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Have you started looking for a Mother's Day gift yet? If you want to give the gift of soft and amazing skin, the Certified Fabulous team recently tried a brand that makes some beautiful products called Premier by Dead Sea Premier that will do the trick.

The Dead Sea is a natural geographical phenomenon formed millions of years ago and is located at the lowest point on Earth. Today, the Dead Sea is still well regarded for all of the health benefits it has to offer. It has a high concentration of minerals, salts, water, and mud of the sea that provide incomparable skin benefits. The Premier Dead Sea has taken all the magic from the Dead Sea and the world's best skin care scientist to bottle up the wisdom of nature and advances of technology in order to deliver harmonious synergetic benefits to your skin and life.


The Dead Sea Aromatic Salt Scrub is easy to use and is formulated to be very effective on a variety of skin disorders. Premier claims that it takes the bad out of your skin and replaces it with the good, and it certainly lives up to that. When gently rubbing the product into your skin, you can feel the salt literally melting into your skin and doesn't flake off, which left me pleasantly surprised. The scrub its self is very effective as an exfoliator and left my hands smelling sweet and candy like. The fragrance smells amazingly exotic, however, if you are sensitive to fragrances, simply use a smaller amount of the scrub.


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    Please continue this great work and I look forward to more of your awesome blog posts. silicone cupcake liners
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In honor of the upcoming Earth Day, Certified Fabulous has come together with derma e to offer a fabulous giveaway!

Derma e natural skincare products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, and GMO-free.



One lucky Certified Fabulous member won the following:

  •  derma e® Evenly Radiant® Brightening Cleanser ($15.50) A skin-brightening, sulfate-free facial cleanser that helps promote skin clarity and glow.
  • derma e® Evenly Radiant® Brightening Day Crème SPF 15 ($29.95) A lightweight daytime moisturizer to help brighten and even skin tone while providing full spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
  •  derma e® Hydrating Eye Crème with Hyaluronic Acid ($21.50) Shown to reduce wrinkle volume, area and depth, this best-selling eye crème deeply hydrates, firms and tones to reduce the look of crow's feet.
  • derma e® Hydrating Mist with Hyaluronic Acid ($13.50) This refreshing mist instantly re-hydrates dry, thirsty skin anywhere on the face or body.
  • derma e® Microdermabrasion Scrub ($32.50) This award-winning, salon treatment alternative buffs skin, helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.


Thank you for all who entered! This giveaway is now over. Congratulations Tamara!!

Be sure to register as a member of Certified Fabulous to get email notifications of giveways!

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    patricia caradonna says #
    Happy Earth Day! These Derma-e products look wonderful.
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    cw says #
    Would love a chance to try out these products maybe this is what my skin needs to heal and rejuvenate. Thanks!
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    first post was labeled as Guest. I shared your contest on facebook! Thanks so much for this opportunity
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Some things in life are just worth sharing right? Even if it has the "OMG, that's gross!" factor. Baby Foot, deep skin exfoliation foot peel is so worth sharing because it works so incredibly well! I've tried hundreds of products and while so many of them provide great results, never before have I tried a product that had such visible results during & after use. Baby Foot is a single use foot treatment designed to remove dead skin cells from your feet using fruit acid & 17 natural extracts. The end result is baby soft, smooth & moisturized feet. It is painless, safe to use, effective; oh and yes, gross! 


Before I get to the gross factor, let me just explain how easy Baby Foot is to use. You simply open the box where you will find 2 plastic booties that contain a gel-like solution. Place a bootie on each foot and leave on for one hour (grab a book, or your lap top and relax). After one hour, simply gently rinse off the solution with soap & water and discard the plastic booties. That's it! In approx. one week, you will start to see how this amazing product works.


As you can see from the first picture, the bottom of my feet started to tighten after a few days and at first, I wasn't sure if the product was going to work. But then, after one week, things got ugly. The dead skin just literally started falling off. It may be tempting to peel off the skin yourself, but don't. Let the peel happen naturally. It only took a few more days for all the skin to fall off and I was left with beautifully soft and smooth feet. Note: Allow two weeks from start to finish. If you are planning a trip or are digging out the flip flops now, make sure you allow time for Baby Foot to work. You don't want your feet to be seen in public during the sloughing stage, trust me.

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We are happy to announce our first Quarter Certified Fabulous Award Winner The FootMate System by Gordon Brush.

Winning this award is no easy task; it must pass inspection from a board of beauty industry professionals and unanimously receive a perfect score in all eight categories:*Feels Good *Addictive *Beautifully-Presented *User-Friendly*Luxurious *Oh...The Scent *Unparalleled *Sensational


The FootMate® System is an amazing way to have a little spa relaxation at home that you can enjoy every time you shower or take a bath. Not only will The FootMate® System leave your feet thoroughly cleaned, it also conditions and massages them.

The FootMate® System features:

  • 11,000 bristles contoured to cradle your foot, with dual bristle action to massage and smooth rough skin.
  • State-of –the art polymer bristles that give the system durability and longevity.
  • Suction cups and phalange on the side to keep it in place while using it.
  • Anti-mildew retrieval rope will allow easy lifting of the FootMate from the shower of the bath.

The system includes a Rejuvenating GelTM: it is a natural antiseptic, cleanser and conditioner specially formulated for your feet. The gel features some really nice ingredients like Tea Tree Oil which will help reduce foot odor, disinfects minor cuts, and will aid in good toe and nail health so your feet will look amazing for when open toed shoe season comes back around. The gel also has Aloe Vera that will improve healing and repairing of your skin. This Rejuvenating gel will leave your feet feeling soft and supple.

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Liquid Biocell Skin certified fabulousThere are so many different products out there to help you look and feel better. Liquid BioCell Skin is advanced science that is clinically designed to counteract wrinkles from the inside-out while reducing the enzyme that can make your skin age. I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t mind if I stopped aging. With my 30th birthday right around the corner I was really excited to try this.  Not that I have a lot of wrinkles but I defiantly want to prevent them.

The Liquid BioCell Skin is formulated with 14 antioxidant phytonutrient fruits, ceramides, vitamin C, pomegranate, and bamboo, green tea and grape seed extracts.  These ingredients will help promote healthier hair, eyes, gums and nails and also help improve hydration and support joints and connective tissue.  So not only does it help make your skin look fabulous but it can also make your joints feel better. They have done a lot of clinical test and have seen some amazing results with this. You can see the results when you check out their website They did 37 clinical trials.

