Thursday, June 30, 2011

Someday by Justin Bieber, a Flirty Fragrance that is Fun and Playful


Someday by Justin Bieber.
(Photo by Sephora)
 Justin Bieber is one of the most widespread success stories in music. Not only is Bieber one of the most popular music artists in the world today, he is well respected. Despite being a great singer and artist, he has recently developed his own fragrance called Someday.


Although Justin Bieber is considered a sex symbol to teenage girls from across the globe, there is one thing that he knows best, what smells good. He created Someday with the intent to make girls smell good. Someday is a collaboration of mandarin, sweet pear, jasmine, vanilla, light musk and berries. It also has a hint of subtle floral, which works well.


When shopping at Sephora in NYC, I had the opportunity to try Someday by Justin Bieber. My first thought was "Wow, this reminds me of Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture in so many ways, but yet it is different too."


PROS


There are many qualities I look for when choosing a perfume. One of those qualities is definitely a perfume that is long-lasting, yet abiding. The key to every great fragrance is staying power. I found that Someday by Justin Bieber lasted modestly long after I sprayed it. When the fragrance begins to fade, it doesn't have a foul smell like other perfumes.


The floral stands out a lot in this fragrance. Although the sweetness of Someday is predominant, the floral balances out the perfume. So, despite being relatively sweet, it is also relatively floral. The musk is rather subtle, which I personally like. When the scent is described as "creamy floral" I can definitely tell you that some of those scents are honeysuckle and amber. The vanilla in Someday is subtle but very evident.


CONS


This fragrance may not be your individual cup of tea. Although the floral and fruit are balanced, this fragrance is really powerful. The marketing concept of this product says that it is a fun, yet fresh and flirty fragrance. It definitely is, but if you are one who prefers something more subtle or more clean smelling, you are not going to appreciate, let alone like Someday by Justin Bieber.


Searching for the perfect perfume doesn't have to be impossible, but if you are looking to buy a perfume that you haven't smelled yet, the key is knowing what you like before you buy it. I am going to be honest that Someday by Justin Bieber doesn't have smells that cater to a mature demographic or at least the vast majority of status quo society in that particular demographic. If you are searching for a fragrance that is a little more woodsy, as opposed to fruity and floral, you are not going to enjoy Someday. Keep in mind that another one's garbage is another one's treasure, as another one's treasure is another one's garbage. Apples and Oranges.


RATING - 84%


Someday by Justin Bieber can be purchased at your nearest Sephora for $35 (1 oz.) or $45 (1.4 oz.). It is also available in rollerball form for $18. Would I recommend this perfume to a friend? Absolutely. Would I use this perfume again? Yes. Overall, I was impressed with Someday by Justin Bieber. After all, who wouldn't be? This fragrance is enjoyable, bouncy and flirty. What can be better than that?

The 10 Best Spas in New York City for 2011


The locker room of the Silk Day Spa.
The Silk Day Spa is one of the best spas
in New York City.
(Photo by Silk Day Spa)
When it comes to choosing a good spa, there is so much to consider. Although, service and overall ambience are key, there are many other qualities that allow you to weight the pros and cons of any kind of establishment, especially spa businesses. If you are searching for a place to escape reality, without shutting down completely, the spa is definitely your sanctuary. It is a place that allows you to not only reflect, but makes you feel incredibly better, as a result. It is a well known fact that New York City is the largest city in the United States and one of the biggest cities in the world today. There are so many spas located in the big apple and because there are so many, I have decided to narrow them down to only the top 10 best spas of 2011.

10. Eden Day Spa. Searching for an amazing spa that will not only give you amazing results can be rather complicated, as well as, time consuming. Although so much goes into play when deciding on where to go, you definitely want to go to a place that will give you everlasting memories. One of the best spas in New York City is definitely the Eden Day Spa. Located in the heart of NYC on 388 Broadway, the Eden Day Spa is the place to go. It is huge, as it is 8,000 square feet. With everything from massages, skin treatments, body treatments, waxing, nails, ear candling, and packages, this place is destined to help you escape from reality in the best way possible. Eden Day Spa also offers express treatments and services. I absolutely love the as well as, the "Parafango Brush" treatment, as well as, the "Ear Candling" treatment. Also, Eden Day Spa now serves complimentary food with your services. If you get a full treatment at the Eden Day Spa, you can choose from an array of delicious delectables to enjoy, while you are there. How cool is that? Eden Day Spa is only 7 days a week from 9 am until 10 pm. For more information about Eden Day Spa, just call: (212) 226-0515 or visit: http://www.edenspany.com/ today. The garden of beauty lies within the Eden Day Spa.


9. Just Calm Down Spa. The spa is one of my favorite places to go, especially when I have the cash to blow. Hahaha! If you are looking to go to a fantastic spa, you definitely need to go to the Just Calm Down Spa. Located on 30 West 18th Street is one of the best places to escape, the Just Calm Down Spa. With individual services such as massages and facials, as well as, manicures/pedicures, waxing, body treatments, and more. My favorites are definitely the "Red Hot Chilly" and "Shake That Smoothie". The Just Calm Down Spa is open 7 days a week. Monday through Friday from 11 am until 9 pm and Saturday from 10:30 am until 7:30 pm, followed by Sunday from 11 am until 7:30 pm. For more information about Just Calm Down Spa, just call: (212) 337-0032 or visit: http://www.justcalmdownspa.com/ right now. If you are looking to calm down and replace those feelings with good ones, you are going to love Just Calm Down Spa. Life is all about being happy and luckily, this salon allows you to feel this way.


8. Euphoria Spa. Time is precious and should never be wasted, however; if you are looking to waste time in a good way that will benefit you, than I truly recommend frequenting the Euphoria Spa. In between the West Side Highway and Hudson on 18 Harrison street lies one of the best spas in Manhattan, the Euphoria Spa. Located on the 2nd floor, this spa proves why it is one of the hottest spas of 2011. With services such as massages and facials to IPL and laser treatments to body treatments and finishing touches to even wellness, the Euphoria Spa is destined to be the place to go, if you are in NYC. My favorites are definitely the "No More Dirty Pore" facial and the "Body Bellini" body treatment. This amazingly bank spa also offers an array of packages. The Bridal Bootcamp is an option that is vastly original here. Euphoria Spa also offers a couples package too. The Euphoria Spa is open 6 days a week. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am until 8 pm. Tuesday from 1 pm until 8 pm. Saturday from 10 am until 7 pm. For more information about Euphoria Spa, just call: (212) 925-5925 or visit: http://www.euphoriaspanyc.com/ today. Without hesitation, there is nothing to contemplate. Euphoria Spa is one of the best spas in NYC for 2011.


