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Saturday
Jul132013

IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection.

You know I am all about the great beauty deals on QVC, and today's TSV is a good one. It is a 6 piece collection from IT Cosmetics. You know the people that bring you High Performance, Skin Loving, Problem Solutions. They have put together Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection and it will have you looking your best from the get go.

IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection

The 6-piece collection includes:

Bye Bye Under Eye® - This is one of my favorite concealers ever, as it hides a multitude of flaws. It is highly pigmented and offers full coverage so it covers even the darkest of circles and, ahem, age spots. The consistency is so creamy good. It was developed with plastic surgeons so it is formulated with the good stuff like hydrolyzed collagen plus Vitamin K to help treat dark circles too. What I really love about this concealer is that it never ever cracks or creases as it lasts all day.

Heavenly Luxe™ Dual Airbrush Foundation/Concealer Brush - This brush is perfect for applying Bye Bye Under Eye®. I use the concealer end around my eyes and the fuller, foundation brush end for dotting over my hyperpigmentation and age spots. It blends it out to evenly and smooth.

Hello Light™ Anti-Aging Crème Luminizer - This soft illuminator completely erases shadows, sallowness and any type of darkness on the skin as it gives off a subtle lightening effect. It is superior to most other luminizers I have tried as this does not highlight fine lines or wrinkles, like so many tend to do. This includes some super powerful anti-aging ingredients like peptides, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and some Vitamins to hydrate, condition and nourish the skin while it makes it glow.

Heavenly Luxe™ Pointed Precision Complexion Brush - This perfectly shaped lush brush applies Hello Light™ with ease. I use it to apply the luminizer on the tops of my cheekbones, brow bone and right on the top of my upper lip, where it sinks it.

YBBB™ Your Brows But Better™ Brow Power Skinny Pencil - I don't know how this works so well, but this super skinny brow pencil adheres to the skin, taming the brows as it fills them in perfectly. The one universal shade works on everyone too. I use it on my medium-brown brows, my daughter uses it on her black brows, and my mother uses it on her blonde brows. The shade works great for us all.

Vitality Lip Blush™ Hydrating Gloss Stain - This is a brand new product for IT and it makes the perfect final addition to the collection. This gloss is infused with nine ultra-rich butters and oils to hydrate lips to the max. Collagen and peptides nourish the lips, while hyaluronic acid plumps the lines to make lips look smoother. The shade is a very natural looking lip color, but it offers a lot of lasting power and high shine. I like this alone for a naturally, beautiful look.

All you have to do is choose your concealer shade, and the rest of the collection will come as is. Choose from Light, Medium, Tan or Deep. I am using the shade Medium right now. My winter shade would definitely be Light.

The IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You 6-pc Collection is item #A235134 and the Today's Special Value price is $59.96. Now remember, this deal is ONLY good today Saturday, July 13, 2013. The link to purchase Saturday, July 13, 2013 ONLY is http://qvc.co/ItCosmetics_TSV.

Friday
Jul122013

Murad Renewing Cleansing Oil.

I've never been excited about cleansing my face with oil. In fact, I don't think I ever have until now. Why did I try this? Well, because Dr. Murad created this new Renewing Cleansing Oil and I am such a huge fan of his products; I knew it had to be good.

Murad Renewing Cleansing Oil Review | Beautiful Makeup Search

Topically, products featuring natural botanicals and essential oils offer a wide range of benefits – from plumping to hydrating, from dissolving makeup to boosting cell turnover – and doing it all without irritating the skin. Additionally, many types of oils, such as Safflower, Grape Seed and Sunflower, have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties when used topically. When using oils for cleansing, the oil in the skin attaches to the oil in the cleanser, and when rinsed off, it results in clearer, unclogged pores. Oil cleansers also bind to makeup and other daily dirt leaving your skin clean, but not parched. -- Howard Murad, M.D. FAAD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine, Founder of Murad, Inc. and the Inclusive Health® movement

This non-comedogenic (meaning it will not clog pores) cleanser that utilizes a powerful combo of botanical oils, including Grape Seed, Pomegranate Seed and Sunflower Seed Oils along with Olive Fruit Extract to gently removes impurities, irritates and makeup. Additionally, it contains Jojoba and Licorice Extract which helps to improve dry, cracked skin and Sweet Almond Oil, which provides the optimal level of moisture to soothe and soften the skin.

I was surprised by how nice this feels on my skin. I need just a few drops of the oil. I pour it into my palm and then rub my hands together. I notice the oil doesn't lather, but it does thicken up and feels like more of a cleanser. I then simply wash my face. The cleanser removed every trace of makeup and grime. My face was left feeling super soft and supple. I usually feel parched pretty soon after washing and need to apply moisturizer immediately, but I didn't with this. My skin looked and felt like I had already applied moistuizer, when in fact, I had not.

I am not sure how often I will use Renewing Cleansing Oil this summer, because I don't need the extra hydration right now. Honestly, I already feel like a grease pit. Come winter, though, I think this will be my best friend. For now, I am going to use it to shave my legs. Yes, I experiment with products and this is making for an awesome close shave and super smooth legs that don't need body lotion.

Murad Renewing Cleansing Oil sells for $32.00 and is also available at Sephora.

Thursday
Jul112013

Summer Must: Urban Decay De-slick Mattifying Powder.

Even those of use with dry skin get shiny in the summer. Whether it is oil, sweat or just some shine for no specific reason, I am not a fan of looking greasy. Seriously. Who likes shiny skin? Urban Decay doesn't and has just relaunched this favorite powder to get rid of all things shiny. Meet De-Slick Mattifying Powder.

Urban Decay De-slick Mattifying Powder

De-Slick does what it sounds like it does. It gets rid of that un-flattering slick shine. It does this with rice powder. It is super lightweight and super absorbent, so not only does it banish shine, but it actually absorbs oil. What is really great about De-Slick is that it comes in one universal shade good for every skin tone. Really, it is. Don't let the pale lavender color scare you. It goes on invisibly and simply gets rid of shine and controls it all throughout the day.

To apply, you can use the enclosed sponge, but I like to use a fluffy powder brush to do the trick. De-Slick never looks cakey or dull. It honestly doesn't even look like I am wearing powder after I apply it. All it does is absorb the shine.

De-Slick Mattifying Powder sells for $32.00 and is available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy's and urbandecay.com.