Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Socialite Lip Plumper

I want this...



The price of this quality lip plumping product is $1,348 with concierge or $348 without concierge. It comes in an array of colors that range from orange, green, red, pink, blue, and more.

The Socialite Collection also allows you to purchase Mascara (which I want, as well), Lipstick, and Bronzer. For more information on how the Socialite Collection
click here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Healthy Hand Sanitizer

Healthy Hand Sanitizer
1 oz. Vodka (100 proof)
5 tbs. of Aloe Vera Gel
3 tbs. of Everclear Whiskey
5 tbs. of Cocoa Butter (grated)
5 drops of your favorite oil or extract (everything from vanilla to peach to strawberry and more...)

Melt the Cocoa Butter and combine it with the Vodka, Aloe Vera Gel, and Everclear Whiskey. Add the drops (optional) and allow to cool for about 10-15 minutes. After the mixture has set, pour into a container (preferably one that is seeled with a squeeze cap) or a spray pump bottle. If you notice a change in scent or in texture, throw it away.

Sour Cream Suntan Lotion

Sour Cream Suntan Lotion

4 oz. Sour Cream (preferably Daisy's)
2 tbs. of Lemon Juice
1 tbs. of Sesame oil
1 tps. of Olive Oil (preferably Extra Virgin)
4 Vitamin E capsules

Combine the sour cream, lemon juice, sesame oil, and olive oil into a blender. Pour the result into a regular container (or the container you plan to use) and squeeze the Vitamin E capsules into the mixture. Refridgerate for about 4-5 hours. If you want to add a scent, add a drop of your favorite oil or extract to the mixture. Apply to skin daily. If you notice a change in scent or in texture, throw it away.

Green Earth Body Mist

Green Earth Body Mist
1 cup of water (distilled)
3 drops of Rosewood oil (essential oil works best)
3 drops of Peony oil (essential oil works best)
3 drops of Ginger oil (extract, optional)
3 drops of Sandalwood (essential oil works best)
4 tbs. of Vodka

Combine the water, rosewood oil, peony oil, ginger oil, sandalwood oil, and vodka into a spray bottle and shake until fully dissolved. Let the mixture set for about 9 hours. Store at room temperature. If you notice a change in scent or in texture, throw it away.

Peachy Keen Body Mist

Peachy Keen Body Mist

1 cup of water (distilled)
10 drops of Peach oil (extract, optional)
7 drops of Vanilla oil (extract, optional)
2 drops of Peony oil (essential oil works best)
4 tbs. of Vodka

Combine the water, peach oil, vanilla oil, peony oil, and vodka into a spray bottle and shake until fully dissolved. Let the mixture set for about 9 hours. Store at room temperature. If you notice a change in scent or in texture, throw it away.

Island Breeze Body Mist

Island Breeze Body Mist
1 cup of water (distilled)
10 drops of Vanilla oil (extract, optional)
7 drops of Coconut oil (extract, optional)
7 drops of Pineapple oil (extract, optional)
4 tbs. of Vodka (preferably coconut based, but non-flavor works, as well)

Combine the water, vanilla oil, coconut oil, pineapple oil, and vodka into a spray bottle and shake until fully dissolved. Let the mixture set for about 9 hours. Store at room temperature. If you notice a change in scent or in texture, throw it away.

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Ultimate Review & Guide to Clarins Sunscreens

Clarins is currently one of the most popular cosmetic companies in the world today. In 1954, Mr. Jacques Courtin-Clarins decided to create this amazingly elite cosmetic company. After questioning the overall relevance of beauty, he decided to create a beauty institute.

Later did he realize that this institute would later become one of the most quality cosmetic corporations in the world today. With Clarins true commitment to beauty and exceptional devotion to life, this amazing cosmetic company is making more waves than one.

Clarins offers a variety of products that promote beauty. Everything from the face to the body to well being to makeup and even fragrance. Clarins also offers an array of individual lines for all sorts of demographics such as women of color and products for men.

This amazing cosmetic company tends to adapt to the person or people it targets and very much appeals to a variety of people, as a result. One of best and most significant lines in Clarins is it's quality Sun care line which is made up a variety of self tanners, sun promoters and after sun products, and sunscreens for both the face and the body.

