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This will help you be the fairest one of all

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If you are a make up and fashion enthusiast, you probably like to be in the know of the all the latest tools and accessories to help you create the right look. You want the best brushes and applicators to put on your makeup. You’re willing to splurge on high quality styling tools but most people forget two very important tools: The mirror and the lighting.

Your mirror plays a huge role in your final look because a bad mirror can lead to putting on too much makeup, using unflattering colors or missing small details that can effect the overall outcome of your look. Shopcustomvanity.com knows how instrumental good lighting and a good mirror is to achieve your desired style and thus creates custom order handmade vanities that help you create a flawless look.

There’s a reason why I’m so excited to share this online store with you. I have always envied models and actresses with “Hollywood vanities” because something as simple as a mirror makes such a huge difference in how you appear. In my place, I have horrible lighting. Everything looks dim or bright yellow. And I’m not the only one that has this issue. Many people have poorly lit bathrooms or bedrooms. This can lead to over compensating by wearing too much or too little makeup. The custom vanities that you can find at shopcustomvanity.com are just like the Hollywood vanities that you find in dressing rooms and at fashion shows. These are the types that are used by elite makeup artists and celebrities. These are the kinds of mirrors that will make you “the fairest of them all.”

How does shopcustomvanity.com work?

The website has several options to choose from and you can even request a custom size. Once you choose your mirror it takes 2 weeks for it be delivered because it has to handmade. If you are in the states you get free shipping. Now keep in mind that this is just a mirror and is not attached to a tabletop. I personally prefer this because it means I can place the mirror anywhere. You can mount it on a wall or on your own dresser. You can even simply lean in against the wall. The mirrors are made with a wooden frame and high definition glass. I also love that it comes with dual electrical outlets so you can plug in your hair curler or any other device into your mirror.

The type of mirror you use does play a big roll in your look which is why I recommend checking out shopcustomvanity.com if you are looking for a mirror that will help you create flawless beauty looks.

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Arbonne gets an A +

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Arbonne is a beauty and wellness company that I was recently introduced to by my friend, and beauty consultant, Colleen Smith. I’m someone who loves to try health and beauty products in order to find the right products to improve my skin and overall well being. However, I was a little skeptical when I first went to Colleen for a facial because I have tried countless products that simply didn’t work.

What put me at ease however were two things

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1. My beauty consultant Colleen Smith is basically a beauty guru. Not only is she a talented makeup artist but she is also very knowledgeable about the skincare industry. Thus, when she started telling me facts about Arbonne I became more excited about the products.

For example, Arbonne has an international rating of 4/5. People all over the world use and love this company’s products. Arbonne has trained consultants like Colleen who do hostings or beauty consultations to help you get familiar with the products but also suggest the right products for you and your needs.

Having a knowledgeable beauty consultant like Colleen can be the difference between improving your skin or making it worse.

During the facial, Colleen gave me ample information about the company itself and each of the products she was using on me. Ingredients list, when to use certain products, how to use them correctly, how to get the most out of your products—all of this is very important information that you can receive when you host a party with Colleen. As I got educated and pampered I started to feel less skeptical about Arbonne.

2. The second reason for giving this company such a high rating is that the products are actually amazing! I bought several items after my facial, and will post separate reviews on all of them; but as a whole, the products did not disappoint.

Colleen did the nightly facial for me. As someone who sometimes neglects to treat my skin well at night, I realized just important it is to have nightly regime if you want great looking skin. She used the following

Smoothing facial cleanser: which was easy to use, didn’t have an unpleasant smell, cleaned my face well and left it feeling smooth.

The nightly resurfacing pads left me amazed. Where has this product been all my life! I’ll go into more detail about it later but if you suffer from blemishes and acne you should definitely check it out. It’s one of their number one selling products.

The exfoliating new cell scrub was gentle and left my skin smoother, but this product as well as the toner were the only two that didn’t necessarily wow me. They were good but I prefer the ones I already use.

Then we used the intensive renewal serum. This is a wonderful product. It’s not heavy or greasy and made my skin feel like silk.

I never use eye creams but I would invest in the Corrective Eye Cream by Arbonne

The night repair cream made my skin feel soft and silky. It looked more youthful and glowing.

I couldn’t stop looking at my skin after the facial. I just looked more rejuvenated. I had become an Arbonne believer. The change in my skin was immediate and none of their products made me breakout or cause irritation.

I’m going to do a more in depth review of all the products I purchased so stay tuned for those posts but take the time to check out Colleen and Arbonne. Keep in mind that Arbonne is not just about beauty; they have tons of products for fitness and nutrition as well as products for men and women.

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POTD (products of the day) Featuring NARS

Every now and then (when I remember) I do a video diary of the products I used during the day. It’s a way for me to keep track of what products I like and which ones to avoid. It’s also a fun to share product review with others. For this July sunny friday, the products are all beauty and cosmetic related and therefore I thought I’d post them here on my style blog. Below is a product list and links of the items featured in the video.

1. Guerlain KissKiss

2. Infinite Aloe Skin Care

3. Sephora Colorful Blush

4. Degree with sea salt

5. co bigelow mentha lip shine

6. Coverfx foundation

7. bath and body signature vanilla berry

8. NARS orgasm illuminator

9. Palmer’s coco butter with vitamin e

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Why TheCosmetist.com is not your average beauty website

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The internet is strewn with beauty blogs and cosmetic websites but most of them are not owned and operated by real pharmacists or cosmeticians. The Cosmetist.com however is one blog where you can get beauty advice from a doctor of pharmacy. I learned about this website not long ago, but I’m already a fan of it for a several reasons.

