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Dermarie

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT: DERMARIE ANTI-AGING CLEANSER & FACIAL SERUM REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

September 01, 2015

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{ R-L: the consistency of the cleanser and the serum shown }

Dermarie Advanced Skin Science was kind enough to send me samples of these two products to try out for you guys. I’ve been testing the NEW Age Defying Facial Cleanser + Rose Hip Seed Oil, and the Skin Tightening Anti-aging Facial Serum for about a month.

And because I see and feel the results, I’m excited to talk about them with you and include them in my Beauty Spotlight Series. But first, let me give you a little 4-1-1 on the company…

Dermarie gives us results by merging ground-breaking skin care technology with powerful ingredients found in nature. What does that mean for you and me? That means we get natural and effective skin care. Skin care that is perfect for most skin types. Skin care with rich benefits due to Mother Nature’s ingredients. And because their products are NOT loaded with things we don’t want for our skin, we can be sure we’re getting pure, powerful + healthy skin care products. All Dermarie skin care products are also developed right here in the U.S. and are 100% cruelty free and never tested on animals.

Age Defying Facial Cleanser + Rose Hip Seed Oil:

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I’m just going to list what I liked and noticed from using the product.

→ it has a barley there fresh, clean scent. I smell a hint of rose.

→cleanser turns into a nice lather

→takes off all my makeup (if you use heavy makeup or waterproof eye makeup, I suggest you cleanse twice or use a makeup wipe prior)

→does not strip my skin or leave it feeling dry

→my skin looks and feels clean after use

→my skin appears healthy

overall I’ve really enjoyed using this cleanser!

FACTS/PRODUCT CLAIMS:

formulated with Vitamin A,C, E, F and Rose Hip Seed Oil. With daily continued use it supposed to help promote collagen growth, deep clean, balance the skin’s natural pH, reduce wrinkles, hydrate and restore a smooth and firm appearance.

MSRP – $35

Size – 4 oz.

for all skin types

Skin Tightening Anti-aging Facial Serum:

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I’m just going to list what I liked and noticed from using the product.

→I don’t detect a scent

→lightweight serum that quickly absorbs into my skin

→1-2 pumps is all I need

→non-greasy formula

→immediately after use I feel my skin tighter!

→I’ve noticed a smoother texture of my complexion, especially on my forehead

this serum is truly one I will keep as apart of my routine. I can’t get over the immediate tightening effects! This serum sure lives up to its name.

FACTS/PRODUCT CLAIMS:

MSRP – $88

Size – 1 oz.

for all skin types

With twice daily application, this product claims to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, instantly lift and tighten for an immediate firmer complexion, and stimulate collagen.

For more information on these, or any other Dermarie skin care products, please visit their website by clicking here.

*And as always, these opinions are my own and true.

Thank you Dermarie for letting me try these amazing products!

**PLEASE CHECK MY INSTAGRAM TOMORROW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN DERMARIE FACIAL CLEANSER + SKIN TIGHTENING SERUM! 1 LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE BOTH PRODUCTS. DETAILS WILL BE POSTED ON MY INSTAGRAM ON WEDNESDAY , 9/2.

xx,

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Dry Brushing

Dry Brushing

April 16, 2015

Dry Brushing

I heard about dry brushing through a Holistic Nutritionist over a year ago. I am now finally trying it and been dry brushing for almost 3 weeks. I wanted to share with you what dry brushing is, why it’s so beneficial, and why you should add it to your weekly skin care routine.

What is dry brushing:  Using a firm body brush to promote healthier skin from the inside—out.

The benefits:  An excellent way to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. If you dry brush regularly, it improves the appearance of cellulite making the skin look and feel firmer. Dry brushing also stimulates circulation which helps naturally detoxify the skin.

I also do it before I self tan to prep my skin, or after to help remove dry patches in-between my faux tans. Dry brushing helps my products I use absorb better into my skin. I have personally noticed smoother, less dry skin thus far.

