Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kelly's Favorite Daily Products!

Probably the most important things you do for your hair, skin and nails are the things that you do every day.  Not the special treatments that you get every once in a while.  As a stay at home mother of two, my daily routine must be efficient, effective and not dip into my children’s college fund!  With all the wonderful products out there to choose from, it can be a daunting task to find the ones that are right for you for every day use.   Follow me through my day and I’ll give you some hints on my must-have daily products to keep my skin, nails and hair looking great!

Favorite Daily Products
Morning Shower Time - I use gloEssentials Volume Infusion Lift Enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner for my thin hair.  It is safe to use with my highlights and is a super light-weight formula with keratin to improve the strength and look of my hair.   When my hair dries I spray a tiny bit of  Kenra Platinum Silkening Mist to help control split ends and give my hair wonderful shine.  My face cleaning starts with a two minute scrub with my Clarisonic Mia and the Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser.  This is a wonderful combination of strength to clean out dirt and oil from pores. but gentle enough to use every day without drying or irritation.  Pevonia Botanica Anti-Stress Bath and Shower Gel is a wonderful way to start your day.  It has great chamomile and lavender scents to soothe and leave you smelling great.  For my “problem areas”, namely my upper arms and shoulders that get those little red bumps, I use Glytone Retexturize Exfoliating Body Wash. 
Morning Skin Care - The first question is whether to apply make-up.  9 times out of 10, that’s not going to happen.  So I prep for my day using gentle hydration WITH sunscreen.  If you have read my blogs before, you know I believe sunscreen is a big deal!  And I hate the way sunscreen feels on my skin so I opt for iS Clinical Sunscreen Powder SPF20.  It has UVA/UVB protection in a weightless tinted powder!  If I am going to wear make-up I first apply my Demalogica mediBac Clearing Mattifier.  It makes my face feel like it has a barrier to the environment as well as my make-up. And it keeps that oily shine away all day!  Then, with my kabuki brush, I put on gloMinerals gloPressed Base for a flawless, matte finish.  And it has a built in broad spectrum UV protectant.  Boom!  Two-in-one!  I’m all for that!  The rest of my make-up regime is minimalist at best, some mascara (always Blinc Mascara in Medium Brown- so cool!) and lip gloss (Super-sexy LipToxyl Sheer Lip Plumper.)
Bedtime and Body Lotion - We’ll start at the bottom, I am in love with FootLogix #3 Very Dry Skin Formula.  I never wear shoes at home and wear sandals the rest of the time, so my heels used to always be cracked.   I’ve never found anything that works like FootLogix to soothe and heal feet.  For all over skin moisture I am intoxicated by the scent of Sircuit Skin Handsome + Luxurious Lavender Body Crème.  It’s quick-absorbing and has a range of beneficial ingredients for your skin. Lotion is best applied right after a shower to lock in moisture and at night so it can soak in while you sleep.   And before bed I always use my Dermalogica AGE Smart Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment to keep my cuticles from drying and my hands baby soft.
The great thing about all these products is that you don’t have to use more than a tiny amount to sufficiently cleanse, treat and prep for your day!  And, the better you take care of your body on a daily basis, the less costly, drastic treatments you’ll need over the course of time!  So spend a few moments every day to keep yourself looking healthy and beautiful!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

beautystoredepot Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Practically everyone knows someone who has suffered with breast cancer.  Over 1/3 of invasive cancers that women are affected by is breast cancer.  Fortunately with the help of the Susan G. Komen foundation along with many others, more and more women are now receiving annual mammograms to help with early detection and more aware of symptoms. 

Many of us think of the symptoms as simply a lump...but that is only one of the early symptoms.  Others include: swelling in the armpit, pain or tenderness of the breast, flattening or indentation of the breast, marble like area under the skin, discharge or blood from the nipples, along with any other noticeable change in contour, size, color of any portion of the breast.  This is one of the reasons why monthly self breast examinations are so very important to help aid in early detection.  I, myself..am completely guilty of not performing a monthly examination, but am making it a priority to take the time out to do so.  That few minutes could save my life...and yours too if you're also guilty. 

Something I was only recently made aware of, is that your diet can help prevent your risk of breast cancer.  Many medical professionals are recognizing that being physically active, combined with healthy weight management, a low-fat diet high in vegetables, fruits, fiber and low in red meat intake are all key components to reducing your risk.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so don't forget to schedule your annual mammogram if you haven't already.  I am having my very first mammogram later this month at age 35...wish me luck!  I have to say I am a bit apprehensive about it, but it's something we all need to do. 

Staying healthy is a vital point of feeling and looking beautiful....so don't forget to take that extra time to take care of yourself.  I know it can be so easy to postpone annuals and other things we all need to do,  simply because life gets so busy.  But remember....just look into your favorite person's eyes....your baby girl, boy, hubby, daddy, mommy....and remember that you need to do these things to stay healthy and live a long, happy life with those we love.

My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones due to breast cancer and my absolute respect and praise goes out to those who have so bravely survived.

We have a variety of pink products on sale to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month.  There are a ton of amazing products and you can receive 10% off by using code: PINK10 at checkout. 

Shop PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Get your perfect skin with Personal Microderm Device!

At beautystoredepot, we’re always looking for the latest and greatest device to help you get the best skin possible and we are so excited to introduce you to the Personal Microderm Device!  PMD provides professional microdermabrasion results without the high cost, all in the privacy of your own home.  For those not familiar with microdermabrasion, it is simply a concentrated form of exfoliation and mild skin resurfacing. 

Now at beautystoredepot.com - PMD Personal Microderm Device!

This amazing device targets:

  •  fine lines and wrinkles
  •  hyperpigmentation, sun spots, age spots
  •  uneven skin tone and texture
  • acne scarring, surface blemishes and large pores

Really…what more could you ask for?  PMD is a convenient, handheld device that utilizes aluminum oxide crystals and a vacuum suction to literally remove dead skin cells and reveal smoother, younger skin.  As the PMD exfoliates away dead skin cells from the outer most layer of skin, it also stimulates the body's natural self-healing, causing the growth of new, healthy skin cells.  This gives skin a clean canvas for skincare products to be more easily absorbed and effective.

For best results, use your device in conjunction with PMD’s specially formulated products:  Advanced Soothing Cleanser, Calming Neuro Neutralizing Toner and Professional Recovery Moisturizer.   All PMD skin care products are fragrance free, are formulated to promote cell renewal and healing, soothe redness and irritation, and improve skin tone and texture.

The Personal Microderm Device also has varying applicator tips, making it easy to personalize your own treatment.  The Blue Sensitive Discs are meant for beginners and sensitive skin.  Once you feel your skin has adjusted to the use of the blue discs and are ready for slightly stronger exfoliation, there are the Green Moderate Discs.  For the highest form of exfoliation and best for coarse skin, use the Red Coarse Discs.  Keep in mind that not all skin types are the same.  Do not think that you have to use the red discs to achieve your best skin.  The blue and green discs provide ample exfoliation and amazing benefits as well.  As with any skin care device, it is also important to follow the included instructional booklet and list of do’s and don’ts so that you use the device properly and achieve the best results.

Have any questions about PMD or want to know if it will treat your skin concerns?  Please ask below or feel free to contact our courteous staff toll free at 1-800-926-5219.

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

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