7. Metamorphosis Day Spa. It is a well known fact that life is never easy, however; one thing is certain, there are many ways to make your life better. Flee any problematic issue you have in your life by going to a spa. One of the best kept secrets in NYC is definitely the Metamorphosis Day Spa. Located in the heart of the big apple on 127 E. 56th Street on the 5th floor lies one of the best spas in New York City, Metamorphosis Day Spa. With an array of services available that include facials, massages, body treatments, waxing, add on treatments, skin tightening, laser hair removal, acne laser removal, and endermologie, you are destined to not only love this spa, but appreciate it for what it is worth. My favorites are definitely the "Head Trip" and "Cleopatra's Confection". Packages are also available, as well as, specials. Plus, this spa offers an array of services to men, so you can now get something for that special man in your life. Whether that be your husband or boyfriend or even your dad. The Metamorphosis Day Spa is only 6 days a week. Monday through Friday from 10 am until 9 pm and on Saturday from 10 am until 6 pm. For more information about Metamorphosis Day Spa, just call: (212) 751-6051 or visit: http://www.metspa.com/ right now. Love the skin you are in, but also love how you can achieve feeling as amazing, as you not only deserve, but you are destined to be.


6. Tribeca Beauty Spa. Visiting a spa that caters to your individual wants and needs is one thing, but providing you with the best services available, that is just top notch. If you are looking to receive great services, you are going to love the Tribeca Beauty Spa. Located in the heart of Manhattan on 8 Harrison St. is one of the best spas in the big apple, Tribeca Beauty Spa. With everything from massages and facials to body treatments and waxing to manicures and pedicures to fitness, and more, you are ordained to stumble on something you will love. My favorites include the "Diamond Radiance" facial and the "Dessert Therapy". Packages, as well as, seasonal specials are also available. Also special bonuses that cater to brides and parties. Tribeca Beauty Spa is open 7 days a week. Monday through Friday from 11 am until 8 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am until 6 pm. For more information about Tribeca Beauty Spa, just call: (212) 343-2376 or visit: http://www.tribecabeautyspa.com/ today. Not only will you look beautiful, after visiting the Tribeca Beauty Spa, but you will feel better too and to me, there is no better feeling in the world.


5. Oasis Day Spa. I always find that the greatest gifts we can give are not just to other people, but to ourselves. If you are looking to treat yourself to a gift, you are going to love the Oasis Day Spa. Located on Park Avenue on 1 Park Avenue in between East 32nd and East 33rd street, the Oasis Day Spa proves why it is one of the best spas of 2011 in New York City. With services that range from massages and facials to scrubs and wraps to nails and wax, and much more, the Oasis Day Spa is the establishment to go to. My favorite is definitely the "Pomegranate Peel" followed the "Pomegranate and Acai Berry Sugar Scrub". The Oasis Day Spa also has a salon. If you are looking for an array of packages, as well as, deals, this fabulous spa offers such. The Oasis Day Spa is open 7 days a week. The Oasis Day Spa is open Monday through Friday from 10 am until 10 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am until 9 pm. For more information about the Oasis Day Spa, just call: (212) 254-7722 or visit: http://www.oasisdayspanyc.com/ right now. The Oasis Day Spa is clearly one of the best spas in New York has. You owe it to yourself to be pampered.


4. Brigitte Mansfield European Day Spa. Spas are the best place to go. Whether you are glad, mad, sad, or feel like you have been had, they are the only place that will give you tranquility using the best physical avenues possible next to exercise. One of the best spas is definitely Brigitte Mansfield European Day Spa. With everything from massages and facials, to body wraps and treatments, and much more, the Brigitte Mansfield European Day Spa is ordained to be your favorite place. I absolutely love the "Truffle Luxuria Body Treatment". Brigitte Mansfield European Day Spa is open daily. For more information about Brigitte Mansfield European Day Spa, just call: (212) 366-0706 today. Looking to let your guard down and be free, while enjoying the serenity of being pampered by people that are real good at it? The Brigitte Mansfield European Day Spa should be your haven.


3. Phyto Universe Spa. Every time I visit a spa, I always leave incredibly satisfied. Although some experiences have been mixed, I have always had a great time visiting the Phyto Universe Spa. Recently, I had the pleasure of discovering this hair inspired spa. On 715 Lexington Avenue right above the NY & Company store lies one of the hautest spas in the NYC today, the Phyto Universe Spa. Phyto means plants and what better place can one come to rejuvenate than a place that emphasizes on life, as we know it. With services that range from individual hair treatments, as well as, facials and body treatments. I love the "regenerating thairapy". Waxing is also available. Phyto Universe Spa is open daily. For more information about Phyto Universe Spa, just call: (212) 308-0270 or visit: http://www.phytouniverse.com/ right now. Discover an universe you didn't even know existed. Discover Phyto Universe Spa right now. This is definitely one of my favorite places to visit when I am in New York City.


2. Silk Day Spa. When it comes to selecting a superlative, top notch spa, there is a lot to think about. With looking at both the pros and the cons of the establishment, it is safe to say that only the best have none. If you are looking to visit one of the greatest spas in the big apple, you have to go to the Silk Day Spa. Located on 47 West 13th Street in between 5th and 6th Avenue lies one of the best spas in New York City, the Silk Day Spa. The services available at the Silk Day Spa range from facials and massages to a variety of body treatments to waxing, and much more. This is one of the few spas that I have been to that allow you to customize your own treatments. The Silk Day Spa also offers an array of signature treatments. I absolutely love "Heaven On Earth" (which is a phenomenal signature treatment) as well as, the "Cool Jade Stone facial". I also love "Sugar Pie" (which is a scrub and wrap treatment). The Silk Day Spa is open 7 days a week. Monday through Friday from 10:45 am until 10 pm, Saturday from 9:30 am until 10 pm, and Sunday from 10:45 am until 10 pm. For more information about the Silk Day Spa, just call: (212) 255-6457 or visit: http://www.silkdayspa.com/ today. I guarantee that as soon as you leave the Silk Day Spa, you will not only feel amazing, but leave a different person too. It is just amazing and I must that I am in love with this place.