How to do it:  Use the dry brush on dry skin 5-10 minutes before showering. Start at your feet and work upwards to your heart using circular and upward motions. Start dry brushing every other day, and then daily if you want. Dry brushing should feel good, a tingling or invigorating feeling. It should NOT hurt.

I really enjoy the invigorating feeling I get during dry brushing and a few minutes after. If you do it for a few minutes in the morning, it really helps you ‘wake-up!’ I imagine that tingling feeling is my body detoxifying.

What to get:  I got my body brush at Whole Foods Market. But you can find one here and here.

Dry Brushing

{ Bass 100% Wild Boar wet/dry body brush }

Dry Brushing, skin care

 

Thank you for reading!

 

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What’s in my cosmetic case?

January 08, 2015

I’m constantly changing my cosmetic case and what’s in it. Currently, this is what I have inside…

Cosmetic Case

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Cosmetic case:  “In Case of Emergency, Put Mascara on Yourself Before Helping Others.” I received this case from a dear friend of mine, and it’s special to me! It fits a lot (as you can see) and it’s just so cute!

Business Cards:  Yes, there are business cards in my cosmetic case! I have business cards stashed in every handbag, clutch, diaper bag and cosmetic case I have…You never know when an opportunity arises. Gotta be prepared.

Lip balm:  Eos lip balm is a MUST! I can’t help myself. And neither can my son Liam, who’s 2. When he finds the colorful egg-shaped balm, he can’t keep his little hands off of it. The lip balm is moisturizing, natural, fruity + smells good.

{ that little hand in my shot, going for the Eos lip balm! :) }

Travel size cream:  There’s always some kind of travel cream in my bag. I wash my hands a billion times a day, and this ‘Ultra Repair Cream’ is perfect for nourishing my hands throughout the day.

Mally Beauty Evercolor Eye Liner:  I had given up on eyeliner until this one came into my life! The colors are beautiful. They are so creamy + easy to apply. They are truly bulletproof. And I’m starting to hoard these! » shown in “Lucky Penny.”

Amazonian Clay Blush:  Tarte is one of my favorite brands. And in my opinion, they have the best blush. This brand is built upon offering non-toxic, eco-friendly beauty products, that deliver! » shown in “Blissful.”

Chubby Shadow Stick:  Because you never know when you need a little touch-up! This one is neutral + has a little sparkle. So I can pop it on my lids anytime. » shown is “Bountiful Beige.”

Butter Gloss:  This lip gloss has been all over my instagram. It’s one of my new favorites, and is part of my December Beauty Round Up Series » see post here. » shown in “I Believe.”

Highlighter:  Obsessed with a couple of highlighters…this is one of them! This is what I love about it:  It’s soft glow, creamy texture + beautiful “dewy” appearance to the skin.

Marc Jacobs Spray Pen:  The perfect fragrance + size to pop into your bag. Because who doesn’t need an extra spray throughout the day?! ‘Daisy Eau So Fresh,’ is flirty, fruity, fresh + a little musky all at the same time. One of my faves!

Sample Size Mascara:  Admittedly, this is not my favorite mascara. But I keep little ones like this handy for touch-ups, or in case I left my house without mascara on. I hate when that happens.

Naked Lip gloss:  This is my first and only lip gloss by urban decay. But it won’t be my last! I really like the color + the way it looks and feels on my lips. It’s conditioning, long-wear formula is great. » shown in “Sesso.” a shimmery-rose shade. Part of the “On The Run” palette.

 

Thanks for reading! Chat soon!