Liquid biocell skin is a product that you just drink twice a day so its pretty easy and it tastes like juice. This product you should see visible results by 12 weeks. I have only been using it a few weeks now but I am excited to see the difference after a month.  



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  • Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Nail Lacquer

    Milani Color statement nail lacquer certified fabulousTRENDING - Get the hottest nail looks of the season:

    White Out
    Freshly stark for spring, nails were painted with crisp shades of white at runway shows including Nanette Lepore, Tess Giberson and Kate Spade. Get the look at home with Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Spotlight White.

    Cool Corals
    A springtime staple, corals splashed a fun dash of color at Nicole Miller and A Detacher. To perk up your digits, paint on a coat of Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Corrupted Coral.

    Meddle with Metals
    A trend that never goes out of style, metallics had their moment on the catwalks of Zimmerman, Creatures of the Wind and Jay Godfrey. Meddle with your own metals with a swipe of Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Gilded Rocks.

    Milani Color statement nail lacquer certified fabulous coral white gold metal
    *** LOVE these colors! Beautiful pigments and long lasting polish makes me a happy gal!
  • FABY Nail Lacquer
    FABY nail lacquer certified fabulous polish nails beauty styleFABY Nail Lacquer: JAPANESE YUZU - Think citrus. If a lemon and a grapefruit had a baby, Yuzu would be it’s name!

    FABY Nail Lacquer: DUSTING SUGAR - Sheer white with a hint of pink

    FABY Nail Lacquer: DON'T DISTURB MY PUPPY - Pastel baby blue, sweet like a new puppy. Cream finish.

    *** I adore the colors this brand has!! Beautiful and you can search in so many different ways you are bond to find the right ones to fit your style, needs and wants :) I picked these colors because they appealed to me and applied perfectly on and looks SO hot! I was very pleased with this brand...thank you FABY! 
  • Pür Minerals: Air Perfection CC Cushion Compact Foundation 
    PUR minerals Pur air perfection cushion foundation certified fabulous
    Pür Minerals: Air Perfection CC Cushion Compact Foundation

    Utilizing an innovative liquid-dispensing cushion, Air Perfection delivers ultra high-quality sheer to medium coverage with a unique, mousse-like texture that feels lighter than air. Built for fast, flawless blending, this revolutionary portable liquid foundation infuses the skin with advanced botanical problem solvers, including the ultimate skincare emollient: Babassu Oil. Native to Brazil, this palm-based ingredient nourishes a dewy soft complexion with intensely hydrating lauric and myristic acids and antioxidant vitamin E.

    • Packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients that:Help soothe visible irritation for a clearer, more comfortable complexion
    • Provide texture-plumping hydration that softens the look of lines
    • Moisturize, smooth and protect with antioxidant benefits
    • Deliver a megadose of anti-aging amino acids and vitamins

    *** This is the first time I have used a foundation with this delivery system. I found it very easy to use, absorb the liquid on the fungers and apply on my face. It covered evenly and blended very well! I was surprised how much this compact can actually hold and how little I needed to cover my entire face. It looks natural, feel good wearing all day and into the night and comes in a convient mess / spill proof compact. What's not to love?!

    Chantecaille certified fabulous makeup save the bees
    CHANTECAILLE: Future Skin Oil-Free Gel Foundation - An oil-free gel foundation that has the unique ability to transfer water into the skin without the use of any oil. The formula provides adjustable coverage (medium to full) thanks to light-reflective circular pigment that eases the appearance of flaws. Contains 60% charged water and seaweed.

    *** Absolutely gorgeous packaging and products! Truly love the look and feel of the foundation. It was easy to apply and it covered flawlessly!  It was comfortable to wear all day, which for me is about 12 hours or more each day. 

    CHANTECAILLE: Save the Bees Palette - The inspiration for the collection is the colorful and fragrant world of bees; their buzzing hives dripping with honey, the colorful fields of wild flowers drenched with golden sunlight and the bright, light blue clear skies. The feeling of freedom and joy, paired with the pastel to vibrant colors of Nature, effortlessly reflect the sunny and understated femininity of the season’s trends.
    • 5% of proceeds from the Save the Bees Palette will be donated to The Xerces Society to help protect bees and our environment.
    • Palette features Honey, a glistening golden highlighter for both eyes and cheek, and Nectar Blush, a flattering warm coral-pink.
    • Includes two new eye shades: Sky, an eye-opening sheer blue, and Beehive, a versatile grey beige.
    • Paraben-free; Refillable.     
    *** My favorite palette for when I want to brighten and light up my eyes...which is a lot since I'm not a morning person. I love the bees! Even better that they give back 5% of the proceeds to help protect bees. The design of the gold bees on the different color shades is brilliant and so beautiful to look at. When I touched the bee to try the color it looked like pure gold...I was enchanted :) The colors go on light unless you wet an eyeshadow brush to enhance the pigment, which is perfect so you can control the look you want easier. They also have other animal palettes that donate proceeds to help protect them. Sharks, Horses, Tigers. Got to love that <3

    CHANTECAILLE: Le Stylo Ultra Slim in Black - Similar to a graceful calligraphy pen, the innovative liner’s perfectly calibrated tip allows for easy application with astonishing control and precision.

    • Create expertly defined eyes, effortlessly
    • Water-resistant, long lasting formula
    • Delivers intense, saturated color to the lash line instantly
    • The calibrated tip glides on smoothly, without tugging or pulling
    *** SO easy to use and draw lines with! The applicator is not thick and flimsy, so the control makes for virtually no mistakes. I can do thick or thin cat eyes with no problems at all...I like that :)



  • MARULA: Lips 2 Lines
    marula lips 2 lines certified fabulousMARULA: Lips 2 Lines - A time released hydration balm that keeps lips soft and hydrated throughout the day, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around both the eyes and lips.

    A potent dose of Marula oil micro-encapsulated to Time Release naturally for 3-4 hours of continuous hydration. This ultra moisturizing formula is based with our proprietary marula oil combined with beeswax and mango butters as well as kokum oil to provide a barrier of protection and soothe skin.

