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Thursday, December 22, 2011

BioElements: Unlike Ordinary Skincare

Specialists have been using Bioelements highly individualized formulas to treat the skin, target complexion concerns and discourage skin aging for years. And, unlike ordinary skin care, each Bioelements product is a professionally created treatment designed to make a major difference in the appearance of your skin.


Bioelements sunscreen, facial cleansers, treatment creams, skin lightening or anti-aging skin care products used to maintain your skin at home are highly active, professional formulas that target your complexion concerns and discourage skin aging. The scientifically advanced products you can use at home are formulated with the most potent natural botanical extracts, pure essential oils and advanced cosmeceutical ingredients available. Whether you are looking for an essential everyday product like a foaming cleanser or a targeted product such as an anti-aging serum, Bioelements at-home products will treat your skin without leaving damage and dryness.

Each Bioelements formula is developed and bioengineered for optimum performance. Their approach is integrated, responsible, and utilizes the best that scientific research can deliver. Every ingredient must meet the highest of standards, from organic botanicals and powerful antioxidant vitamins to lab-engineered probiotic actives and time-released retinol. However, Bioelements’ products will never contain artificial dyes, perfumes or parabens.

All “cleansers” claim to do just that, clean your skin but Bioelements has products to address your specific concerns. Oily, dry, acne prone, sensitive and even combination skin has a cleanser specially formulated to help. My favorite happens to be the BioElements Moisture Positive Cleanser it is a rich, creamy cleanser that gently washes away impurities and removes all traces of makeup.

Do you know what a Peptide is? I didn’t until I was told what it can do for my skin! Bioelements uses PALMITOYL TRI-PEPTIDE 3, a group of firming proteins that help smooth lines and wrinkles. The Peptide Power Tonic makes my skin so bright a youthful almost immediately.

Many beauty products are designed to try and turn back the clock on our already aged skin but why not stop aging in its tracks! Bioelements Urban Detox is a moisturizing antioxidant serum that protects your skin from damaging environmental pollutants and fights free radical damage that causes visible aging while hydrating and smoothing skin.

Bioelements is not only sensitive to the needs of your skin but the environments as well. Their goal is quality and effectiveness in their products and practices. They choose eco-friendly packaging that helps maintain and enhance product performance as well. Over 80% of Bioelements products are packaged in eco-friendly glass. Bioelements box packaging and support materials are printed with vegetable/soy-based inks and are 100% recyclable.

It's our LAST brand in our 12 Brands of Christmas!  Wow....this 6 weeks has flown by and I am so ecstatic that we have been able to give away so many amazing products and samples!  For our final GRAND prize we will be giving one lucky winner their choice of 1 of 4 BioElements Great Skin in a Box!  These boxes are a $100 value and there's a choice for EVERY skin type!  You just can't go wrong!  The lucky winner will be announced over the weekend.
 
Oh yeah, and we are also doing our ALL DAY CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY on Facebook!  We will be giving away 2 OPI nail polishes and several of our ULTIMATE SWAG BAGS which include samples from several of our brands!  You will definitely find a new favorite product in these bags!
 
Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Brand 11: blinc Mascara Best Waterproof Mascara...EVER!

With so many holiday obligations and parties...many of us our constantly on the search for the perfect waterproof mascara.  Ladies...your search is over!  Our blinc representative recently came into the office with a bag of samples.  We were introduced and she asked if I had used blinc and what I thought of the product.  Fortunately, before I answered she also explained how many people fail to use the product properly and are then, "turned off".  I had used the Kiss Me Mascara years previously and didn't have the best results.  So, after her explaining the proper use of the product I took a sample and used it again this weekend.

