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November Favorites

The holidays have really kicked into gear by now, and there are lots of favorites on my list, so let’s jump in!

Blemish + Age Defense

1. Acne Treatment
Even though I’m in my late 30’s, I still get breakouts, whether due to hormones, stress or bad luck. However, I have a powerful product in my must-haves that keeps the damage minimal without drying out my face. It’s the SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense liquid. Just a few drops on a blemish and it begins working to dry it up without drying aging skin.

Yes, it’s a little bit of a splurge at $88, but it’s worth it. One bottle will last months, and it’s the best blemish treatment I’ve found in many years of looking!

2. Under Eye Circles

Jane Iredale’s Enlighten

Whether the holidays have you stressed out to the point you’re not sleeping, or you’ve been to too many holiday get-togethers, the under eye area can give us away so quickly! Jane Iredale’s Enlighten under eye concealer is the way to go for covering up those dark areas. Unless you are very dark complected, I would choose shade 1. The trick is to use your middle finger and take the smallest amount and pat gently under the eyes.It will look a little reddish orange but that’s OK! Then you can cover with a tiny speck of foundation, or a colored powder. Either way, your eyes will look more vibrant and alive! At $29, it’s not exactly cheap, but not too pricey considering one pot will last a long time.

Rose Jam Shower Gel

3. Smell Goods
It’s that time of year again when LUSH ever so graciously shares with us the Rose Jam shower gel. A mixture of roses and lemon, this shower gel will become your instant favorite. As I looked today, it’s out of stock online, but you may be able to find it in stores – if not, I’d suggest perusing eBay. It’s totally worth it. I make sure to get enough each Christmas to last me (sparingly) throughout the next year. Haven’t once regretted it! lush.com

Rodial Bee Venom Moisturizer

 4. Getting Rid Of Fine Lines
Yep, I’ve got them. Mine are mostly around my mouth, and I hate them! Short of doing some kind of injection, I’ve found the Rodial Bee Venom Moisturizer softens the deep crease I have on the right side of my mouth. I’ll go ahead and tell you now – it’s expensive. $190 a jar. But it’s much less expensive than Botox or Juvederm or any other fillers. Maybe you can even score a sample – who knows?

I know, I know I owe you a December/End of the Year favorites. Working on that now! I love each and every one of you who stop by to read my thoughts on everything beauty, skin care and hair care. You are my people!

June Favorites

It’s true! I’m actually compiling my June favorites on time! Are you as excited as I am? I’m pretty excited!

Alterna-dry-shampooFirst up is a new dry shampoo that I have really been enjoying – Alterna’s Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Dry Shampoo (it comes in both Lemon Sugar and Bamboo Leaf – both smell great). I love this brand of dry shampoo because it’s practically translucent. Unless you go WAY overboard on it, you will not get that white cast that us dark headed beauties run into much of the time. So, that’s a definitely plus. It also helps with some body, but doesn’t feel unnatural as I’ve noticed with some other brands. You can find this baby at Sephora.

Next up – GlamGlow’s Bright Mud 3-minute eye treatment.

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Please and thank you. Whether you’ve pulled an all-nighter, partied too hard, had an ugly crying session -it doesn’t matter. This 3 minute treatment will calm those nasty puffy under eyes and leave you feeling back to normal. And they’re small enough to carry with you, in case you need an emergency treatment! Just pat on, wait 3 minutes and gently wipe off. So easy. What did I do before these? Also available at Sephora. I’ve always been pretty good at protecting my face from too much sun. I guess that’s party of the reason that at 37 (soon to be 38), people mistake me for being much, much younger. A blessing and a curse – well, more of a blessing now.

Anyway, Skiskinc-physicalmatte50spfnceuticals Physical Matte SPF 50 cream is great. It helps keep your oil at bay (although, you will still sweat, gotta mention that!) and protects skin at SPF 50! Win-win!

You can wear this alone (it’s slightly tinted) or under your usual makeup. Definitely something to consider this summer. Available at skinceuticals.com

I’m in love with the new L’Oreal Le Matte Lipstick Pens. They have incredible L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Pen in Matte For Me L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Pen in Matte-r of Factpigmentation, a little moisture, a matte finish and while they may not be touted as “long wearing”, I think they do pretty well in that area, too. My favorite color is the bright pink. It makes me feel confident and sassy, and what could be wrong with that??

These are available now that it’s July! I’d stock up! Check your local drugstore  or other big box store that carries cosmetics.

That’s all I’ve got for my June favorites. I hope you enjoyed hearing what I’m loving right now, and perhaps are inspired to try one or more of these products yourself!