    *** Ever since this product has come into my life it has not left my side! I am seriously obsessed with it! This balm feel so good on the lips and when I apply it before bed I wake up with it still on. It perfects my lips and protects them from drying and cracking. Especially useful as the months go by and the weather gets colder. I never leave home with out my Marula! love love love love
  • Karuna Sheet Masks
    Karuna face masks certified fabulous

    Made from all-natural fiber cloth, the Karuna Skin sheet masks retain 50% more moisture than synthetic, forcing pores to fully dilate and absorb nourishing ingredients that help create INSTANT RESULTS—much more effective than a serum alone.

    Application is clean and easy. Simply remove the sheet mask after relaxing for 10-20 minutes and massage the remaining serum into the neck and hands. No more scrubbing off messy masks!

    *** We were introduced to this brand a few years ago at a beauty trade show and we were captivated by the packaging design and colors. It is very well presented and they were one of the first to come out with the sheet masks. We talked to the owner of the brand and she was very knowledgeable and really took time into making these truly fabulous. The experience is so pleasant and relaxing! The cool serum hits your face and you immediate relax. My face felt good and my skin looked amazing after the 20 minutes! Highly recommend any of these masks to you!!! 

  • Boots No7
    boots no7 youthful eye beautiful quick thinking wipes skincare certified fabulous

    No7 Youthful Eye Serum
    - a blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and soft focus spheres instantly smoothes, revitalizes and brightens the appearance of skin to give a youthful radiance around the eyes. In addition, an effective fusion of Vitamin A, Cassava and anti-aging Peptides works to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, including crow's feet, moisturizes the skin to improve firmness and reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.

    *** Super soothing and hydrating, which makes it perfect for the morning skin care prep before makeup! Makeup can only do so much, it starts with the skin first, so you heal and repair the skin before you conceal flaws with makeup! A very important step is eye cream for sure! Eyes are usually the first part of the face to show wrinkles with all the smiling and sun exposure we love so much. This one is definitely on my makeup table and ready for daily use!

    No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes - when you are short of time, these gentle wipes sweep away impurities and remove all traces of makeup, even waterproof mascara. Contains Witch Hazel and Fennel to clear pores and keep skin smooth and fresh.

    *** I am SO glad someone invented these! Truly skin care best friend as I use these every day as soon as I get home to get my makeup off! Easy to use and takes no time at all to clean my face, without water! My skin is fresh, cleaned and clear :) 
  • Bioré: Deep Cleansing Pore Strips

    8Ct PoreStripsBioré: Deep Cleansing Pore Strips - Instantly provide the deepest clean by lifting away deep down dirt. In just one use, pore strips are twice as effective as the leading pore cleanser at getting rid of pore-clogging build-up, dirt and oil that can cause blackheads. Plus, with regular use they can actually reduce the appearance of your pores!

    *** These little beauties have been around for a long time and keep getting better! It's easy and quick to use in just a few minutes after you wash your face. Plus I love the feeling of taking it off and pulling out those nasty blackheads! SO cool to look at it afterwards, hah. A must have for sure! 
  • Olay: Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Treatment
    Olay regenerist luminous tone perfecting treatment  certified fabulousOlay: Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Treatment 

    • Visibly fades the look of dark spots in 4 weeks
    • Penetrates 10 surface layers deep
    • Regenerates the look of tired skin
    • Exfoliates, smoothes, and brightens skin tone

    *** A classic brand that keeps bringing us innovative products that work! This serum somehow does it all; exfoliates, smoothes, and brightens skin tone. Everything you want and need in one little bottle. I apply this every night after my face washing rituals. I wake up with fresh skin and a perfect skin tone complexion. As I have said before, the women in my family has always trusted Olay and so do I!

  • Goldfaden Md Vital Boost
    Goldfaden Md Vital Boost certified fabulous
    Goldfaden Md Vital Boost

    More than just a daily moisturizer, Dr. Goldfaden’s Vital Boost delivers hydration, antioxidant protection and a brightening glow to all skin types. Skin boosting and rejuvenating Vitamin D maximizes the skin's immunity, provides powerful antioxidant protection, improves elasticity and promotes a more youthful complexion. Brightening skin agent, Gooseberry, leaves skin looking dewy, radiant and flawless. Oil-free.

    *** This is by far one of my favorite brands! I have used many of their products and loved them all! Absolutely changes my complexion for the best and I make sure to apply this every morning before my makeup to ensure my skin remains perfect all day. I can't image a day without using at least one Goldfaden product! HIGHLY recommend! If it's too pricy for you, put it on your holiday wish won'r regret it :) 
  • Thicker Fuller Hair
    thicker fuller hair collection certified fabulousFormulated with volumizing Cell-U-Plex technology and Caffeine Energizers to transform fine, limp hair into visibly thicker and fuller hair. Designed for both men and women, the formula infuses the hair shaft to thicken, strengthen and improve hair’s overall appearance.

    Thicker Fuller Hair Revitalizing Shampoo -
    Energize lifeless hair with Revitalizing Shampoo. This invigorating, purifying shampoo helps to eliminate build-up from hair and scalp to encourage healthy hair growth. Leaves hair noticeably thicker and fuller. Continued usage improves hair’s texture and strength, without stripping essential oils.

    Thicker Fuller Hair Weightless Conditioner - Replenish moisture levels in fine, thin hair with Weightless Conditioner. This detangling, bodifying formula strengthens, protects and reduces breakage. Restores hair to its optimum moisture balance, without weighing hair down.

    Thicker Fuller Hair Instantly Thick Serum - Maximize volume with Instantly Thick Serum. This essential formula enriches the hair shaft to build body and strength for incredible volume. Provides lasting style and ample texture, body and manageability in just one application. Recommended for daily use.

    *** Incredible...absolutely love this collection! My hair felt fuller immediate after exiting my shower and the serum on my towel-dried hair only improves the look. Whether you need help with thinnng hair or would like to add volume this is the collection for you! It will remain in my shower for a while :)

  • GOA Full Moon Hair Conditioner
    GOA Full Moon Hair Conditioner moisture control certified fabulous

    GOA Full Moon Hair Conditioner
    A moisture control and correcting créme used as a shower and bath conditioner or leave in conditioner. Engineered to employ a direct, fast-acting delivery system that penetrates the skin, these rich moisturizing oils and butters are powerful conditioning, micro-agents. Antihistamines and antioxidants maintain the skins and hairs restoratives values while the créme electrochemically retains and balances hair fiber moisture.This brings a new volume and a perfect, natural softness to hair fibers and scalp.

