Clinique The Sweetest Thing $39.50Beauty Tools, Makeup, Skincare | Comment (0)
Summer’s here, and for all the girls out there who have oily or combination skin like I do, you know how easily our pores can get clogged when you wear sunscreen everyday, which is totally what you should do, but it is not easy on the skin even if you use the most light-weight and refreshing sunscreen. The hot temperature and sun are just not helpful. So what do you do to make sure that your pores are not clogged? You must keep those pores exfoliated regularly. This is my holy grail exfoliant – Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant ($28) and Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant ($20.80). I only use BHA (beta-hydroxy acid) type of exfoliant. I use to use scrubs, but I don’t anymore because while they can make the skin surface smooth, they don’t penetrate the pores. Only BHA can do that. And there aren’t that many good BHA products out there. Paula’s Choice‘s BHAs are the only ones I trust now. As you can see, I stocked up for the summer. It really makes my skin smooth and keep the pimples at bay. And trust me, it works on sensitive skin too. It does not sting like some other exfoliants or re-surfacing products. If you are looking for a new BHA to try, give Paula’s Choice a shot!Filed under Skincare | Comment (0)
These would make some truly decadent gifts if one feels like going all out 🙂
Valentino Studded acetate clutch
$3,395 $1,969.10 $984.55
Jimmy Choo Leather sandals
$1,575 $708.75 $567
Aurélie Bidermann Nympheas gold-plated cuff
$905 $452.50 $362
Atelier Vlisco XXL leather-trimmed printed scuba-jersey clutch
$630 $283.50 $226.80
Shourouk Lady embellished gold-tone earrings
$775 $325.50 $260.40
Marni Leather shoulder bag
$1,180 $590 $472
Charlotte Olympia Sabrina metallic leather-trimmed suede pumps
$1,095 $547.50 $438
Banjo & Matilda Star-intarsia cashmere sweater
$395 $189.60 $151.68
Alexander McQueen Crepe blazer
$2,085 $938.25 $750.60
Kevia Rose gold-plated faux pearl and crystal earrings
$58 $29 $23.20
ZAC Zac Posen Eartha leather shoulder bag
$395 $197.50 $158
Valentino Fringed textured-leather and PVC pumps
$1,195 $478 $382.40
Saint Laurent Studded leather ankle boots
$1,495 $598 $478.40
Ben-Amun Gold-plated crystal earrings
$445 $195.80 $156.64
Ben-Amun Gold-plated crystal necklace
$360 $180 $144
Featuring 18 luxury beauty brands including Natura Bissé, Lipstick Queen, By Terry, Eyeko, REN, Goldfaden MD and Ellis Faas, these gift boxes include bath, body, skincare and makeup products. In addition, a range of sets by 111SKIN, Aurelia and Sarah Chapman have been created exclusively for THE OUTNET.Makeup, Skincare | Comment (0)
Boots No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Skincare System
$64.99 $51.99. Kit Includes:
– Boots No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Day Cream SPF 15, 1.6oz
– Boots No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Night Cream, 1.6oz
– Boots No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Serum, 1oz
Dr Brandt Save Our Skin 1.7 oz
Obagi ProfessionalC Serum 20 Strength 1 oz
One of my favorite Canadian beauty companies is having a Summer Sale! 45% OFF sitewide! End date August 2, 2015. You can shop it from U.S. too! Yves Rocher is known for their plant-based natural ingredients. I think I mentioned before that my mom’s been a loyal customer of theirs for almost 20 years. I’ve been getting into their super luxurious night cream now. And their day creams with SPF are so gentle I even use it on my 5-year-old.
Yves Rocher Exceptional Hydrating Cream
$37 $20.50. Scars, sun damage… Hyperpigmentation affects many women of all ages. Discover the extraordinary brightening power of Licorice in the Exceptional Hydrating Cream of the White Botanical brand. Its whipped cream texture melts on the skin, immediately moisturizes and brightens it. Day after day, it reduces the appearance of dark spots and complexion is more uniform.
Yves Rocher Wrinkles & Firmness – Plumping Care – Night
$50 27.50. Combined with the powerful anti-wrinkle action of the Ice Plant, Acacia gum works on the appearance of wrinkles and on skin’s density. The Plumping Night Care Wrinkles & Firmness works while you sleep to smooth even deep wrinkles and firm the skin.