-- and the best spa in New York City is --


*drum roll*


1. Juvenex Spa. Some of the best discoveries in life have yet to be uncovered. Luckily, I had the recent pleasure of discovering one of the best findings one can uncover. Located on 25 West 32nd Street on the 5th floor lies one of the best spas that I have ever been to in my life, Juvenex. With individual services, specialty treatments, facials, waxing, massages, as well as, packages available, there is no way one can resist anything other than amazing, at this fine spa. Lets not forget about the wet spa services, as well as, the fabulous "Jade Journey" which is a Juvenex original service. I absolutely love the "Thermo Stone Therapy Massage" and the "BRECIAL Firming Breast Facial". Juvenex is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ladies only get to enjoy the spa to themselves anytime from 7 am until 5 pm, then couples get to enjoy Juvenex anytime from 5 pm until 7 am. For more information about the Juvenex Spa, just call: (646) 733-1330 or visit: http://www.juvenexspa.com/ right now. If you are looking to frequent the best spa in New York City for 2011, Juvenex is the place to go. It is the best spa in New York City for 2011.

A Look at the Best 100% Pure Cosmetics Must-haves for 2011


Hydrating Body Wash
in Honey Almond. One
of my guilty pleasures.
(Photo by 100PercentPure.com)
 100% Pure cosmetics is a beauty brand that emphasizes on the natural concept. Founded by Susie Wang, this natural beauty brand is the first and only cosmetic company in history to use authentic fruits and vegetable pigments. They do not use any synthetics, as they do not use any minerals. Everything you use at 100% Pure cosmetics possesses an array of antioxidants, which are fairly good for your skin. 100% Pure cosmetics are also vegan friendly, making them incredibly ethical, as a result. Also, because these products are natural and vegan friendly, they are free of gluten. I have decided to narrow down the numerous 100% Pure must-haves to only the best of 2011.



SKINCARE


I have tried an array of 100% Pure skincare and came to the conclusion that the Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream is, without hesitation, the best 100% Pure skincare product of 2011. Not only does this amazing eye cream increase circulation, it promotes hydration that is incredibly moisturizing. If you are looking for intense hydration, you are going to love the Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream. Fortified with array of antioxidants that include: organic green coffee, organic green tea, organic grapefruit seed, organic oregano, organic thyme, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and more, this eye cream is not only healthy, it is certified organic. Whether you suffer from dark under eye circles and are in need of a solution or you suffer from age spots and need an anti aging fix, you are destined to love this terrific addition to 100% Pure cosmetics. You can purchase the Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream for $19 (10 oz.) or 9 (.25 oz) at your nearest 100% Pure retailer or on the official website. There are many women (and men) who suffer from an array of problematic issues that deal with the skin around their eye area. Once you use this product, you won't have to suffer any longer.




MAKEUP


When it comes to makeup, there are so many beauty essentials that we need, as well as, want. When it comes to searching for the product that we both not only need, but want highly, as a result, it isn't something that we have to look very hard for. The best 100% Pure color cosmetic must-have is definitely the Fruit Pigmented Lip Butters. I love these lip butters because they are not only radically moisturizing and nourishing, hydrating and healthy too. Some of the natural ingredients that were used to make this exceptionally fantastic lip product are: organic avocado butter, shea butter, cocoa butter, Stevia, Vitamin E, and more. 100% Pure offers a wide-range, variety of lip butter colors and flavors. These include: Cranberry (deep cool red), Peach (intense warm coral), Pomegranate (intense wine), Strawberry (bright pink), Cherry (faint purply pink), Watermelon (faint mauve), and Raspberry (subtle cool coral). The colors were created with real fruit pigments, rather than synthetics and they are certified organic. My favorite is definitely the Peach. You can purchase 100% Pure's Fruit Pigmented Lip Butters for $13 at your nearest 100% Pure retailer or on the official website. The best things in life are not free, they are natural and this is proof.




BATH & BODY


If you are searching for a product that loves your skin, as much as you love your skin, you cannot go wrong with 100% Pure's Hydrating Body Washes. Not only do 100% Pure's Hydrating Body Washes get the job done, by removing impurities such as dirt and oil, they leave your skin extremely soft and smooth. The thing I love most about these hydrating body washes is the fact that they are luxurious and they leave your skin free of irritation, which increases the skin's natural circulation, as well as, hydration. Not to mention that they are extremely refreshing. This product is organic and has been certified. Depending on the type of hydrating body wash you purchase, you will notice that each one has different organic ingredients. You will notice that organic aloe juice, organic green tea, and organic rose hydrosol are present in everyone. There are so many different types of scented hydrating body washes. They include: Honey Almond, Strawberry Lemonade, Key Lime, Vanilla Bean, Cocoa Kona Coffee, Mangosteen, White Peach, Raspberry, Cabernet Grape, French Lavender, Meyer Lemon, Blood Orange, Eucalyptus, Green Apple, Strawberry, Pink Grapefruit, Coconut, and Pomegranate. There are also new scents being developed often, so you can always look forward to something new. I absolutely love the Honey Almond, but recently have garnered a huge liking towards the Cocoa Kona Coffee and Pomegranate. These fabulous additions to 100% Pure cosmetics are made with natural ingredients, so the smell of this bath product is very natural. The Hydrating Body Washes by 100% Pure are available at your nearest 100% Pure cosmetics retailer or on the official website for $15. The time is now to love the skin you are in and the only way to do this is to treat your skin the way it should be treated, naturally. There is just no better feeling.

For more information, please visit 100% Pure's official website right now.

Jean Paul Gaultier CLASSIQUE Summer Fragrance, a Refined Fragrance that is Subtle


Jean Paul Gaultier's
CLASSIQUE
Summer Fragrance.
(Photo by purperfume.com)
 When it comes to fragrances, Jean Paul Gaultier defines and defies audacity at its finest. Although Jean Paul Gaultier is known for his fashion, in the past decade he has proved to society that he also has an understanding of what makes an invigorating fragrance.


When shopping at Sephora, I had the perfect opportunity to uncover one of the best new fragrances by Jean Paul Gaultier, CLASSIQUE Summer Fragrance. When I heard it was a lighter version of the original CLASSIQUE, I just knew that I had to try it.


Made up of rose, orange blossom, clementine zest and Sicilian lemon, Jean Paul Gaultier's CLASSIQUE Summer Fragrance is destined to be one of your favorite fragrances for the Summer season. One thing is certain, it is imperceptible, salubrious and energizing, which is a fabulous treat to the senses.


PROS
Is packaging everything? The branding of this perfume has got to be one of the most creative I have ever seen. The actual covering is incredibly novel, yet brilliant. The fragrance bottle is made up the female form, wearing a bustier and tattooed with vibrant red and blue spirals and curves. If you are looking for a product that has character based on it's tangible exterior, Jean Paul Gaultier's CLASSIQUE Summer Fragrance is the fragrance for you.