    The fresh aromatherpeutic scent of eucalyptus will fill your shower or bath and convert it into a Hammam Spa. This royalty inspired conditioning créme induces a revitalization and new energy in the morning. Hair type: All Hair types, Flat, Medium volume Color Safe: Free of sulfates, parabens, propylene glycoldimethicone, fragrance or any toxic ingredient.

    *** SO luxurious, creamy and rich! It melted into my hair and I felt it immediately nourish. The scent is amazing and I am obsessed with the packaging...colors, design, it is all gorgeous! My hair feels completely refreshed and hydrated and when it's dry it only loos that much better. I make sure to use even after I condition my hair with something else, I end with this for double moisture :)

  • adidas Deodorant Body Spray
    adidas women fruity rhythm body spray and pure lightness body spray certified fabulous
    adidas Deodorant Body Spray - Stay fresh all day while on the move! Whether you want to feel energized or dreamy, happy or relaxed, invigorated or natural, adidas has the unique fragrance to capture their mood. Featuring three signature scents - the luminous, fresh Pure Lightness, the sweet, flirty Fruity Rhythm and the playful and bold Natural Vitality - feel healthy, fresh and beautiful all day. Each scent is available as a Body Spray and Deodorant Body Fragrance.

    *** All of the scents are light and fresh and easy to wear without being overbearing like perfumes can be. Perfect to apply before a gym session to stay fresh. I like to spritz it on before I hop into bed :) 

  • Daring Beauté Luxury Slim Pack

    Daring Beauté Luxury Slim Pack certified fabulous

    Daring Beauté Luxury Slim Pack  - 
    Cellu Burner cream, Slimming Leggings, Body Brush & Body Massager!

    You can use all these products in a rotating combination to achieve substantial results in tuning up your body, revitalizing your skin texture and moreover, keeping cellulite away! The cream will minimize your skin’s cellulite and preserve it against new formation - clinical studies have shown that Cellu Burner brings down fat deposits by up to 35% - while combining it with the slimming leggings will provide you a cellulite-fighter wrap. The body massager and body brush can be used alternatively to improve the metabolism of your body, release oxygen to the skin surface, get rid of dead cells and provide your skin with ample nutrition

    *** This innovative kit comes with all you need to eliminate and prevent cellulite! I loved using the body massager and body brush, it was like a spa at home treatment! The cream felt great when applied and I love the fact that it comes with leggings to keep it all together and actively working while I sleep. The whole process was comfortable, easy and a it smoothed out my thighs! What's not to love? Check out the webpage as they usually have deals on this set! Perfect to prep for the holiday or boost shaping up after them! 

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 I had never tried a detox before and I had the opportunity to try the East West Essentials 3 day Optimal Skin Detox.  I read a little about it and thought it sounded pretty good.  This detox is designed to eliminate toxins from the body, help reverse signs of premature aging, target saggy and aged skin and cellulite, and activate collagen keratin and elastin.   This detox combines targeted supplements, detox shakes, phytonutrients and essential oils.  This really works from the inside to give you the benefits outside of healthier and more youthful looking skin. There is a caution on the package as with anything If you have any major health concerns, check with your healthcare practitioner before use. Do not use if pregnant. Keep out of reach of children.

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  The thing I really liked about this detox was that it is extremely easy to follow. It comes in a box that includes 1 bottle of Optimal Cleanse Powder (5 servings), 1 bottle of Optimal Nutrition (5 servings), 1 bottle of Optimal Fatty Acid (30 capsules), and 1 bottle of Optimal Beauty (10 capsules), specific instructions, shopping list, meal plan.  The book tells you when you what to take when and even gives you a meal guide.  I really liked this because I didn’t have to try to come up with things that I could eat, it was all spelled out for me exactly what I needed.  They also includes daily tips and things that you should avoid while doing your detox like alcohol, caffeine, dairy, soy, corn, wheat, sugar artificial sweetener or smoking on the program. So I had to prepare myself to behave for 3 days :)

 They have the daily guide & instructions which gives you the mixing instructions for the shakes and the supplement instructions.  To give you an idea the first day you will have breakfast , and take your 3 Optimal Fatty Acid Supplements and 1 Optimal Beauty Capsule. Then for a snack you have the optimal skin detox shake. Then you have lunch and your next snack is the Optimal nutrition shake, followed by dinner and 3 more optimal fatty acid supplements and 1 optimal beauty capsule.  It is a pretty easy routine to follow which great meals in between the supplement sand shakes they provide.

 The Optimal Skin Detox Shake you mix two scoops of the Optimal Skin Detox with 8-10 oz of water. You can mix it with a blender and use ice and you can add fruit, cinnamon, stevia and or organic vanilla for taste.   I usually mixed mine with fruit typically a banana and blueberries.  The Optimal Nutrition Shake you mix 5 teaspoons of the Optimal Nutrition in 8-10 oz of cold water and mix well.  This was a nice shake. The thing I like about these shakes is that they want you to have them as snack  in-between your meals. You don’t have to worry about skipping meals.  You do want to have healthy meals but they give you ideas like Oatmeal & Turkey bacon for breakfast and Romaine Avocado Salad for dinner, and the recipes are included in the book. They even give you a shopping list to follow for the week which is nice because when I am trying to follow a good diet sometimes I have a hard time deciding what to make and these recipes are great. 

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    Wow, this looks amazing. Can't wait to try. Treating from the inside makes so much sense. Have heard of east west and their cleans
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  • Summer is my favorite season but when it comes to fashion and makeup Fall is where it's at! The most trendy and styled clothing paired with makeup looks I can actually where in public and feel good about. Fall / Winter 2014 is probably my favorite so far with metallics, illuminated skin tones, better bold lips and faint eyeshadow eyes leading the way. Which is your favorite look?

    metallic eyeshadows neutral bronze silver gold rust certified fabulous makeup fall - winter 2014 resized

    PIXI by Petra
    Mesmerizing Mineral Palette - Emerald Gold 

    jane iredale
    Signature Gilded Collection 24-Karat Gold Dust

    Tip: Mix 24k with your favorite moisturizer or liquid foundation to appear instantly refreshed.