Yves Rocher Daily Exfoliating Cleanser
$13 $7.2. The exfoliating cleanser for acne-prone skin with botanical micro-beads:
– Eliminates excess sebum,
– Purifies skin and clears pores,
– Prevents the reappearance of skin problems with its exfoliating action.
Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation
$30 $16.50. Discover an innovation that’s exclusive to Yves Rocher: the smoothing power of Pearls wrapped in Rose Wax which are at the core of the foundation’s unique texture. They offer an instant youthful effect.
Yves Rocher Flawless Skin Concealer – Medium Pinky
$11 $6.00. With its formula enriched in Musk Rose oil, the Flawless Skin Concealer covers up, in a single step, dark circles and blesmishes. Its comfortable formula insures a natural invisible finish without heavy buildup.
Yves Rocher Natural Blush
$18 $9.95. It’s ajustable texture allows you to sculpt cheekbones and facial contours according to the intensity you desire. A formula enriched with radiance-boosting Rice Bran extract.
Yves Rocher Sheer Botanical Lipstick
$15 $8.30. Natural shine that leaves your lips radiant with colour! For the first time in a lipstick, Yves Rocher Research has selected Cherry Oil for its extraordinary shine and light refraction power. The ultra-sensory texture of the Sheer Botanical Lipstick melts onto the lips and enhances them with a glossy colour that can be adapted to give you the coverage you want.
I cannot tell you how obsessed I am with sunscreens. I am forever searching and trying new sunscreens.Skincare | Comment (0)
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Push-Up Liner $24. Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner is the first foolproof and budge-proof gel liner in a pen that lasts a full 24 hours. This eyeliner’s soft AccuFlex™ tip is custom-angled to draw an easy line. Its flat, wide guard gently pushes lashes aside to get close to lash line. A gorgeous way to open up eyes, this matte black gel formula won’t dry out, and its cutting-edge tip ensures a precise line every time.
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free $55. A breakthrough liquid-to-powder foundation formula that absorbs oil, camouflages imperfections, and delivers a long-lasting, velvet-matte finish.
First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask With Red Clay $30. A 20-minute peel-off mask to detoxify, reduce pores, and control excess oil.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Marvelous Mousse Transformative Oil–Free Foundation $55. Reveal skin’s ideal complexion with this nutrient-rich, full-coverage foundation that transforms from a lightweight creamy mousse into a matte, feather-light powder for a flawless finish.
Deborah Lippmann The Cure $24. This creamy product returns softness and moisture to dry cuticles with a patented combination of soothing, luxurious raspberry stem cell extract, red algae, shea butter, sodium hyaluronate, and vitamins A, C, and E. This powerful treatment offers immediate relief from roughed-up cuticles and offers long-term protection from dryness with daily use.
Dr. Brandt Skincare Xtend Your Youth Face Cream $59. This unique protection cream uses a new, innovative, and exclusive extraction process to create a blend of three potent antioxidants to shield the skin from free radicals and external aggressors all day long. Skin is also rehydrated for a smoother, softer appearance and a luminous, healthy glow.
Shiseido Foundation Brush $30. Shiseido’s innovative technology combined with traditional Japanese brush-making techniques create the perfect foundation finish. Perfect for liquid, cream or powder, this brush picks up all types of formulas for a uniform application and impeccable finish.
Living Proof Restore Instant Protection Spray $26. Restore Instant Protection contains a restorative shield which leverages Living Proof’s patented healthy hair molecule (OFPMA) to protect during heat styling for heat protection up to 450°, protect hair from UV rays for up to 24 hours, and provide shine, smoothness, and polish. Great for damp or dry hair, this weightless spray blocks humidity with a superior, patented humidity-blocking technology for a smooth, healthy-looking finish.
Urban Decay Naked Flushed $30. A silky bronzer, highlighter, and blush in a sleek, travel-ready compact.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 $22.50. A hydrating treatment that nourishes, protects, and plumps the lips.
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder $34. A three-time award-winning universal translucent finishing powder to be applied over foundation or worn alone.
Clarisonic Mia™ Skin Cleansing System $99. From the creators of the Sonicare® toothbrush comes the Clarisonic® Mia set, featuring the handy to-go sized version of the original, groundbreaking Clarisonic Brush. Sonic technology first changed the way we clean our teeth, now it’s changing how we cleanse our skin. The sonic frequency moves Clarisonic’s soft, gentle brush back and forth at more than 300 times per second, thoroughly clearing pores and skin’s surface.
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