 

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My Must-Haves for Babies/Toddlers

June 16, 2014
In preparing for baby #2, I got to thinking: Since my first was a newborn, what do I continue to use/like now that he’s 1 1/2? As new moms we go crazy buying and registering for everything (it’s part of the fun & excitement of it all)! But we soon find out- babies/toddlers need only basics. They are just as often happier banging around your pots & pans in your kitchen, than they are with the 85 toys you have in their play room.
So besides the obvious essentials you need when preparing for your first, second, or even fourth child…I put a list together of some products & items that I use on a daily basis & think that every mom should have (& keep until you know your done having kids). I’m lucky I can re-use a lot because I’m having another boy, but there are definitely items I have to buy for his nursery {more on that later}.
It’s about finding what you & your baby/toddler are happy with & sharing your discoveries with other mommies! ♥
{Baby Cottons PJ’s, Boppy nursing pillow, Cloud B Tranquil Turtle, Aden & Anais/Restoration Hardware stroller blanket, PBKids ‘shark’ bath towel, Virgin-Unrefined /Organic Coconut Oil, California Baby hair product, SheaMoisture Olive & Marula Baby Head-To-Toe Lotion,
Bath Products: Babyganics shampoo-bodywash, California Baby bubble bath}

The List:

California Baby Products:  Chemical-free products made with aromatherapy oils (I mostly use their Bubble Bath & Shampoo/Body Wash).

Baby Cottons PJ’s:  These are by far my favorite brand for newborns & up! The footies, playsuits, bodysuits, blankets and accessories made of 100% Peruvian pima cotton. They are a bit pricy, but worth it!

Coconut Oil:  I’m a HUGE fan & user of coconut oil in my house. I use it for many, many things, including my baby’s skin. If you haven’t heard yet: coconut oil has infinite benefits! Use it to help heal cradle cap, dry/sore nipples from breast feeding, rashes, moisturize baby’s skin, etc.

Sophie the Giraffe:  My son doesn’t use this teether anymore :( but he did love it. I’ve kept them for when my second baby is ready.

Stoller Blanket: It’s an obvious item, I know! But it’s great to mention to always have many of them. My favorite ones I’ve had monogramed. Make sure to have lightweight ones for warmer weather, and thicker/plush ones too. My favorites are from Aden + Anais and RH Baby & Child.

Tranquil Turtle:  I bought this for my son a couple of months ago and he loves it! I put this on when it’s bedtime, & its so soothing. It projects this serene (adjustable) blue water effect. It also offers two calming sound choices: gentle melody or whispering waves.

Born Free Bottles:  After I was finished nursing, I started using these bottles. They are great! They are BPA free, the bottles feature ActiveFlow Venting Technology which is clinically designed to reduce colic and gas and allows the baby to control the mild flow for an experience closer to breastfeeding.

The Natures Lullaby Collection I CD or Download from iTunes:  My son LOVES this soothing music (and me too). We still play it EVERY night. This collection of favorite lullabies is complemented by the restful sounds of mother nature. It’s the best! Find it on iTunes or buy the CD.

Cute Bath Towel (PBKids):  I love their hooded bath towels!

Swing:  Another obvious must-have! I like the swings by: 4moms & Ingenuity. The 4moms swing makes movements that mimic the way you move. Ingenuity swings have a bunch of cool features like, Smart phone connectivity that lets you personalize entertainment, electronic mobile spins and glows, swing rotates at 180 degrees in 3 swing directions and more!

Good Baby Monitor (Summer Infant):  Because I will be having 2 babies under 2, I still need a baby monitor. I want to upgrade from the monitor I have now to the Summer Infant Dual View Video Monitor System. Benefits are for parents with multiple children or multiple rooms. It features two pan/scan cameras with zoom and two-way talk-back.

Professional Photographer:  This is a MUST! Start hunting for a professional photographer to capture all your family memories when you’re pregnant. Even if taking maternity photos isn’t your cup of tea, you will want a photographer once your baby is born and thereafter!

Inglesina Fast Table Chair:  I avoid using the high chairs that restaurants provide whenever possible (yuck!). I purchased the Inglesina chair when my son was able to sit up on his own, & I have used it ever since. It’s portable, compatible with most tables, comes with its own carrying bag that’s attached, it’s washable & has a maximum weight capacity of 37 pounds.

SO there you have it…my must-haves! What are your favorites for your baby/toddler?

XX-Kristen