    For a foiled eye makeup look, spritz your brush, and apply by pressing onto the eyelid. 
  • Illuminated skin certified fabulous makeup fall winter 2014 trends beautyDull skin is not in this winter and the illuminated look carries over from summer into the colder seasons! I am grateful this is staying around because I love the look of illumination on certain areas of my face to make me look more awake, alive and glowing! It would be hard for me to give this up in style or not anyway :)

    The Rimmel London 3D lip glosses are INCREDIBLE!!! Don't mistaken these for ordinary glosses...somehow they did create them to be 3D and the dimensions looks FAB on the lips! It's like comparing a glass window with stained glass comparison, right? I wore the Popcorn for Two color for a wedding I was in over the summer...flawless!

    jane iredale

    Fall 2014 20th Anniversary City Nights Makeup Collection
    - Celebrate Limited Edition Eye Shadow Trio Palette
    - Purple and Green Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner in Green and Purple
    - PureMoist Lipstick in Katerina
    - PureGloss Lip Gloss in Kir Royale

    Jane commented on this collection and what the 20th anniversary means to her:

    When I started the company I had one product, Amazing Base, and with it launched the whole new category of mineral makeup. We are celebrating this milestone with new innovations and will continue to deliver personal, uplifting beauty that is as good for the skin as it is beautiful to wear. I know the next 20 years will be even more incredible than the last!” – Jane Iredale 

    Rimmel London
    Stay Glossy 3D Lip Gloss - Love at the Movies & Popcorn for Two

    Anastasia Beauty
    Illumin8 With Youthful Synergy Complex Eye Shadow Palette - #4 Carnival

    Makeup Setting Spray - Dewey Finish

  • bold berry and wine lips with light eye shadow beauty trends fall winter 2014 certified fabulousThis is one of my top fave looks! The minimal / sheer eyeshadow with no eyeliner is SO easy to create (especially when waking up late!) and it actually looks great while also highlighting eyes in a more natural way that really does make them pop! Who can resist that gorgeous Chantecaille Save the Bees palette?? Not only are the colors fabulous, but they give 5% of proceeds from the Save the Bees Palette to The Xerces Society to help protect bees and our environment! 

    The bold lip just adds to the look, finishing it off and completing it. It's elegant edgy and I'm crazy about it! I adore the MUA Lip Stain! The colors are beautiful and bold and hydrating with serious staying stain power! 

    High Intensity Herbal Lip Balm - Blooming Berry

    Herbal Lip Lacquer - Tahiti Plum 

    MUA Makeup Academy
    Lip Stain - Wine & Magenta

    Chantecaille Beauté
    Save the Bees Palette 
  • metallic eyes with bold long lasting lips certified fabulous fall winter 2014 beauty trends runwayThe COVERGIRL Outlast All Day Lip Color has perfect pigment with serious staying dry, flaky lips either! In fact to test their claim of 24 hour power I left it on with out washing it off and when I woke up it did in fact stand up to the 24 hours and beyond! I hate touchups, so with this all you had to do to freshen up was add the moisturizing top coat that is basically like applying chapstick and your are good to go! Also, my new go-to eye makeup shadow look is here again only in true shimmery metallic tones!

    Palladio Silk FX palettes are idea for these looks! For crazy affrdable prices it's worth buying them all! 

    Silk FX Eyeshadow - BOUDOIR CHIC & DEBUTANTE 

    Outlast All Day Lip Color - Ruby Reflection, Cinnamon Stick & Naturalist 
  • long lashes fake mascara certified fabulous beauty trends fall winter 2014

    No7 Stay Perfect Mascara - Black

    Contains unique tubular technology for long-lasting, life-proof lash perfection up to 24 hours. 
    Each eyelash is individually wrapped with a special film that creates tiny elastic tubes around your lashes for greater volume and length. The easy-to-use lash wrap brush separates and coats every lash with a flexible formula from root to tip. When you are ready to remove, simply wash off with warm water.

    Up to 24hour wear. Smudge Proof, Flake Proof, Humidity proof, Tear Proof, Sweat Proof.

    * new go-to mascara...coats lashes individually without clumping them together....lashes look so perfect you might be asked if they are real or not! LOVE IT!

    No7 Stay Precise Felt Tip Eye Liner - Black

    No7 Stay Precise Liquid Eye Liner - Black

    Halloween Lash Dress 

    * Tip: These are out for Halloween only, so buy them up while they last! These are the most natural lashes I have seen and used, I actually used the Devil lashes in a wedding I was in over the summer :)
  • reverse cat eye makeup beauty trends certified fabulous fall winter 2014
    Another of top fave looks! I've been rocking this out already and I love how sexy and simple it is to create! I put a nude or white tone shadow on my top lid with shades from the Too Faced: Boudoir EyesThen I take the Mary Kay black eyeliner and draw back and forth across the water line until it creates a thick line under my lash line. I then trace the line into the inner corner and a bit on the top inner corner of my lid. Then extend the line out away from the outter corner to create the cat eye. To lock in the look I will use the Mary Kay Gel Liner for a "wet" look or I will take the French Tickler color in the Boudoir Eyes palette and cover the eyeliner line, which also creates a smokey look. Mary Kay has a great makeup setting spray I use after this is all applied. 

    Herbal Matte Blush - Berry Pink 

    Mary Kay
    Eyeliner - Black

    Mary Kay
    Gel Eyeliner With Expandable Brush Applicator - Black

    Mary Kay At Play
    Triple Layer Tinted Balm - Pink Again (Sheer) 

    Too Faced

    Too Faced
    Lip Injection Extreme 
  • Fresh faced makeup beauty trends fall winter 2014 certified fabulousIncredible foundation! The magic is truly all about the special brush design! I believe that foundation is best applied with your fingers and the heat of your hands, especially since when I use brushes the foundation seems to absorb more in the brush than on my skin...but that never happened with this amazing bareSkin foundation brush! Flawless! The makeup applied fast and easy with the brush and the foundation covered imperfections while leaving a light glow to my face. I LOVE this product!!!

    Bare Escentuals
    bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation with Broad Spectrum SPF 20 

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With everyone going back to school soon Secret Mean Stinks program is a great program to become aware of. Secret is trying put an end to girl-to-girl bullying with Secret’s Mean Stinks program! The program has been partnering with celebs to spread the message like Demi Lovato, teen queen Zendaya and I Am That Girl’s Alexis Jones. To date, Mean Stinks has connected with more than 1.5 million girls. People can also get involved online with the “Girls Guide to End Bullying,”  a web-based interactive curriculum proven to decrease the experiences of being bullied by educating audience who are affected by it most. This teaches girls to stand up to bullying in fun ways, as well as to share their own success stories. This is a amazing program to help combat a growing problem in our country.