When it comes to choosing a great fragrance, I find myself becoming overwhelmed at the idea of what scents work together to create a fabulous one. The scents involved in creating this fantastic addition to Jean Paul Gaultier are rose, orange blossom, clementine zest and Sicilian lemon. The rose is very noticeable, but it is creates a very acquired scent because of the orange blossom, clementine zest and Sicilian lemon individual smells. The orange definitely is more acquainted with the rose, but blends perfectly with the zest and lemon. Although one may assume this fragrance has the potential of being overpowering and old fashioned, it is definitely not the case. In fact, it is more delicate and smells rather current. If you are looking for a fragrance that is light, you are going to love Jean Paul Gaultier's CLASSIQUE Summer. This fragrance is original.


Long lasting is key. I don't know about you, but I am not a fan of fragrances that don't last more than five minutes. The good news about this perfume is the fact that is lasts quite a while. The scent remains the same, as well.


CONS


This fragrance is a more subdued and faint edition of Jean Paul Gaultier's original fragrance CLASSIQUE. If you have smelled CLASSIQUE, you will notice the pairings of individual scents are more prevalent in that fragrance. If you are looking for a dramatic fragrance, you are not going to like Jean Paul Gaultier's CLASSIQUE Summer Fragrance.


RATING - 87%


You can purchase Jean Paul Gaultier CLASSIQUE Summer Fragrance at your nearest Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance retailer or at your nearest Sephora for $64. It is only available online and is limited edition, so if you are looking to purchase this fragrance, the time is now to do so. Would I recommend this fragrance to a friend? Most definitely. Would I wear this perfume again? Yes.

Michael Kors Leg Shine - Is it Worth It?


Michael Kors Leg Shine.
(Photo by BeautyLish.com)
 I recently discovered that my legs have become one of my best assets. I don't know if it is because I started training martial arts more than I ever have or what, but I find that I am getting complimented more often. Michael Kors Leg Shine is a product that was developed to create a hint of color, as well as shine, to your legs.


When shopping at Sephora in Dallas, I heard about this fine addition to Michael Kors. I became somewhat intrigued at the idea and inquired more. After contemplating and debating whether or not to try Michael Kors Leg Shine, I decided to cave in and try it.


PROS


Michael Kors Leg Shine not only dried immediately, it lasted a long time. If I had to choose the best thing about this product, these two qualities would be it. It also didn't interfere with clothing and didn't create any weird stains or cause any odd discrepancies.


Application is key and one of the best things about Michael Kors Leg Shine is the fact that the application is relatively easy. The applicator almost looks like a stick of deodorant. In fact, it reminds me so much like one, but more pristine. It is very easy to use.


The smell of this product is powerful. It is dramatic. If you are a floral fragrance fanatic, you are going to love Michael Kors Leg Shine. The Gardenia scent in this product is very prevalent. Although it is noticeable to the senses, it depends on personal taste whether you love it or hate it. I personally found the fragrance to be decent for a floral, but it would not be my personal choice.


CONS


There are three shades to this product. There is Classic, which is a sheer gold, the Shimmer, which is a nude shimmer, and the Bronze, which is sheer bronze. These shades are all beautiful, but they don't give the same result to everyone. In fact, this product is not for all skin tones. Despite Classic being a pretty sheer gold shade, it doesn't look that way on every skin tone. In fact, it barely showed up on mine. I am an NC42 in MAC, so I am more medium- to dark-skinned rather than light and fair to medium skinned. When I applied this product to my legs, it only added minimal shine. Bronze wasn't that visible either and the Shimmer just barely showed up. I have seen other ladies wear Michael Kors Leg Shine and it was fairly visible on them.


If you are searching for a dramatic shine to your legs, you will not get it with this product. At least, I didn't. The shine result of this product is very subtle and rather faint, yet visible. For you ladies out there that want a dewy look to your legs, you are not going to have that result with Michael Kors Leg Shine.


Not all products are fragrance free. In fact, Michael Kors Leg Shine is one of those products. Although I find the fragrance to be a nice fragrance, it has the possibility, as well as, potential of being overpowering to those that are not a fan or simply are not into products with potent fragrances. If you are searching for a product that is fragrance free or free of any synthetic fragrances, this product is not the best choice.


RATING - 78%


Michael Kors Leg Shine is available at your nearest Michael Kors retailer or Sephora for $32. Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes, but it would depend on the your overall skin tone (which includes both base color and actual undertone) and the tangible benefits you wish to receive. Would I use this product again? No.

Boscia's Pore Purifying Black Strips, the Ultimate Face Detox


Boscia's Pore Purifying
Black Strips.
(Photo by Sephora)
 It is no secret that Boscia is illustrious for creating some of the best skin care in the world today. Recently, when shopping at Nordstrom, I had the opportunity to try Boscia's Pore Purifying Black Strips. My skin is combination, but it tends to change depending on the season. When it is winter or cold, my skin is rather on the dry side. When it is summer or hot, my skin is on the oily side. When one endures combination skin, they are left with a t-zone that is more oily than the rest of the skin and when your skin is more oily than the rest, you are more prone to breakouts.
Boscia's Pore Purifying Black Strips are adhesives you apply to any area of your face that has any noticeable flaws. These "flaws" can be anything from a simple blackhead to an actual pimple to just an area that tends to be more oily than the other areas of the skin. They also include any potential area that may be infected in the future.
PROS


What I noticed about Boscia's Pore Purifying Black Strips is that these adhesives are infused with real charcoal powder that works to terminate impurities. Charcoal powder works as a skin detoxifier, removing dirtiness and oil. Boscia's Pore Purifying Black Strips also possess silica, witch hazel and an array of antioxidant ingredients such as Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract and Hamamelis Virginiana Bark/Leaf Extract, which work to banish dirt and oil instantaneously and maintain clarity naturally.


In comparison to Biore, I find that Boscia's product is much superior. As much as I love the drug store brand, I find that these pore purifying black strips really do a phenomenal job with removing the impurities, as well as, overall dirt and oil. This also includes black heads and other individual skin issue. What I like most is that they actually sustain a level of cleanliness, which naturally improves your skin without drying your skin out or causing irritation. After ever use, your skin improves. Boscia's Pore Purifying Black Strips are truly a natural skin detox.


Is natural always better? Boscia's Pore Purifying Black Strips are not only free of parabens, they are free of sulfates, synthetic dyes, as well as synthetic fragrances, phthalates, and triclosan. If you are looking to use natural products to achieve great skin, then this wonderful addition to Boscia is perfect for you.


CONS


These strips are adhesives that cling to the skin. Despite being incredibly effective, it can be painful. If you are someone who is sensitive to pain, you probably will not find Boscia's Pore Purifying Black Strips appealing.


For $15, you get a total of six strips. If you are not looking to spend $15 for high end skin care, you are not going to find this product attention-grabbing, let alone worthy of note.


