Monday, February 10, 2020

CLEARstem Skincare: VITAMINscrub

Yes, I am 50 years old and still have challenges with acne flare ups especially around my chin area. Sometimes it is from the foods I eat and other times I believe it to be hormonal. 

Now I am sampling CLEARstem Skincare’s VITAMINscrub - Antioxidant Infused Cleanser. I do hope in a few weeks I will be able to tell you I am rid of the jawline acne and share the results with you. Right now I can tell you that I like the consistency, smell and the glow it is giving my skin! I posted a make up free selfie today and absolutely see a change in my skin...already!

VITAMINscrub is good for all skin types including dry, mature, sensitive, blemish-prone, combination and normal. It’s designed for daily use. Environmentally-friendly bamboo particles act as a polish to resurface the skin and keep pores clear. The skin’s texture will appear smooth, refined, brightened, and pores will appear smaller after use. $39





Thursday, January 30, 2020

NEW: bareMinerals The Beauty of Nature Collection

The bareMinerals Limited Edition The Beauty of Nature Collection is absolutely like it's name- beautiful! I have already swatched and worn lippies in both perfection and confidence and also their blush in That Peach Tho (all sampled below). The colors are perfect for any skintone and as you can see by their swatches below- there is a large variety of options in this collection. The lippies are moist and have long lasting wear. The blush I sampled had a subtle hint of color and is also buildable if a stronger look is preferred. This limited edition collection is sure to be a hit so get it before it's gone!






 






Valentine’s Day Love from Merle Norman Cosmetics

Merle Norman understands that Valentine's Day is about kisses, hugs, and happiness. So we are all celebrating this special upcoming Valentine's Day with some wonderful products and hope you feel the love radiating from your computer, phone and/or tablet! 

I certainly fell for the three products I sampled and have been wearing them daily ever since receiving them. The PLUSH LIPSTICK ($25) I have been wearing in POWER PLAY has a satin matte finish with great staying power, the CHEEK CRAYON ($28.50) in PINK LOTUS is a creamy crayon that blends easily and is also buildable and THE KISS & HUG LIPGLOSS ($22) in MULBERRY is a lightweight formula that delivers rich, opaque color in a single swipe! 

There are many more color options for all three product categories- so please visit their site to find the right color(s) to suit your Valentine's Day and/or every day's needs!








Products are available HERE and at Merle Norman Cosmetics Studios nationwide.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

RELUMINS : Meso Therapy Skincare Tools to Help You Get Your Glow On

Yes, I have neglected my skin and my B.I.O.A. readers know this is a fact! I used to have a wonderfully results driven routine and I have completely slacked off for the past few months. So, I am getting back to basics and have truly enjoyed learning more about RELUMINS and their Must-Have In-Home Spa Beauty Buys For Extreme Skin Rejuvenation for under $100 (per product). We all know that results take a few weeks, or sometimes months, yet I am truly excited about these products.













About the company:

Clean beauty is the name of the game for 2020 and the New Jersey-based skincare luminary, Relumins, (https://www.relumins.com), is leading the pack. The company announced their new line of must-have Meso-Therapy tools + skincare products to perfect your 2020 in-home skin care regimen. Expertly designed for cross use, the new product selection includes Microcurrent & LED cosmeceutical tools to medical-grade serums with the full line tailored to result in the most illuminating of glows. With each product priced under $100, you are guaranteed to bring spa-level products in-home for daily or weekly use without breaking the bank.

We are truly excited to bring our Meso Therapy Tools + Product Line to the market. Beauty from within has been our goal for quite a few years and for 2020 we have truly perfected it by consistently upgrading the quality and ingredients of our products.” States Jack Gindi of Relumins. “ We believe in the power of our products. There is not a single week that passes where we do not receive before and after photos from our clients showing us how our skincare products have changed their skin and lives for the better. Our Meso Therapy Tools are the next level for in-home facials.

The new product line offerings include:

Relumins Intense Glow Beauty Care Tool - Facial Skin Therapy Microcurrent Electronic Face Massager: $73.99

Perfect your complexion with this solar-powered facelift massager specially designed to stimulate the contours of your facial skin, neck, and arms. This one of a kind handheld massager enhances the skin's tone and texture while improving the absorption of skincare products. It can be used with your favorite serums or lotions to increase their efficacy while getting a cool, refreshing facial roll with active micro-current stimulation. This tool is made of medical-grade aluminum throughout its body with a copper core with 4 rollers that perfectly fit the contour of any face shape. Its unique solar panel provides micro-current to stimulate the body's tissue so there is no need for charging. It's microcurrent is provided by the natural rays of the sun to increase your overall beauty. It can be used on all body parts that you wish to increase skin elasticity and tone, perfect for those pesky fine lines. This tool can be used to tighten the skin on your face, neck, arms, and body, under-eye pouches, crows feet, wrinkles around the nose and mouth, chin skin, frown lines and improve the appearance of neck wrinkles.