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Secret has some great products to go along with the program. There is the Secret Mean Stinks Fearlessly Fresh Body Spray, this comes in a convenient travel size with a locking top great to carry in a purse or backpack for refreshing spays. It has a fruity, floral scent to keep you “Fearlessly Fresh”! They also have The Secret Mean Stinks Fearlessly Fresh Clinical Strength Smooth Solid this has a nice smell to it like the body spray with prescription strength wetness protection and pH balanced to work with changing body chemistry. Then they have the Secret Clinical Strength Mean Stinks Advanced Solid Fearless Fresh Sent this has odor fighting capsules that absorb odor and release the scent all day to keep you smelling fresh and will also work with pH to balance and work with a changing body chemistry.

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I highly recommend checking out these great products as well as getting yourself or kids involved in Mean Stinks! Secret Mean Stinks inspired girls to “Gang Up for Good” by creating 1.3 million acts of “good.” Girls were encouraged to take a proactive role in standing up to bullying and sharing their #NiceAdvice with each other via social media. Thousands of girls across the county took “blue pinky swears” as a visual reminder and a call-to-action to keep it a “drama free school year.” For more information about Mean Stinks, including the various ways girls and schools can get involved and “Gang Up for Good” to end mean behavior, join the conversation on Twitter@MeanStinks and visit the Secret Mean Stinks Facebook experience.

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If you're looking for a few essential makeup products to finish the summer with a fresh look and take with you into the fall, L'Oreal has just the items for a simple and beautiful look: Magic Skin Anti-Redness BB Cream, Miss Manga Mascara, and the Glossy Balm.

Loreal magic skin beautifier bb cream


During the summer months, and yes it still is summer (August is not over yet!), I don't typically don't wear foundation as it feels too heavy on my skin. Instead, I use either a tinted moisturizer or a BB/CC Cream - these are great for light coverage and a fresh-faced look. L'Oreal offers a few BB Creams, one of which is the Magic Skin Beautifier Anti-Redness BB Cream. So how does it work? This BB Cream includes "Beautifying Beads" that are encapsulated with color-transforming pigments that counteract redness. It starts out green and as you apply (or even rub in your hand), it transforms to a universal skin tone shade that reduces the look of redness, which is pretty neat to watch! On top of the anti-redness benefits, this BB also works to even skin tone and hydrate for a smooth, bare finish. Just for fair warning, although it is pretty cool to see this BB transform to a universal shade, I would be tentative to use it if you have fair skin. My skin is quite fair and the shade was a little too dark for my preference. Other than that, this BB cream is lightweight and perfect for warmer weather.
Loreal voluminous miss manga mascara


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While you don’t need Arnold Schwarzenegger’s arms to stay fit and healthy, there is no question that becoming a couch potato victim will negatively impact your health. According to Celebrity Fitness Expert Dr. Raj, a nationally recognized Double Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon at the Beverly Hills Orthopedic Institute, engaging in a few simple exercises can greatly prevent injury or the need for future surgery.

“It is a misnomer that joint replacement is primarily reserved for overworked athletes,” says Dr. Raj. “Many patients are in need of surgery down the road due to great lengths of inactivity, such as spending years behind a desk.”

Below are Dr. Raj’s simple exercise tips for staying fit:

- Don’t Forget to Stretch: Each morning when you rise and shine, there is a reason why your first inclination is to stretch before rolling out of bed. “Stretching not only lengthens muscles, it improves circulation which helps to release toxins,” says Dr. Raj. “To prevent injury, stretch both before and after physical activity.”

- Walk Whenever Possible: Believe it or not, walking each day will keep the doctor away. The 10,000 steps campaign suggests that a daily count of thousands of paces has various long-term health benefits. “While walking alone isn’t going to win any body building competitions, 20 minutes of daily walking is the single best thing you can do for your health,” adds Dr. Raj.

- Take the Stairs: Rather than riding the escalator or elevator, climb up the stairs. Walking up a flight of stairs strengthens the heart and lungs and burns calories as well. Even as little as one flight of stairs is better than no movement at all.

- Hit the Green: Weight bearing exercises (including golf) are the key to building bone mass which has been proved to postpone osteoporosis and arthritis. From swinging those clubs to walking between holes, a day out on the golf course is good for both body and mind.

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National Relaxation Day is upon us! If you didn’t know it is tomorrow (August 15th)! So prepare to get your relaxation on! I had the pleasure of trying some great products from Neutrogena to help me celebrate! Since I believe that pampering and relaxation go hand in hand; these products are great not only will they help keep your skin moisturized and glowing but it will also help keep your hair looking fabulous. So for all of you who don’t have the time or money to go to a spa here are a few products to help you relax for this holiday.

Neutrogena rainbath renewing shower gel


Neutrogena Rainbath® Renewing Shower and Bath Gel - Pear & Green Tea softens and conditions skin without a heavy leave-behind residue. This shower gel has a unique fragrance blend of pear and green tea which is absolutely delightful and relaxing. Not only does it smell great but it works to renew the look of your skin as well as feeling softer, smoother and truly renewed. Another great thing about this product is you can also use it for shaving! I love products that have multiple uses because my shower tends to get filled with multiple products and it is nice to have something that truly works great for both purposes that it says it will.

Neutrogena body oil

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When I started dress shopping for my wedding, one question that came up again and again as I tried on dresses was, “What kind of veil do you want?” To be honest, the question always caught me off guard because I knew there was only one answer: “It depends on the dress!” Your entire wedding look, including your jewelry, veil and wedding hairstyle, should absolutely match with the wedding dress you pick! So how can you match your hairstyle to your wedding dress? Don’t fret, we’ve got some great tips on coordinating your hairstyle to your wedding dress with ease.

Backless Dress
Backless wedding dresses are very on trend. And whether it’s completely open in the back, partially so or just the illusion of an open back with lace detailing, you’ll likely want to show off that sexy back! Consider an updo for your wedding day hairstyle to give your back the spotlight. If you aren’t feeling an updo but still want something that’s flattering, you can also try a longer hairstyle where your hair is pulled and styled to the front and side. Think: An ultra glamorous low side pony with curls.