Our weekend plans consisted of rain, rain, and more rain...and of course throw in a ton of errands right before the holidays too!  I woke up and decided with all of the rain, this was a perfect opportunity to try the mascara.  I have to be honest, I still had some difficulty with the application.  It is just completely different from the mascaras that I tend to use.  I did get some on my eyelid and under my eye, but the good thing is it removes very easily and doesn't leave any black smear marks due to its unique formula. Thank goodness because since I was running late, there was no time left to fix it!  My day continued with rain, tantrums, shopping, more rain...and the results?  Not one smear and it lasted for days!

If you haven't used blinc before, then I will tell you the trick to applying it properly is to work on only one eye at a time.  DO NOT LET IT DRY!  Keep applying until you get your lashes the way you prefer...then just leave it and move on to the next eye.  I still haven't quite mastered it, but by using this new application method, I have now found my perfect lake, pool, water, outdoor mascara!  blinc Kiss Me Mascara will come off in tubes which can fool you to think it is your lashes if you are not prepared.  The first time I used the mascara no one had told me and I kind of freaked for a moment thinking I had lost all my eyelashes.  Rest assured, they were all still there!

blinc FLIES off our shelves!  My mother-in-law ONLY uses blinc and has for years.  Once you start, most never return to typical mascara.  Wanna try it?  Then make sure you are following us on Facebook.  I have 8 samples to giveaway to a few lucky gals!

It's our final week of our 12 Brands of Christmas!  Don't worry though....we are going to continue giving away fabulous freebies year around!  This week we will be giving away 2 blinc GRAND prizes that include: blinc Long Lash Eyelash Enhancer and a blinc Heated Lash Curler valued at $50! 

Until next time....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

SkinMedica: Skin Rejuvenation at Its Best!!!

SkinMedica believes that everyone deserves to have beautiful, radiant skin and have spent years of research to formulate the absolute best products.  SkinMedica's entire line is based upon the science of our skin's natural ability to heal.  They have taken the science even further so that their products not only enhance our skin's natural abilities, but also penetrate below the skin's surface for even better results. 

SkinMedica's scientifically proven compounds include essential ingredients ranging from vitamins C and E to retinol to TNS®, our patented blend of growth factors, soluble collagen, antioxidants and matrix proteins. The impact is clear - fine lines are reduced, age spots and discoloration fade, and skin texture and elasticity is improved.  They have developed formulations that work on even the most sensitive skin and is clinically PROVEN to restore skin to its youthful glow.

With a new year right around the corner, it's the perfect time to rejuvenate your skin with SkinMedica 90 Day Challenge.  Are you ready to breathe new life into your skin for a more youthful, revitalized you?  If so, then you gotta check it out.  The system includes enough products for 90 days and includes the AWARD-WINNING TNS Essential Serum (x2!), Tri-Retinol Complex Cream, and Environmental Defense SPF30+, and special headband. You receive the Tri-Retinol Complex and the Environmental SPF 30+ for free with this package.  The system works together to drastically improve your skin.  TNS Essential Serum is an unparalleled anti-aging product that once you try it...it WILL become an essential part of your beauty regimen.  The serum improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, tone, and texture of your skin while also smoothing and tightening your skin...but, that's not all!  TNS Essential Serum also strengthens your skin's ability to heal itself, fights against environmental damage, and brightens and lightens age spots.  It is simply an AMAZING product! 

This week we will be giving away 12 Facial Cleansers valued at $30 AND a 90 Day Challenge which includes 2 TNS Essential Serums, Tri-Retinol, SPF 30, Facial Cleanser, and Rejuvenative Toner valued at $615! AMAZING!  Due to the value of this prize, we will be doing a separate drawing.  In order to be entered into the drawing you MUST agree to take photos throughout the 90 days and keep in contact with us throughout the duration so we can keep track of the results and share with our followers.  If you agree to this and want to be entered into this drawing...you can simply reply to this blog saying yes and supply your email.  We will also have posts on Facebook for you to reply to and enter.  I can't wait to hear the results from this lucky winner!

Until next time....stay tuned and stay beautiful!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

ColoreScience Pro: A Powder that Doesn't Set in My Wrinkles...FINALLY!