RATING - 90%
 
Boscia's Pore Purifying Black Strips are available at your nearest Boscia retailer. They are also available at your nearest Sephora. You can purchase this fabulous Boscia addition for $15. Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes. Would I use this product again? Absolutely. If you are looking for a natural way clarify your skin without the use of needles, drugs or risk, you are going to love Boscia's Pore Purifying Black Strips. There is nothing better than a skin detox.

Top 10 Foundation Primers of 2011


Laura Mercier Foundation Primer.
The number one foundation primer
of 2011.
(Photo by Sephora)
 Foundation primers work as a base, which not only allows your makeup to go on smoothly but also allows it to last a long time. Foundation primers also work to prevent clogged pores, which are a major consequence in an array of skin issues such as breakouts and irritation. When you apply a foundation primer before your foundation, you will not only notice results, but see a huge difference. There are so many foundation primers in the beauty market today, so I have decided to narrow them down to only the top 10 of 2011.


10. Tarte Clean Slate. Searching for a beauty essential can take a long time, especially when it comes to foundation primer. One of the best foundation primers is definitely Tarte's Clean Slate. I have to admit that this foundation primer is ridiculously long-lasting, as it made my makeup stay on all day. I also enjoyed this foundation primer because it worked as a sealer to protect my skin, as it maintained my skin's natural hydration. Another reason to love Tarte Clean Slate is the fact that it emphasizes on the natural concept, so it is free of parabens, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, phthalates, and petro-chemicals. Infused with avocado oil, as well as, safflower seed oil, Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, and E, among other extracts and antioxidants, I would say that this primer is incredibly healthy for your skin. It is great for all skin types, as well. The benefits are outstanding and this product truly does demonstrate why it is one of the top 10 foundation primers of 2011.Tarte's Clean Slate is available at Sephora or your nearest Tarte retailer for $30. Is natural always better? It appears so in this case. Maybe the best things in life are not free. Maybe they are natural.


9. LORAC aquaPRIME Oil Free Makeup Primer. LORAC is a beauty brand that I discovered a few years ago when I turned on the television and landed on QVC. Although I consider myself a makeup enthusiast, I have grown an appreciation recently for natural makeup products including this brilliant addition to LORAC. If you are in need of a wonderful foundation primer, I definitely recommend LORAC's aquaPRIME Oil Free Makeup Primer. It is a nice gel formula and blends into your skin like a second skin. As it works to prevent makeup from fading and creasing, it truly does allow your makeup to last a long time. Another reason to love this primer is the fact that it is natural and free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals, and phthalates. This foundation priming product is also free of silicones and oils, so it is outstanding for every skin type, as well as, skin tone. This primer is one of the few in the beauty market to possess sodium hyaluronate, which works to hydrate the skin, while improving it. LORAC's aquaPRIME Oil Free Makeup Primer is available at your nearest Sephora or LORAC retailer for $31. If at first you don't succeed, purchase an everyday beauty need. If the sales associates give you flak, just tell them that you want to where you can find LORAC. Haha!


8. Boscia Skin Perfecting Primer. Are the best things in life natural? In most cases, not always. But today they are, especially when it comes to this foundation primer. In If you know anything about Boscia skincare or well aware of what it represents, you should already know that it is a natural brand, so it is free of parabens, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, phthalates, GMOs, and triclosan. This foundation primer is also oil-free and works great with every skin type, as well as, skin tone. I love the fact that it isn't heavy, but incredibly effective. Boscia Skin Perfecting Primer costs $28 and is available at Sephora or your nearest Boscia retailer. I have to say this primer definitely proves why it is one of the best foundation primers of 2011. I don't think I can elaborate enough because everything that I have to say is good.


7. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15. When shopping at Sephora in the Tyson's Corner Mall located in McLean, VA, I had the opportunity to discover this product. This foundation primer is not only long-lasting, formulated with naturally derived minerals that work together to maintain your skin's health, as well as, improve it. I love Hourglass's Veil Mineral Primer because it is water resistant, so you can go swimming or even workout while wearing it. If you are into natural products, you are going to appreciate this product, as it is free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, as well as, dyes and phthalates. There is a lot of protection when it comes to this primer too. You don't have to imagine the possibilities, as they exist. This product is exclusive and available for $52 at your nearest Sephora. Also, if you purchase from Sephora's official website, it actually ships for free. Who can resist a primer that delivers benefits, while improving your skin? I don't know about you, but I certainly can't.


6. La Mer The SPF 30 UV Protecting Fluid. La Mer is a very high-end, upscale beauty brand that works with not only benefiting ones' skin, but improving ones' skin overtime. La Mer is sold only in the finest department stores and through private estates. One of the best products by La Mer is definitely it's protecting fluid. Not only will your makeup last-long, your skin will remain hydrated and nourished. This primer is so great for your skin, that it actually improves it, as well. Infused with real, bona fide tourmaline malachite gemstones, this incredible addition to La Mer proves why it is one of the best primers of 2011. It is a true antioxidant on it's own that delivers real benefits. La Mer's The SPF 30 UV Protecting Fluid is lightweight, as well as, oil-free and works great with every skin type. It is transparent, so it works well with every skin tone. You will actually notice results within the first two weeks of use. You can purchase La Mer The SPF 30 UV Protecting Fluid for $65 at your nearest Neiman Marcus or wherever La Mer cosmetics are sold. This is clearly one of the best foundation primers of the year.


5. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. Some of the best products in the world are right in front of your eyes. I first discovered this product several years ago, when I received a sample. After using several samples, I decided to buy it. It is not only long-lasting, but it works to create the ultimate base without fading or creasing throughout the day. Possessing an array of antioxidants, such as Grape Seed Extract, Green Tea, Vitamin A, and more, it is definitely a foundation primer that benefits more than just a statement it makes. The marketing concept of this foundation primer emphasizes on using this product to create the perfect canvas for foundation application. Although I have to admit that niche lured me in, when I realized that I had the same opinion as the cinco, I just knew it was an amazing foundation primer. If you can think of an artist using the right canvas for his latest oil, you can truly relate to how exceptionally wonderful this foundation primer is. There are an array of colors available, as you can buy this product (which many tend to do) clear. You can purchase Smashbox's Photo Finish Foundation Primer at Sephora or your nearest Smashbox retailer for $49. What is all the hype behind this foundation primer? A lot of people in the world use it for a reason and now, I see why.
4. Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer. Every time I discover a foundation primer that I love, I always make sure to recommend it to someone. Make Up For Ever is one of those primers. Make Up For Ever's HD Microperfecting Primer is incredibly long-lasting, creating a protective layer to your skin before foundation application. It is also extremely nourishing and doesn't dry out or irritate the skin. Available in neutral (which is clear) and six other shades, you are destined to not only love, but appreciate this foundation primer. This fabulous addition to Make Up For Ever is also oil-free and works great for every skin type. Make Up For Ever's HD Microperfecting Primer is available at Sephora for $32. It is an exclusive product, so you will only be able to find the product there. You can also shop Sephora's website, in case you live far away from the internationally known beauty boutique. If you have searched and searched for the ultimate foundation primer, look no further as your search is about to come to an end. I can guarantee that Make Up For Ever's is one of the best you will ever use.