One-Shoulder Gown
A one-shoulder gown is great for showing off fabulous arms and a little skin, so don’t have your hair covering that up! A half-up half-down wedding hairstyle is a great way to balance off this asymmetrical look. If your wedding is a bit on the formal side, an updo works really well with this look, too. And since the focus on the gown is showing off the shoulder, you can also rest assured that just about any veil length works.

Strapless/Sweetheart Dress
Strapless and sweetheart-neck dresses are still some of the most popular wedding dress styles. The good news is, they not only flatter just about every figure, they work with just about any hairstyle, too! If you are having a church ceremony or concerned about showing too much skin, consider a long hairstyle instead of a half-up or formal updo.

Casual/Beachy Dresses
If you are having a beach wedding or a more casual affair, embrace the afternoon vibe with a non-fussy look. Long hair styled in beachy waves or even loose braids and half-up half-down looks are perfect for beach weddings. This is one look where you’ll want to avoid the formal updo and have fun with your wedding day hairstyle.

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Loccitane rose perfumeCelebrate the flower of Queens with Roses et Reines Eau de Toilette. I like a fragrance with a story and this one really enhances the perfume. This fragrance is inspired by the four daughters of the Count of Forcalquier, all of who cherished roses (L’Occtaine). As the flowers were said to have made them queens, this fragrance includes their favorite roses – the Grasse rose, Bulgarian rose, Moroccan rose, and the Turkish rose (L’Occitante).

I love the smell of Roses and this eau de toilette has just the right amount without it being too overpowering. There’s a richness to the fragrance, but maintains light, floral, and fruity notes. This fragrance will be my go-to as we head into the end of summer and beginning of fall. It doesn’t have a musky or spicy scent, so it’s perfect for summer evenings, and it’s not too sweet that it can carry well into the fall. Although I love deep and intriguing fragrances, I’ve always wanted one that just smells like roses: something simple, elegant, and wearable. Thankfully I have found Roses et Reines and it now has a permanent front row spot on my bureau!

If you want to enhance the intensity and longevity of Roses et Raines, layer with Roses et Reines Beautifying Body Milk. If you just want to experience a touch of the fragrance throughout the day, Roses et Reines Hand & Nail Cream is perfect to carry in your purse.Shaveworks Pearl Souffle shave cream

How else can you feel like a queen other than using Roses et Reines? Well I think smooth skin is a good way to start. Upgrade your ordinary shave cream to Shaveworks Pearl Souffle Luxurious Shave Cream. Not only will this shave cream ensure a smooth shave, it also exfoliates, moisturizes, and soothes your skin. This shave cream includes capislow to minimize the appearance of hair growth, phytic and glycolic acid to exfoliate and reduce ingrown hairs, and mediacalm complex for moisturizing benefits. Herbal and botanical extracts also help heal and soothe your skin. After using this shave cream, I’m left with smooth, moisturized skin, and a longer lasting shave. I tend to get razor irritation and this is a great cream to reduce that irritation and redness. I now use this cream every time I shave!

There are many luxurious products that can make you feel, even just a little bit, like a queen, but these two have now established themselves as staples in my beauty routine!

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Don’t get caught with dry crunchy damaged hair this summer! During hot summer months, hair gets exposed to additional heat causing it to lose moisture and become dry and brittle.  Add the use of tools like flat irons, blow dryers, curling irons, and curl wands and it can become break off central!

Don’t Sacrifice Style.

Some Do’s and Don’ts for Styling:

This is your chance to turn heads ladies, don’t miss it! When it comes to styling avoid adding any more heat or strain on hair follicles than you have to. We repeat, step away from the flat iron!

  • Don’t blow dry hair directly after washing it.  DO try sectioning and air drying hair first to minimize heat.

It’s summer, get creative have some fun!

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If you haven’t tried it cosmetics by Jamie Kern yet, it is time! A great thing about all of these products is that they have cutting edge anti-aging technology and are designed to give you the most beautiful skin ever. I have had the pleasure of using a few of it cosmetics products and I am yet to come across one that I don't absolutely love! 

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it cosmeticsCC+™ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50+is a hydrating, color correcting cushion compact. It is clinically proven to brighten your complexion, improve skin tone evenness and minimize pores and fine lines! Yes it will help with all of that! It is the first of its kind and is truly amazing. The feel of this foundation is amazing! It doesn't feel heavy but gives you amazing coverage. I typically have some redness in my cheeks and sometimes some acne to cover and this does a great job. I love the packaging, it has a convenient mirror in the compact and is a great size to carry in your purse. 

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  • AOskin VitC BalancingToner lotion moisturizer certified fabulous review vitamin renewal serumAVALON ORGANICS: Vitamin C Renewal skincare collection

    Balancing Toner / Renewal Cream / Vitality Facial Serum / Moisture Plus Lotion - Broad Spectrum SPF 15

    The BEST skincare line to perfect skin tone and clarity! I absolutely LOVE this collection ever since researching Vitamin C skincare and I am very addicted. Vitamin C for brightening, renewing and perfecting. This is my primary night products and I even use the Moisture Plus lotion to apply in the morning before makeup. I will never go without Vitamin C on my face because of the results it has given me. #VitaminCaddict 
  • Bioré Blemish Fighting Astringent CHARCOAL CLEANSER one minute self heating mask certified fabulous reviewBIORÉ® SKINCARE


    I have been using and loving BIORÉ since I was a teenager, amazed at the gunk that came off on their pore strips :) This brand is the real deal and they have the products to prove it! I love using the Charcoal Cleanser after I wipe my makeup off with a makeup removing cloth. I apply the gel to my face then use my Clarisonic to deep scrub my face and draw out the imperfections. Chaorcoal is an amazing ingredient and I believe in it's amazing abilities to pull out deep grim in my skin. The Self Heating mask is incredible, feels amazing and is the ideal weekly treatment to keep my skin balance in check! Especially beneficial after flying to release your skin from the nasty multiple enviromental toxins you subjected yourself to. 

    The Blemish Fighting Astringent is my only product I use in the morning when I wake up to clean the oily surface the night has created and prep my face for lotion and makeup. It's refreshing, cooling and wakes me up! 
  • Nads natural hair removal nose wax body wax strips certified fabulous review
    Nad's Hair Removal 

    Nad’s Hair Removal Nose Wax for Men & Women / Nad's Hair Removal Body Wax Strips for Normal Skin

    You might of saw the YouTube video of me and Sara trying the Nad's Nose Wax kit for the first time, if not CLICK HERE. I happen to love this product because, yes let's admit it, women have nose hair too! The easiest and fastest way I like to get rid of it is the Nad's Nose Wax kit because it is simple to use and it gets rid of the hair immediately. It stings for a second, but don't be afraid, as intimidating as it seems it really isn't that bad and it works great!!! 

