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Thursday
Sep122013

NEW from Benefit: Rockateur Box o' Powder.

Benefit Cosmetics just expanded its' Box o' Powder line with this new Rockateur Cheek Powder. Well, they are calling it "Famously Provocative Cheek Powder" and I sort of like that name, don't you?

Rockateur is a silky powder blush that is like a blush/highlighter in one product. It is a pretty brown based pink shade with a very satiny, subtly gold finish. It is like rose gold! On first swipe, I could barely tell where it was applied, but with a few strokes of the brush, the pigment really came through.

NEW from Benefit: Rockateur Box o' Powder

The formula is unique. It is actually a combination of powder, baked, cream and fluid textures that makes it have such a strong color payoff. It feels and applies like a baked powder. I think that may be why I like it as a highlighter so much. While I am wary of many highlighters because of their ability to highlight lines and pores, Rockateur does not. It highlights in a way that it softens. It really is beautiful.

Benefit Rockateur Box o' Powder

I have to mention that this is one product in which I really like the brush too. The stocky brush is full of natural feeling hairs that make it easy to sweep the powder onto the apples of cheeks and then blend up the cheekbone.

Benefit Rockateur Box o' Powder is available now at Benefit Cosmetics and Sephora for $28.00.

Thursday
Sep122013

Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 7.

Did you ever notice that every celebration or social gathering seems to revolve around food? And very rarely is any of this food healthy. I had a week full of dinners out, celebrations, dinner with friends, a luncheon, bridal shower and cook outs. The unhealthy food was flowing. Planning and make the right choices had to be done. It wasn't easy though, I will tell you that.

Remember you have a choice...

For most functions, I made an effort to plan ahead. I would eat a Nutrisystem bar that is full of protein and very filling. I would also make sure to have filled up on water. I figured if I were full, I would pass up on any hors d'oeuvres or stick my hand in the bread basket. I chose to hang out by the veggie platter a few times and would order salad or carefully chose food from the "light" menu. It was harder at the two buffet style parties I went to, but I basically ate light and chose what I thought were the healthiest options. It is the only way I could stay on track. It was not easy, especially passing on the yummy desserts. The funny thing is, I am of the mind set now that I am not being deprived. I am making the choice to be healthier, and my reward is in that. Not to mention that watching the numbers on the scale go down is a great reward too.

This week, I did see my number on the scale go down again - woo! I lost another 1.5 pounds this week, making my total weight loss 13.5 pounds so far. Planning and making the right choices paid off. As of now, I only have two functions coming up next week and I will stick to my plan for dealing with these challenges.

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog.

Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me with the Nustrisystem program, free of charge, which includes food and support, in exchange for my honest opinion of the program. No other compensation has been given. All thoughts are my own.

Wednesday
Sep112013

Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream.

I am serious about my skin care. It has taken me a long time to learn that I need to use products that do much more than just keep skin hydrated. I need my skin care products to take a multi-pronged approach and target all my signs of aging. On top of that, I don't want to wait months to see if a product is working for me. And the fact that I get to test a lot of products, I really need them to work quickly or I'll move onto the next. Well, I started using the newer Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream two weeks ago and I know I'll be keeping this one in my regimen for some time.

Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream

Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream was formulated with chemists that took this multi-pronged approach to aging and made this cream target multiple key signs of aging. With Kiehl’s cutting edge formula and their proprietary Tri-Active Technology, this cream clinically demonstrated to simultaneously lift, firm, visibly redefine and retexturize skin in - get this - just two weeks. And those results double in four weeks.

The secret is the combination of Jasmonic Acid, Beech Tree Extract and Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid blended together. Alone, each of these ingredients do things like plump, hydrate, even, and retexturize the skin. Together they did these all, but performed better, and faster then even thought.

See also: Kiehl's Dark Spot Solution

Like I said, I've been using Super Super Multi-Corrective Cream for just two weeks, every night. The cream is a thick, almost gel-like cream that instantly absorbs into my skin. It has a strong scent, which I am guessing is from the Beech Tree Extract, but it fades in a few minutes. My skin is more radiant and even in texture in tone. My skin looks and feels more firm. I can't wait to see if it does get better in four weeks, and the longer I use it. 

Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream is available now for $62.00 wherever Kiehl's is sold, including kiehls.com.