ColoreScience Pro is a simply fabulous makeup line that was designed with the health and beauty of your skin solely in mind.  ColoreScience Pro is so incredibly light, that you can even forget that you're wearing it...BIG bonus points in my book since I absolutely can't stand to "feel" makeup on my face throughout the day.  Their products are recommended around the world by physicians with patients who either have difficult skin conditions or who may be in the recovery process of various skin treatments.  It's highly recommended for a reason.....very simply...it works!

I was given a sample of the ColoreScience Pro Sunforgettable SPF 30 Powder Brush and began using it (initially randomly) several months ago.  I was reluctant since I typically can't stand powders because they tend to set in my wrinkles and make me appear even older.  I generally use a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen as a foundation.  My initial use of the product was just using it as a powder to limit or decrease the oils on my face as the day progressed.  It worked perfectly!  I was still hesitant to just use it by itself thinking that my moisturizer was offsetting the wrinkle setting so if I just used it solely, that I would have the same old problem (most especially around my mouth). 

One sunny day, my hubs and I were taking our little girl to the zoo.  She typically has no issue with sunscreen, but for whatever reason that particular day she wasn't having ANY of it!  I was in the process of putting my sunscreen on when I stumbled across the ColoreScience Pro Sunforgettable SPF 30 Powder Brush.  I grabbed it and started using it on my face and then told her it was sunscreen.  She was intrigued since it wasn't the typical cream and asked for some.  I put it on her face and the application was so incredibly easy.  She was happy....thus making my husband and I happy....and we were on our way to start our day.  Since we were just going to the zoo (and running late with the sunscreen drama) I left the house with just the powder sunscreen on.  MUCH to my surprise, the product didn't set in my wrinkles AND even without reapplying the product, my face was protected and I didn't even get the slightest bit of red to my face.  SUCCESS!!!  Do keep in mind that the instructions on this product are to reapply every two hours when in direct sun exposure, so I may have just lucked out.  Now, needless to say, I put it on my daughter on a regular basis AND myself.  I still tend to use it more as a powder since my tinted moisturizer evens my skin out a bit more, but there are days that I just throw this product on and go about my business. 

This is one product that you can literally just grab and dab!  I LOVE the fact that it's a brush and so incredibly easy to carry.  It's small enough to even put in a small clutch and it takes seconds to put on.  Even more surprisingly, even since I started using this product on an almost daily basis...I STILL have a decent amount left in the bottle (and there's really two of us using it).  Try not to be too scared of the price since the product lasts forever! 

Bottom line is that if their powders are this good.....then I can't wait to try even more of their products and I am a difficult gal to please in that department! 

It's week 5!!!  We are having a ton of fun educating you guys on just a handful of our amazing brands and I LOVE being able to giveaway such amazing prizes!  This week we will be giving away 2 kits that include Face Primer SPF 20, Mineral Powder SPF 30, Mineral Foundation SPF 20, Setting Mist, and a Colorescience PRO Mini Kabuki Brush valued at $60.  These 2 lucky winners are gonna LOVE this gift! 

Until next time....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Dermalogica: A Lesson in Skin Health

It's time to be truthful about our skin and become friends with the most popular line of skin health products. Dermalogica classifies skin care as a health issue as opposed to a cosmetic concern. Their products are exclusively manufactured in the USA, and have never taken part in animal testing. Dermalogica, now in it’s 25th year has become the number one choice of skin care professionals worldwide, sold in over 80 countries and prescribed more often than any other product available.


We can treat break outs and wrinkles from dawn 'till dusk but making your skin healthy from within is Dermalogica's goal. First you must understand your skin then begin treating it. Dermalogica has a product system for a wide range of skin issues. They inlcude UltraCalming, AGE Smart, ChromaWhite TRx, mediBac Clearing, Daylight Defense, Body Therapy, overall Skin Health and even Shaving.
Do you have sensitive skin that breaks out easily from irritants? Try the Dermalogica UltraCalming line to combat multiple triggers behind your sensitivity, before you get a breakout.