    The idea of waxing did frighten me and especially going to a salon to get waxing done, so I was thrilled to try the Nad's Wax Strips at home! The instructions and use was easy and not as painful as I thought. When I think of waxing I have flashbacks of my mother's using hot wax on her legs and screaming bloody murder when she had to rip it off...kind of traumatized my desire to wax. I always have trouble shaving the back of my thigh perfectly, so I just used the wax strips and I instantly had hairless thighs...waxing has come a long way since my mom tried it! Yay for technology..and Nad's! 
  • Boots Botanics Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz ionic clay mask shine away certified fabulous reviewBoots Botanics

    Boots Botanics Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz / Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask  

    I really enjoyed using a spritz toner to freshen up my face. I love using this when I don't wear makeup and need a mid-day cleaning booster! Cooling, refreshing and cleansing without drying out my skin. Plus I can't resist the scent of rose!!!!

    The Ionic Clay Mask is a mineral-rich oceanic clay mask containing a negative electrical charge which acts like a magnet, helping to draw deep-rooted impurities out of the skin without drying. With that definition who wouldn't want to try this product out?! This is a great summer mask because of the extra sweaty, oily skin I get with the ever changing living in a 2nd floor apartment really traps in the heat! One days I know I was pouring out sweat I love to relax and apply this mask to detox my skin while I cool down from the day. 
  • LOCCITANE candle foam face wash devine eyes almond body oil shower perfume certified fabulous reviewL'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE

    Angelica Lemon Ultra Foaming Cleanser / Divine Eyes / Fleur d'Or & Acacia Perfumed Candle / Almond Shower Oil / Verbena Eau de Toilette

    One of my FAVORITE brands! I have loved every single product I have tried from this brand and I think it is worth the splurge! Quality that works! The foam cleanser is luxurious and contants angelica extract which is well known for it's effectiveness on skin hydration and vitality with organic lemon essential oil for its notable astringent action. It stays in my shower so I can use it every time I'm getting clean :) While in there I adore the Almond Shower oil to wash with because it supplies immediate and long lasting hydration. This shower oil transforms, when in contact with water, into a delicate foam that gently cleanses the body and the scent is incredible! It is my favorite in-shower cleanser + hydrator! I can't express my love enough for this! 

    The Divine eye cream is a fresh, creamy eye gel that helps smooth fine lines and firms the fragile eye area by harnessing the unique anti-aging properties of the everlasting immortelle flower and a new botanitcal booster of 7 plant-derived active ingredients. It applies flawlessly and leaves my eyes youthful and bright! The Verbena perfume gives a fresh, easy-going scent that is the definition of me in the summer...the feelings I get when I smell the aroma is a very positive and happy feeling. Of course the candle smells just as scented and alluring as it fills my home with a fresh, floral aroma that everyone I have over comments.

    Brilliant and flawless products from a top brand. 
  • JOSIE MARAN Argan Hot Oil Self-Heating Hair Treatment certified fabulous review beautyJOSIE MARAN Cosmetics

    Argan Hot Oil Self-Heating Hair Treatment

    WOW...that's my first impression after using just ONE of these oil treatments! I once again underestimated a product and when I finally get around to trying it I am blown away and left wondering why I haven't been using it sooner. 

    Made Vitamin-E-rich with 100% Pure Argan Oil, one little tube packs in a ton of hair repair and strengthening powers!! It was a truly delightful and relaxing shower experience to apply to my hair and feel the immediate warming. After leaving it on for a few minutes I rinsed it and and my hair was already noticeably different. I could brush through it easily and it my color looked intensely shine and healthy. In fact, the next day when I went to work everyone was commenting on my hair and asking what I did! I have been trying to get my hair back to it's old self again after I tortured it in an over-bleaching situation last summer....I have found the secret! 
  • CloSYS all products toothpaste mouthwaste tounge teeth fresh mint certified fabulous review
    CloSYS oral health care

    CloSYS Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste / CloSYS Alcohol-Free Oral Rinse / CloSYS Fresh Breath Oral Spray / Tongue Cleaner / Toothbrush

    The great thing about this brand? Their products do Not contain sulfates, triclosan or gluten. Another unique feature, the CloSYS Toothpastes are one of a few that DOES NOT contain the foaming agent, sodium lauryl sulfate(SLS) which is commonly used, but has been linked to canker sores. Plus, CloSYS Antiseptic Oral Rinse is ALCOHOL Free so there is no burning or drying. This is an oral care company that actually cares about your overall health and not just if you have white teeth no matter what risky ingredients are used to make that happen. 

    I found the collection to be very non-abrasive and had minimal taste. If you are a person that needs a strong burst of mint flavor in your oral products they also include a Flavor Control dropper to add in more mint...clever huh? So take your time and take care of you mouth...tongue included (if you use the scrapper! hah)

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Last week we had the privilege of speaking with celebrity make-up artist, Belinda Moss about taking care of our eyebrows!


Q: How do you find the right color to use when filling in your eyebrows?

A: I suggest going with 2 shades lighter than your natural hair color. If you select a color that is too dark, it makes your eyebrows appear harsh. 

Q: What type of product is best to use when filling in your eyebrows (cream, pencil, gel, etc)? 

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Whether or not you decide you’ll be determining your bridesmaids’ hairstyles is a pretty personal decision. After all, you’ll have to weigh the many pros and cons: On the one hand, you’ll get exactly what you want but on the other hand, you may end up upsetting a friend who has something else in mind. It’s definitely a delicate subject and one you should handle carefully. But, if yourbridesmaids are open to a little input, we have a few ideas on navigating this tricky territory.

1. Consider Your Friends’ Styles

The first thing you should take into account is each of your friends’ personalities and their current hairstyles. A bridesmaid with long locks, for example, will probably be more open to a half up, half down hairdo than one with very short hair to play with. If she’s open to suggestions, give her a few ideas on hairstyles that you think suit her personal style and personality. You wouldn’t want to put your most laid back friend in a stuffy French twist she’ll be uncomfortable in all night.

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