3. Chanel Base Lumiere Illuminating Makeup Base. Searching for the best makeup can actually turn into mathematical conjecture. Ok, maybe not as complex, but just as overwhelming and time consuming. If you are searching for an incredible foundation primer, look no further as Chanel's Base Lumiere Illuminating Makeup Base is it. What I love most about this foundation primer is the fact that foundation glides on effortlessly, as if your face works as a model for a royal oil. This primer is oil free. It doesn't dry out your skin, so it suitable for every skin type. This is one of the few primers that possess "Osmopure" which is a rare anti-pollutant that works to not only protect, but improve the skin. I love this fabulous addition by Chanel because it contains an array of antioxidants, including an array of extracts such as marine. There is no fragrance in Chanel's Base Lumiere Illuminating Makeup Base. Chanel's Base Lumiere Illuminating Makeup Base is available for $42 at your nearest Neiman Marcus or Chanel retailer. Chanel maybe known for possessing some of the finest fashion couture in the 20th and 21st century, among many eras to come, but Chanel cosmetics are just as magnificent and this product clearly demonstrates why.
2. Trish McEvoy Even Skin Face Primer. Recently, when shopping at Nordstrom in Dallas, TX I had the opportunity to try this product, of which I bought because I enjoyed it so much. I wore this product when I was standing in the scorching hot sun in downtown Dallas and let me tell you, my makeup managed to stay put. I was actually shocked, as out of the numerous foundation primers out in the beauty world today, this one stayed on longer than most. Trish McEvoy's Even Skin Face Primer not only kept my makeup on all day, but it allowed me to maintain my skin's natural level of hydration. I did not break out from this product, which is a great thing. This foundation primer is also oil-free and works great with every skin type. Whether you have dry skin or oily skin, this foundation primer is right for you. You can purchase Trish McEvoy Even Skin Face Primer for $32 at your nearest Nordstrom or wherever Trish McEvoy cosmetics are sold. Want to use the best? The time is now to do so, as Trish McEvoy's Even Skin Face Primer is one of the best foundation primers of 2011.

-- and the number one foundation primer of 2011 is --


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1. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. Searching for the perfect foundation primer is one of the hardest tasks, especially if you are a makeup enthusiast or wear makeup enough that you make it an effort to purchase a foundation. The good thing is, your search is over. Out of all of the foundation primers I have tried, Laura Mercier Foundation Primer is definitely the best one. It is was also one of the most long-lasting primers, I have used. It was incredibly hydrating, but not oily. It also didn't dry out my skin. One thing I love about this foundation primer is the fact that it is oil-free and works well with every skin type, as well as, skin tone. Another reason to love Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer is the fact that it is infused with vitamin A, C, and E, as well as, an array of antioxidants and natural extracts. If you can imagine buffing your fingernails with the finest buffer before applying your nail polish, this is what this foundation primer is to the face. Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer is available at your nearest Sephora for $30. It is also available at your nearest Laura Mercier retailer. If you are looking to use the best foundation primer of 2011, the time is now to do so, because this is it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Makeup Product Reviews: Love Hello Kitty's Say Hello Palette - Memoirs of a Kitty


Hello Kitty: Say Hello Palette
Memoirs of a Kitty
(Photo by Sephora)
 Hello Kitty is not only famous, she recognized and cherished around the world. She has also been around for decades and continues to prove why she is one of the hottest icons in the world today. Hello Kitty's style is fun and lively, but also manages to be playful and full of life. Hello Kitty has recently introduced an array of beauty products, including the Say Hello Palette - Memoirs of a Kitty.



The Hello Kitty Say Hello Palette - Memoirs of a Kitty possesses four eyeshadows, as well as, two blushes. The four eyeshadows include: pearlized pinky beige, pearlized tan, pearlized honey, and sparkling brown. All of these products come in a staged compact that that takes the shape of the Hello Kitty. The compact is covered in a cute, yet chic cherry blossom print.


The pearlized pinky beige is a very subdued beige pearl with a pink undertone. The pearlized tan is a restrained, yet cool tan pearl. The pearlized honey is a very warm, yet vibrant tan pearl. The sparkling brown is a rich, yet deep cool brown. The two blushes include: Peach and Rose. The peach is more of a cool peach, rather than a warm peach, as it possess a pink undertone. The pink is more like a light rose.


Recently when shopping on Sephora's official website, I had the opportunity to discover Hello Kitty's Say Hello Palettes. After pondering the idea of how this palette would benefit me, I decided to cave in and purchase it.


PROS


When it comes to eyeshadow, as well as, blush, I find myself always weighing the pros and cons. Not only am I looking for eyeshadow that is pigmented, but also an eyeshadow that lets me build color, producing a color payoff that is amazing. I also like eyeshadows that provide me with a modest coverage that is relatively long-lasting that are easy to blend. The eyeshadows in this Hello Kitty palette are pigmented, producing a color payoff that incredibly visible.


Every time I use products that possess natural ingredients that are good for my skin, I find that these products are extremely beneficial in the long run. The eyeshadows, as well as, the blushes in this palette are formulated with real, bona fide antioxidants that work together to leave your skin. Some of these ingredients include strawberry, apple, and grape seed extracts. The strawberry extract is rich in Vitamin C and in Polyphenols. The apple extract contains a hydration that is not only instantaneous, but protects your skin from pollution and other free radicals. The grape seed extract is a potent antioxidant the inhibits the breakdown of an array of problematic issues.


Are the best things in life free or are they natural? The eyeshadows, as well as, the blushes in this palette are created without parabens. Although parabens are used to preserve cosmetics, using parabens in a product is like eating foods that possess gluten. If you are looking to use a product that is natural, you are going to love Hello Kitty's Say Hello Palette - Memoirs of a Kitty. If you are one that is looking to use a product that is free of parabens, you are going to find this palette appealing.


CONS



If you are not an eyeshadow nor blush fan, you may not find this palette appealing. If this is the case, a great alternative would be giving this as a gift.