Dermalogica AGE Smart can control aging triggers before they start! This is not about hiding wrinkles, it's about treating them and preventing any new ones from forming.

The Dermalogica ChromaWhite TRx system rapidly delivers visible brightening and improved skin tone while improving skin health. ChromaWhite TRx® ensures you can treat your hyperpigmentation safely, without worrying about suffering from irritation or damage that can lead to premature aging.

The Dermalogica MediBac Clearing system works to treat, clear and prevent adult acne while addressing the needs of adult skin.
Dermalogica’s Daylight Defense protects your skin from its worst enemy, the sun. Designed to be worn day and night for enhanced protection against environmental assaults all while nourishing, hydrating, brightening and minimizing the appearance of dark circles and fine dryness lines.

Body Therapy systems help you create aromatherapeutic, completely customized and healthy spa experiences in the comfort of your own home, nourishing your body from head to toe.

The Shave treatments by Dermalogica provide a three step defense against the rigors of shaving, leaving a close shave and soft, nourished skin.

My personal favorite in the Dermalogica line and an overall highly demanded pick is part of the Skin Health line that includes the Daily Microfoliant and Gentle Cream Exfoliant. I can use the Microfoliant every day without fear of over-drying. It really improves the look and texture of my skin immediately. The powder formula seems to last forever, making it a great value too! Once a week I step up to the Gentle Cream Exfoliant to remove dulling surface debris and improve cell renewal for a totally refreshed feeling. Then I follow with the intensive moisture balance to combat dry skin and fight premature aging.
 
Many thanks again to Kelly for this blog!  We are in week 4...I know, it's hard to believe!  We will be giving away 2 Dermalogica AGE Smart kits valued at $250!!  These kits include: AGE Smart Renewal Lip Complex, AGE Smart Overnight Repair Serum, AGE Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery, AGE Smart Age Reversal Eye Complex, AGE Smart Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque, AND 2-in-1 Travel bag (bag inside a bag).  I have a TON of samples!  If you have a skin concern...it's probable that I have a Dermalogica sample for you!!  Just respond to this blog with your concern and email address and I will get in touch with you.  (Please do be patient with me as it will probably be middle of next week before I can get in touch with you...I am home with a sick little one). 
 
Don't forget...we are also giving away 3 Clarisonics too! and if you sign up to receive our blog AND verify the email, you are automatically entered into winning one. 
 
Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

RxSystems...The Magic of Glypoic Complex !!

A very smart physician, Dr. Samuels, saw the need for skin and hair care products that are easy to use, affordable and effective. In 1996, he launched the company, Rx Systems, a unique line of glycolic acid based skin and hair care. These products match with almost every skin and hair issue in the form of a simple and effective course of therapy you can perform at home.



With Rx System’s products for Anti-Aging, Hydrating, Oil Balancing and Hair Repair, you can get dramatic results in a small amount of time. If you struggle with any of the following concerns, Rx Systems has a treatment program for you:



· FINE LINES & WRINKLES

· AGE SPOTS

· SUN DAMAGE

· DRY SKIN

· ACNE

· OILINESS

· FINE/THINNING HAIR

· SCALP CONDITIONING



RxSystems Anti-Aging System is based on the Glypoic Complex that combines glycolic acid and alpha lipoic acid. In the anti-aging line there are three areas of care: rejuvenating, reparative and body care. These systems are designed to meet your individual needs.



The luxurious RxSystems Hydrating Treatments are designed to soften and refresh dry skin with a gentle regimen that produces a healthy, radiant complexion.



The RxSystems Oil Balancing System includes proven acne-fighting ingredients to keep your skin blemish free, while managing your skin’s oil production. These products not only help you attain clear skin but also maintain a great complexion through routine care.



