents.com/ !

Avon Perfumes

I love a good smelling perfume! This is one area people have different tastes in what they love to wear. Some of my favorite perfumes from AVON are the newer ones!

Rare Diamonds

This perfume is a beautiful blend of sparkling plum blossom, diamond orchid and the sophisticated elegance of rich cashmere woods.  It's not overly sweet, and I always get compliments when wearing it!

Rare Gold

This perfume is sweeter than Rare Diamonds.  It's the floral of Ylang-ylang and Bergamot, surrounding a lush heart of Jasmine and Gardenia entwined with precious woods, luxuriant Musk, Amber and Vanilla. 

Haiku Sunset

This wonderful smelling perfume's chemistry is mandarin blossoms softly diffused with misty freesia and sensual woods. This smells nice on the skin and lasts for a very long time!

Chic In Black

This perfume is a classic mingling of sweet fruits, fragrant flowers and rich woods.  In my opinion, this is a very classy and sultry perfume.  Love to wear this!

There are plenty of other perfumes that smell nice from AVON, but these are my favorites that I wear frequently.  If you get the chance, see your local Avon rep today for samples!