RATING - 86%


You can purchase Love Hello Kitty's Say Hello Palette - Memoirs of a Kitty palette at your nearest Sephora for $35. Whether you are a Hello Kitty Enthusiast or a just a simple makeup enthusiast, as whether this is a gift for your sister or your best friend or even your girlfriend, whoever receives this palette is going love it. When it comes to purchasing any kind of exclusive item, especially when it comes to beauty, there are several restrictions, however; this palette definitely proves there doesn't have to.

Summer 2011: A Look at the Best Yves Saint Laurent Sandals


Tribute Contrast Stitch Sandals
by Yves Saint Laurent
(Photo by Sak's 5th Avenue)
 Yves Saint Laurent represents some of the finest vogue in haute couture. Founded in 1962, Yves Saint Laurent (commonly known as YSL) prolongs the identity of a bona fide, luxury fashion house brand. One thing is certain, Yves Saint Laurent continues to grow as a brand, by creating some of the best shoes in the world today. Some of those shoes include some of the most superb sandals in fashion to date. The year is 2011 and as Summer approaches, so does the demand for sandals. Lets take a look at the best Yves Saint Laurent Sandals for Summer.



One of the best sandals by Yves Saint Laurent for 2011 is unquestionably the Tribute Contrast Stitch Sandals. These shoes are custom made, as they were made by hand using genuine type leather and contrast stitching. The platform on these YSL sandals are 1 ¼" and the heel is a little over 5 inches at 5 ½". The insole is padded, so these shoes are comfortable. Made with real authentic leather, the lining and the sole possess it. The color is Beige, which is a simple muted beige. These shoes go with anything, which makes the demand for them extremely enormous. You can purchase these amazingly elite YSL sandals at your nearest Sak's Fifth Avenue for $890. If you are looking for a great sandal that is not only highly fashionable, but high-end too, you are going to love the Tribute Contrast Stitch Sandals. The demand for these sandals are so high, that although there may be a waiting list, most of the time, you can find these shoes, but you are limited to buying a certain amount. Yves Saint Laurent truly proves they are a force to be reckoned with, as does their sandals.


Some of the best shoes I have ever worn are so nonspecific and simple, they are amazing. Not just to wear, but they go with everything under the sun. Yves Saint Laurent's Tribute Metallic-Trim Suede Sandal If you are searching for quality sandals that are simple, yet provide you with all of the benefits of a high-end shoe, you are going to love Yves Saint Laurent's Tribute Metallic-Trim Suede Sandal. The platform of these shoes is a little over 1 inch, making them 1¼ inch. The heel is about 5¼ inchees. The colors are so flexible, you just won't be able to resist purchasing them, as they come in Black with gold and Beige with gold. The two-tone in these shoes is outstanding, as the gold goes great with both shades. Whether you are wearing a solid colored dress or a print dress, these shoes will go with anything. The suede material is fantastic, yet brilliant. These shoes were made in Italy. You can purchase Yves Saint Laurent's Tribute Metallic-Trim Suede Sandal for $995 at your nearest Neiman Marcus. I guarantee that anyone who owns a pair of these shoes is going to not only love them, but appreciate them much more so.


If you are looking for a shoe that is made with real exotic snake, you are going to love Yves Saint Laurent's Tribute Python Sandals. Yves Saint Laurent has always been known for their spontaneous use of fabrics. There are two colors to these sandals. They include Safari and Orange. When it comes to Safari, the python is based on a natural hue, however; the actual print from the python overlaps the sides. Although the print overlaps the sides on both shades, the orange tends to be more radical. This shoe is also available in Oceanic Blue, which is a relatively subdued, yet intense blue. The straps are rather secure in these sandals and these sandals continue to demonstrate why an open toe, as well as, open back is "in" for the 2011 Summer season. The platform on these shoes is a little over 1", making them 1 ½". The heel is about 5 ¼" making them modestly high. One thing to love about these shoes is the fact that they were made in Italy, so if you are looking for some of the finest sandals in Italian couture, you are going to love these. These shoes are amazing with solid dresses, rather than prints. YSL's Tribute Python Sandals is available at Neiman Marcus for $1,395 for the Safari and $1,495 for the Orange and Oceanic Blue, which is available at Sak's or Barney's. If you are searching for a sandal that is not only exotic, but high-end, you are going to love these.


Some of the best shoes I have ever seen in my life have been made by Yves Saint Laurent. Some of the best sandals you will ever see are definitely Yves Saint Laurent's Patent Leather Stingray Tribute Sandals. The heel is 5 ¾" making them relatively higher than the average shoe, with a platform of 1 ½". The padded insole makes them secure, yet wearable by default. The open toe, with the open back make them comfortable, yet chic. I love the leather lining on these shoes. Available in black and tan, these shoes truly prove that simplicity can be enhanced with some of the best quality to exist. The sparkles with the stingray platform are amazingly modish. Whether you are wearing that little black dress or a floral outfit, Yves Saint Laurent's Patent Leather Stingray Tribute sandals will pair well with whatever you choose. These sandals are also available in Purple, which can be found at Bergdorf Goodman. These shoes were made in Italy. You can find Yves Saint Laurent's Stingray Tribute Sandals at your nearest Sak's Fifth Avenue for $995. Some of the finest sandals in fashion for 2011, making them one of the best of Yves Saint Laurent. I have to admit that I truly love these sandals.


YSL never disappoints when it comes to fashion design. Whether it be a dress or even shoes, Yves Saint Laurent is definitely a brand that creates some of the best custom made necessities that are essentially significant to the modern fad. One of the best shoes of the Summer season is definitely YSL's Kilima Platform Sandals. Yves Saint Laurent's Kilima Platform Sandals are available in khaki indigo, which is a rather intense, yet subdued deep dark taupe. You can also purchase these sandals in brown. Possessing only a 1" platform, with a heel height of 4 inches these sandals prove why they are haute to the h. The buckle closure in these shoes is fabulous. They are made in Italy, as they are imported using only the finest fabric. I love the fact that these sandals go with every dress or outfit. They also standout, but in a natural way, without someone say "those shoes are over the top". Theses Yves Saint Laurent shoes can be found at Nordstrom's or Sak's for $995. Some of the best YSL shoes are simple, as they go with just about every ensemble and these are the type of shoes that do just that, making them one of the best Yves Saint Laurent sandals of 2011.