Rx System’s approach to Hair Repair comes from the understanding that healthy hair begins inside the body. Vitamins work to nourish hair with essential nutrients, while shampoos and conditioners treat the steal the moisture and vitality of your hair, restoring body, shine and volume.



Being an individual who is adverse to the scalpel yet fearful of the looming age of forty, I can tell you that an individualized skin care regimen such as Rx System’s is exactly how to avoid going under the knife for younger skin!


It's week four of our 12 Brands of Christmas and we will be giving away 2 RxSystems Anti-Aging Kits which include a Reparative Cleanser, Reparative Cream, and a Facial Moisturizer valued at $50!  In addition we are also giving away our daily prizes AND don't forget our Christmas Clarisonic Giveaway!  We will be giving away 3 Clarisonics.  One from THIS blog (so sign up to receive it NOW and you will automatically be entered....you MUST verify the email) one from Facebook and the last from Twitter. 


Many thanks to Kelly Schmitz who has provided the last several blogs!  :)


Until next time....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

iS Clinical...the Best Active Ingredients to Create the Perfect Products

I have been an iS Clinical gal for years now!  If you have followed my blog, you already know how much I absolutely LOVE iS Clinical Youth Complex.  I was hooked in the first two weeks because it delivered such amazing and visible results quickly.  In addition, my husband and I both constantly use the iS Clinical Active Serum. 

iS Clinical Active Serum is simply an awesome product.  It is anti-aging, smoothing, lightening, and anti-acneic.  It's like a little miracle bottle!  I use it for my "whopper" pimples and it cuts the time that the unwanted guests takes residence on my face by literally days!  Active Serum is used by many respected skincare professionals throughout the world.  These same professionals have called Active Serum: remarkable, amazing, and even gone as far to say miraculous!  I couldn't agree more. 

I also recently snagged a sample of iS Clinical Pro Heal Serum Advance.  I must say...I was impressed!  They recently reformulated this serum to make it even better.  Although I never had the opportunity to try the previous formula, this one ROCKS!  Since, I most unfortunately, am a picker...I had done a REAL number on my cheek a few weeks back.  So bad, that all the concealer in the world wasn't hiding this bad boy.  My husband had brought a sample home and I figured it couldn't hurt...after all the title of the product literally says HEAL!  I noticed a difference literally within hours and by the end of the next day...gone...that's right...GONE!! 

Bottom line?  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this brand!  We are proud to carry iS Clinical most especially because we share the same vision of utilizing today's technology and needs to perpetually redevelop which is exactly what great skincare should be. Try these great products by iS Skincare today, you won't be disappointed. When you do, please let us know if there is another product that you would like to try and we will be happy to send complementary samples with every order. No sure what product is right for you? Contact us anytime and one of our licensed aestheticians will help guide you.  Remember, these products are formulated to be sold in conjunction with professional skin care direction and consultation and that's what we're here for!

It's our 3rd week in our 12 Brands of Christmas campaign and man are we having fun!  I LOVE giving away all of these amazing products, samples, and gifts and just think...there is SO much MORE!!!  We will be giving away 2 iS Clinical kits.  The first kit is the iS Clinical Acne kit which includes Acne Cleansing Complex, Active Serum, Hydra-cool Serum, SPF 25 Treatment Sunscreen and valued at $292. The second is the iS Clinical Anti Aging kit which includes Anti Aging Cleansing Complex, Youth Complex, Active Serum, and SPF 25 Treatment Sunscreen valued at $350.  For all the details go to: http://www.facebook.com/BeautyStoreDepot#!/BeautyStoreDepot?sk=app_160430850678443

And don't forget about our Christmas Clarisonic Giveaway!  We will be giving away 3 and 1 for this blog, so if you aren't following us yet...then DO SO NOW and you will automatically be entered into the drawing.  You MUST verify the email for the entry to count.  For more info go to: http://www.facebook.com/BeautyStoreDepot?sk=app_201742856511228


Until next time.....stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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