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Lighten Up with St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion.

It's bad enough that we have to dress in heavy layers in the cold winter months. The last thing I want to put on my skin is anything heavy right now though I do need heavy body creams to soothe and moisturize my parched skin. Luckily St. Ives just took the heavy out of lotions with their new Fresh Hydration Lotion.

The new St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion is a continuous spray lotion that effectively moisturizes the skin, yet it feels super light on the skin. The super cool 360 degree spray makes spraying at every angle easy, so getting every nook and cranny (like behind the knees and the back) a cinch. I love that I can get every part of my body moisturized so my entire body is left soft and smooth, yet I don't feel like I am wearing any cream at all.

St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion comes in three varieties for various skin types:

St. Ives Naturally Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter Fresh Hydration Lotion
Formulated with oatmeal & shea butter to soothe dry skin. It is scented with notes of white floral, honey, almond and coconut.

St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion
Contains coconut milk and orchid extract to leave skin silky and smooth as it indulges the senses with a light and luxurious fragrance.

St. Ives Energizing Citrus & Vitamin C Fresh Hydration Lotion
Grapefruit Extract and vitamin C leave skin feeling energized and refreshes with the citrus blended fragrances notes mixes with a soft musk for an ultimate refreshing body treat.

Look for St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotions at your favorite drugstores or mass retailers now. They retailer for about $5.99 - $7.99. 


Holiday 2013: Clarins The Essentials Eye Palette.

Clarins has launched The Essentials Eye Palette, a holiday eye palette that will not only have you creating beautiful neutral eye looks all season long, but all year long. This is Clarins’ blockbuster natural eye palette and it couldn’t be more beautiful.

Holiday 2013: Clarins The Essentials Eye Palette

The Essentials Eye Palette contains 10 mineral eye shadows in beige, taupe and brown tones that can be mixed, matched and layered to create a variety of looks. The shadows have matte, satin and pearl finishes and all are very pigmented so looks can take you from day to night with ease. The shadows are silky soft and wear well all day long. I definitely have no problem playing up the drama with the variety of colors. Don't let the natural shades fool you, because browns are never boring.

The palette includes a mirror and double ended brush made with cruelty free natural pony hair. It is great for blending the shadows out.

Holiday 2013: Clarins The Essentials Eye Palette

Holiday 2013: Clarins The Essentials Eye Palette

As this is a limited edition holiday palette, Clarins is supporting a great cause and there is no better time than the holidays to give back. By purchasing the Essentials Eye Palette you are supporting Clarins initiative to perserve the Kuntanawa culture and ecosystem. In partnership with the PurProject organization, Clarins is dedicated to preserving the Kuntanawa culture by planting 10,000 trees known for their medical and cosmetic properties, allowing them the means to live in total independence and in harmony with nature.

The Essentials Eye Palette sells for $45.00 and will be available this month at Clarins counters and on clarins.com.


Top 10 Concealers.

Ahh, concealers. I am picky about mine. I use various concealers to cover dark circles, dark spots and imperfections. I also use them to even out my skin tone and to highlight my face. I have a few concealers that I depend on and use different concealers depending on the season. Coming up with a list of my top ten concealers was easy actually, because I do use a lot of them on a regular basis.

Top 10 Concealers

I have a a major concealer trick that I swear by. It seems simple, but once you try it, you will thank me for it. Mix your undereye concealer with a dab of eye cream. This not only helps to make your concealer go on more smooth and even, it prevents your concealer from settling into your fine lines around your eyes. Try it and let me know what you think.

Now, onto my favorite concealers.

Top 10 Concealers

1. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - This concealer is not just for undereye circles, it is designed to be used anywhere you need a little cover up or even-ing out too. It is very easy to blend and it's buildable to get custom coverage.

2. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye - If you need to hide a multitude of flaws, this long lasting highly pigmented concealer will do the trick. If offers full coverage so even the darkest of circles and age spots are covered with ease.

3. Benefit Fake Up Crease Control Hydrating Concealer - Fake Up instantly hides dark circles as it diffuses those creases (fine lines) for silky smooth, long-lasting coverage.

4. Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener - This creamy peach-tinted iridescent makeup perks up the undereye area making it look lighter, brighter, and over-all fresh. Just a few dabs under the eye does the trick, and it even works well on the inside corners of the eyes.

5. MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Concealer - This HD formula gives medium coverage that is nearly invisible to the eyes. It goes on very evenly and covers everything from blemishes to undereye circles in seconds.

6. MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - A blendable, all-over concealer that provides full coverage, this creates a beautiful natural, matte finish that lasts up to 15 hours.

7. YSL Touche Éclat - This magic wand simply illuminates light and radiance, just where I need it. This is not just a concealer; it is a highlighting pen for the face. It can banish all signs of fatigue as it lights up the eyes and areas of the face with a few simple swipes of the built in brush.

8. MAC Studio Finish Concealer - This very lightweight concealer offers very opaque coverage for the most hard to cover areas.It is water resistant, yet blendable.

9. COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Concealer - Mixed with a serum, this concealer stay suspended over skin, so like my trick above, this one never settles into fines lines and stays put under eyes.

10. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer - This yellow based concealer covers dark circles better than any other concealer I have tried. I blend it out with a brush so it looks very natural and makes circles disappear.