If you are anything like me, you can appreciate shoes that not only look great with whatever you wear, but also are wearable too. One of the best sandals that fits this profile is definitely YSL's Tribute Cork Platform Sandals. The platform and heel are made of real authentic cork. The platform is 1 ½" and the heel is 5 ¾". The sole, as well as, lining is made with genuine leather. The Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Cork Platform Sandals are open toe, but also possess an open back which makes them highly Summer appropriate. The ankle strap is adjustable. The padded insole makes these shoes not only safe, but really comfy too. I have to admit that I have never been a fan of many "cork" style sandals, however; I am definitely not reluctant nor hesitant to mention that I am modestly impressed with Yves Saint Laurent's Tribute Cork Platform Sandals. These sandals were made in Italy. You can purchase Yves Saint Laurent's Tribute Cork Platform Sandals at your nearest Sak's Fifth Avenue for $795. These are exclusive with Sak's, so you will not be able to purchase them from anywhere else. Spring is here and Summer is near, the time is now to discover some of the best sandals of 2011 by Yves Saint Laurent.

Tan Towelettes for the Face & Body by Tan Towel: A Great Way to Achieve Sexy Skin for Summer

Tan Towelettes
by Tan Towel
(Photo by Tan Towel)
Some of the best kept secrets in the beauty world exist right in front of your eyes. As you are aware, Spring is here and Summer is very near. As Summer approaches, many of are looking to achieve a beautiful, yet radiant Summer glow without any risk and if you are anything like me, you like trying new things.



When shopping at Victoria Secret in Missoula, MT I noticed a stunningly beautiful woman with amazing skin. I asked her what she did and without hesitation, she mentioned to me about the Tan Towelettes by Tan Towel. I am naturally tan, however; I always feel that if I am a little darker, I not only feel good about myself, but I look even better to those that see me, as a result. Recently, I had the pleasure of not only discovering, but trying Tan Towel's Towelettes for Face & Body in Medium-to-Dark Skin Tones.


The Tan Towelettes come in a pack of five. Each towelette works for not only the face, but the body too. The results are not instantaneous, but do they show up in a mere 2 to 4 hours.


PROS


Each towelette is much heavier than it looks, so you do receive a modest amount of product. When you first look at the box or even see a demonstration on this product, you may find yourself a little reluctant because the applicators don't appear to be huge. However; once you use them, you will discover you get a lot of product and each towelette goes a long way.


To be honest, I was rather diffident to use this product, as I haven't really understood the hype of sunless tanning products, however; this product completely changed my outlook. The color not only shows up in a few hours, but you are left with natural looking color. The applicator is also so easy, that you actually do not get streaks.


When it comes to sunless tanning products, it is very hard to separate the pros and the cons, however; one of the major issues many seem to have with them is the fact that they are notorious for not only streaking (which this product doesn't do) but fading too. I was very impressed with how long this product lasted. I shower everyday and on some days I find myself showering several times. This product lasted for about a little over a week and when it eventually faded, it didn't make my skin look splotchy or discolored, like I had assumed it would.


Not every sunless tanning product has synthetic dyes or petrochemicals. If you are a fan of products that do not possess synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, as well as, phthalates and triclosan you are not only going to love this incredible addition to Tan Towel, but appreciate much more so. Not only does sunless tanning continue to prove why that it is relatively natural, but also great for your skin too. This product possesses an array of antioxidants such as Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Vitamin E, and Cucumber Extract.


CONS


Does fragrance really play a role in a sunless tanning product? If you searching for a fragrance free product, you will not enjoy Tan Towel's Towelettes, as they possess a citrus fragrance. Although the fragrance is subtle and light, it is still prevalent. I actually enjoy the fragrance, however; I am well aware that not everyone thinks like I do.


RATING - 93%


You can purchase Tan Towel's Towelettes for Face & Body at your nearest Tan Towel retailer or on the official website for just $27. Would I use Tan Towel's Towelettes for Face & Body again? Absolutely. Would I recommend this product? Yes. If you are looking to achieve a vibrant, yet glorious sexy glow you are truly going to love the Tan Towel Towelettes for Face & Body. Whether a gift to your best friend or a gift to yourself, whoever uses this product will be very happy.

Trind's Moist & Shiny Kit: A Product Review


Trind's Moist & Shiny Kit.
(Photo by Trind)
 Recently, while logged into MakeupTalk.com, I was approached by a member of Trind's team about trying Trind's Moist & Shiny Kit. After reading an array of testimonials about the kit, as well as, the products in this great Trind addition, I have to admit that I was enthusiastic, yet ardent to try it.



Trind's Moist & Shiny Kit consists of three Trind nail products that work together to create strong nails. These products include the Nail Magic, the Moisturizing Nail Balsam, and the Nail Repair. It is highly recommended for those with weak nails, however; if you have hard nails, you will love this product simply for it's restoration of moisture.


PROS


Trind's Nail Magic consists of an easy-to-use, lightweight three dimensional nail buffer. When using this set, it is recommended that you use the darkest shade first, followed by the white, and then the gray side. As soon as I used this buffer for the first time, it was like magic to my fingertips. I truly noticed a difference.


After you use Trind's Nail Magic, you can use Trind's Moisturizing Nail Balsam. This product contains natural ingredients such as Biotin that work together to create instant hydration that is not only effective, but long-lasting. It is also oil-free and lightweight. I love this product, as it truly delivers intense hydration without making a mess. After you have used it for two weeks, you only need to use it once a week.


Once you have applied Trind's Moisturizing Nail Balsam, you can finish it off with the final step by applying the final product in Trind's Moist & Shiny Kit, Trind's Natural Nail Repair. I love this product because it dries quickly. I also love the fact that it prevents my nails from breaking or cracking, which use to be a huge problem for me before I used this product.


I noticed real results from Trind's Moist & Shiny Kit within a week and once I used the product for two weeks, I felt as if my nails improved highly at least 70%.


CONS


I noticed that when I apply this product that despite drying immediately, it tends to peel if I am taking a shower or washing my hands using warm to hot water. Although I can solve this problem easily by not doing it, it tends to do it often. The kit recommends that you apply the product and then the next day remove it with nail polish remover. I just apply and then when I shower, it just comes off without little effort.


The Natural Nail Repair that is included in the Moist & Shiny Kit possesses "formaldehyde". Formaldehyde is a paraben that has been linked to cancer, however; studies have shown those that use nail products with this paraben in it, have not had any effects resulting from this product. The sun is said to cause cancer, but can you live without it? Everything around use has the potential to cause cancer. If you are one trying to stay away from "formaldehyde" then you will not find Trind's Moist & Shiny Kit, let alone the nail repair appealing.


RATING - 88%


You can purchase Trind's Moist & Shiny Kit for just $47.95 at your nearest Trind retailer or on the official website. Would I use this product again? Most definitely. Would I recommend this product? Yes. If you are looking for a great way to achieve stronger nails, without any modest risks, you not only going to love Trind's Moist & Shiny Kit, but appreciate it much more so. It is definitely a great product and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to try it.