Relumins Glycolic Peeling Gel: $27.75

With a unique blend of natural fruit extracts and Glycolic acid, this skin-perfecting gel is a holy grail exfoliator. Safe and gentle enough to use on sensitive skin, it not only exfoliates for immediate clarity, it also reduces the appearance of pore size, and prevents breakouts. Rid your complexion of dead skin cells while stimulating skin generation and promoting younger-looking skin. It is a must-use product for the maintenance of skin elasticity, hydration, and texture. The Glycolic Peeling Gel comes in a 200ml Gel Pump Bottle ( # of uses) and contains 5% Glycolic Acid.

Relumins Skin Perfecting Serum:

This amazing new Skin Perfecting AHA Serum is a combination of light exfoliating botanical extracts that contain a high amount of AHA. The ultra-light formula corrects uneven skin tone while stimulating collagen production for a brighter, smoother, more radiant complexion. This 40ml bottle packs a big punch as it is a pharmaceutical-grade professional formula with lactic acid. Lactic acid is an effective skin exfoliator and moisturizer that will help in the reduction of the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles while promoting skin firming and skin brightening. Struggling with age & liver spots, freckles, hyper-pigmentation or skin discoloration? Then this is the product for you. To use simply dab lightly on face & neck and massage gently until fully absorbed. Use in the morning and at night.

Relumins LED Light Therapy Tool: $49.99

With one lightweight Electronic Muscle Stimulation RF beauty instrument and 6 LED lights, you'll save precious time and money by bringing the professional spa experience home. Relumins Multi-Function Facial Light Therapy Tool is a skin lightening device that delivers a spa-like experience right at your home. The new product works to help with skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, dark spot correction, skin brightening, and anti-aging. Low light energy deeply penetrates the skin promoting the absorption of skincare products, boosting younger, smoother skin. This tool also promotes detoxification, lymphatic drainage, smoothness of skin, and reduces redness while increasing the firmness of the skin and leaving it looking youthful and lifted. With no needles necessary, the Facial Light Therapy Tool breaks through skin dullness and uses mesotherapy to stimulate collagen making the face look more plumped and softer. The LED Light therapy tool also enhances the skin's flexibility and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with 6 colors/ LED lights that work efficiently and offer an alternative to drying chemicals and invasive procedures. Electronic Muscle Stimulation technology delivers powerful heat that stimulates existing collagen softening wrinkle lines and improves the quality of the skin leaving it feeling refreshed and glowing. The LED Light therapy tool also helps calm existing blemishes and reduces the chance of future breakouts.

Fresh Eyes Under Eye Perfecting Purse Travel Roller: $23.95

Refresh your under-eye area with this blend of Brazilian herbs, aloe vera and algae extract! These clinically proven ingredients will leave you looking lively by relieving your "dark circles” whether you are fresh off of a plane or pulled an all-nighter with friends and a few glasses of wine. This tiny tool will brighten dark circles caused by blood flow stagnation in as few as 28 days. It gently soothes and restores skin with aloe vera and algae extract and deeply penetrates the skin surface.

I will update the article with my personal results in a few weeks! Ready, set, glow!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Get The Look: Hailey Bieber at the Instyle Golden Globes After Party

Absolutely stunning I say! Hailey Bieber looked as radiant as ever so if you want to get the look-please read all of the wonderfully helpful step by step instructions below.

Celebrity makeup artist, Denika Bedrossian, created Sunday night’s makeup look on bareMinerals Global Beauty Ambassador, Hailey Bieber, for the Instyle Golden Globes After Party and a NEW lipstick from the brand made it’s red carpet debut!








Who: Hailey Bieber // Instyle Golden Globes After Party

The Inspiration: For Hailey’s 2020 InStyle Golden Globes After Party look, Denika wanted to create a natural beauty with a sexy finish. For her makeup, she used all bareMinerals products, as they both love using such clean makeup.

How to Get the Look:

Skin:

Earlier in the day Hailey applied the bareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion Serum to hydrate and be glam-ready for the night. To start, Denika always begins with bareMinerals PrimeTime Foundation Primerto create a smooth start.

Face:

She then used a small amount of bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick with her fingers just around the eyes and nose, keeping the skin natural. Using your finger to apply naturally warms up the product for a more sheer application.

Eyes:

For eyes she used the bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Latte’ to create a warm eye, adding a bit of clear gloss on top as she walked out the door to give that dewy shine. She then layered bareMinerals Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara in black to darken the lash lines.

Lips:

For her lips, Denika used the brand NEW bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick in ‘Fortitude’, tapping it onto the lips to create a stained effect. No sharp lines, just effortless and clean...almost like she just had a basket of berries.

Where to Find Them: bareMinerals products are available at bareMinerals boutiques and bareMinerals.com. Also available at Sephora, ULTA, Macy’s, Dillard’s, fine spas and salons. Visit bareminerals.com for store locations.