A friend of mine recommended that I try the Sun Eye Contour Care with Ultra Protection and SPF 30 for the face and she said that if you don't want to wear sunglasses in the sun, this sunscreen is the ultimate in protection for the eyes. I don't tan in a tanning salon or anything on that wavelength, however; if you are one that tans in a tanning salon or uses the special tanning goggles or glasses, I truly recommend this product. In fact, I recommend this product to anyone that spends a lot of time in the sun. This amazing sunscreen product can be applied directly to the eye area for the ultimate protection.

Clarins recommends that you gently pat this product around the eyes and reapply frequently. The catch is, it does not burn nor irritate the eyes or area. It's natural and formulated with a variety of natural ingredients that prevent fine lines and other wrinkles, as well as, prevention of the aging process. This product possesses a variety of mineral fillers that provide moderate protection against UVB-UVA and Infra-red rays.

Some of the ingredients include: Olive extract, Senna extra, and more. It's estimated retail price is about $24.50, although this product varies upon location and sale. The Sun Eye Contour Care with Ultra Protection and SPF 30 comes in a 0.7 oz. size and can be purchased at Clarins or any store that provides the Clarins line.

One of the most underrated products offered by Clarins in the sun care line today is the Sunscreen Cream with High Protection with SPF 30 for the body. This amazing product is the ultimate product for individuals with sensitive skin or who are naturally prone to the sun. You can apply directly to the skin and then reapply this exclusive skincare product to the body two hours after. If you are looking for a product that both protects and attracts, this is the ultimate sunscreen.

This amazing sunscreen not only protects the skin, it also promotes the actual tanning process with it's natural use of a melanin precursor. This product possesses a variety of UVB-UVA heat resistant fillers and an array of other active ingredients which prevent sunburn. Other ingredients include: Aloe, Pea, Apricot, and more. The product has a very small aroma of vanilla.

If you are looking for a sunscreen that is both water and perspiration resistant, you have found your sunscreen. It's estimated retail price is about $28, although this product varies upon location and sale. The Sunscreen Cream with High Protection with SPF 30 comes in a 4.32 oz. size and can be purchased at Clarins or any store that provides the Clarins line.

If you are beauty conscious and looking for a sunscreen that not only protects you from those harmful rays, you are destined to love the Sun Wrinkle Control Cream with Ultra Protection and SPF 30. This product is for the face only. It is compatible for every skin type under the sun and is a great way to prevent, as well as, fight premature signs of aging. Not only are you getting a sunscreen, but you are getting a moisturizer. It is like getting two for the price of one.

This product possesses Phyto-Sunactyl 2 and an array of other active ingredients such as: Olive Tree, Silver Birch, Anthyllis, and more. It's estimated retail price is about $27.50, although this product varies upon location and sale. The Sun Wrinkle Control Cream with Ultra Protection and SPF 30 comes in a 2.06 oz. size and can be purchased at Clarins or any store that provides the Clarins line.

The Gentle Milk Sunscreen Spray Lotion with SPF 20 is one of the best sunscreen products for the body. This amazing lotion is both water and perspiration resistant, which allows you to enjoy the beach without being "effected" by the salt and other debris involved. This product possesses a variety of mineral fillers that provide moderate protection against UVB-UVA and Infra-red rays. Not only does this protect you from the rays, but it also protects your eyes and areas which are most sensitive.

Although this product protects, it promotes a very rabid tan, as a result with it's special melanin precursor. Some of it's active ingredients include: Senna, Plane Trea, Boabob, and more. This amazing sun protector's estimated retail price is about $28.00, although this product varies upon location and sale. The Gentle Milk Sunscreen Spray Lotion with SPF 20 comes in a 5.2 oz. size and can be purchased at Clarins or any store that provides the Clarins line.

Other Clarins sunscreen products include: The Sun Control Stick with Ultra Protection and SPF 30 for the face, The Free Lotion Spray Oil Sunscreen with SPF 15 for the body, The Sun Wrinkle Control Cream with Very High Protection with SPF 15 for the face, The Progressive Tanning Sunscreen Soothing Cream with SPF 20 for the body, and more.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/326297/the_ultimate_review_guide_to_clarins.html