1. Written by a real cosmetician. The fact that this blog is kept by a doctor makes it stand apart from a majority of the beauty blogs out there. To use myself as example, I love beauty products but I’m not a pharmacist. There’s information that I can’t share with my readers because I’m not privy to it. The Cosmetist on the other hand  offers great advice that only someone who has worked in the industry would know, making it a trusted source for cosmetic and skin care information.

2. Highly Informative. The blog is dedicated to bringing you information about beauty and skin care, and it’s one of the most informative blogs I’ve come across for this industry.  The Cosmetist hails from France, and if there’s one thing most of us can agree on it’s that French beauty care is renowned. French pharmacists know their stuff and can ensure you make the right decisions for your beauty regime. If you can’t go to a French pharmacy, then head over to the website to get some of the best information about cosmetics and anti-aging.

3. Wonderfully written. You may be thinking that a website written by a doctor will be an overly complicated bore to read, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Cosmetist brings you information and awareness in an amusing, lighthearted, easy to understand style of writing. Even if you aren’t a die hard makeup fan you can enjoy this website simply for the posts. Each article is humorous, inspiring as well as informative.

4. Answers your questions. One of the favorite aspects of this website is that you can send in your own beauty and cosmetic related questions to be answered. Not many beauty bloggers do this. Most beauty bloggers simply write about their hauls and give product reviews, but don’t go out of their way to solve the beauty related issues of their readers. This is how I feel a real beauty website should be. It should connect with its readers and be willing to answer their questions the way The Cosmetist does.

If you want sound beauty advice, from a real doctor then you need to visit The Cosmetist and sign up for it’s newsletter. You’ll get great advice and inspiration to keep you looking and feeling beautiful.

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Why everyone is talking about Punch Skin care

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I must be living under a rock, because this amazing skin care product, Punch Skin care, almost slipped under my radar. I noticed it on Amazon and one of the first things that stood out were its rave review. Everyone seems to love this product! With my curiosity peaked, I had to find out what made Punch so special.

Now, Punch Skin care has a line of different products, but I’m focussing on the moisturizer.

Looking at the ingredients, I could tell this was a premium product. To list just a few of the good for your products found in this moisturizer: organic witch hazel, organic grape seed extract, organic sesame seed extract, Vitamin A, and dandelion leaf extract. No wonder people were seeing amazing skin transforming results. These ingredients on their own can do wonders for the skin. But combined they greatly improve the look and feel of your skin.

How can Punch Moisturiser help your skin?

1. Cell Renewal: This moisturizer contains small protein peptides that stimulate cell renewal and strengthen collagen fibres. This is important in fighting the ageing process. As we get older, our skin loses it’s elasticity but with the help of these protein peptides you can give your skin a more toned appearance, which makes it look fuller, firmer, and younger.

2. Antioxidants: Young or old, female or male,  everyone needs to be concerned with stimulating antioxidant production in your skin. It is not only important for keeping your skin looking healthy, but it’s essential for protecting you against sun damage. Punch Skin care kept this in mind and thus their moisturizer helps to increase natural antioxidant production.

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This product is oil free. This is important to me because, as someone whose skin is oily and breaks out easily, I can use this worry free knowing that I’m not adding to an existing skin problem.

A little goes a long way. On amazon this product is 27.55 but don’t let that turn you off. A little goes a long way! You only need a small thumb size amount to get the effects of this moisturiser.

I’m glad I joined the band wagon on this one, and can see why so many women and men are giving it a five star rating. It’s hard to find any fault with this product or company. Give Punch a try if you are looking for a high quality moisturizer that will make your skin beautiful.

Visit their website to learn more about their other products

Punch Skin care moisturizer can be found on Amazon

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Greg Michaels is Always A Stylish Choice

Besides her shoes, a woman’s handbag is next thing you’ll notice about her outfit. In fact, you can wear a simple jeans and tee-shirt but with the right bag, you’ll look put together and stylish. That’s why I was so excited to be introduced to GregMichaels and had to share this brand with you. This designer brand is topping my list of must haves and brands to check out and here’s why.

Simple Elegance: If you like your hand bags to add to your look, not compete with it, then Greg Michaels is the brand for you. The bags come in a variety of styles and colors (which means there’s one for every occasion) but with each bag I noticed a simple classy elegance that just works. This simple elegance that seems to be crafted into each bag makes the bags functional and versatile. One bag can work for a cocktail party or Sunday brunch. I love versatility in pieces and it was one thing that really made this brand stand out for me.

Affordable: I was shocked to find a real leather hand bag company that was actually affordable. Most stylish leather bags can run past $500 but Greg Michaels has bags for under $200. What’s more, Greg Michaels products are made with prime materials. Their designers meticulously toil to produce world class goods which are sometimes considered art but always considered stylish.

Customer service: A great product is nothing if the website doesn’t make buying the product easy. Not only does Greg Michael offer free returns all year round, but you can always call one of the customer service agents if you have any questions. Sure, there are lots of hand bag companies out there, but they don’t all offer the service that great Greg Michaels’ does and that sets them apart from countless brands out there.

Great gift idea: Chances are there is at least one person in your life that is obsessed with hand bags. If you’re looking for that perfect gift for your fashion loving friend or relative, check out Greg Michaels. Their bags are beautiful, high quality, and a will get tons of compliments.

Visit http://gregmichaelsco.com

Learn more about this designer bag on their facebook page http://facebook.com/gregmichaelsco

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Where to get Phytoceramides in Canada

phytoceramidesA male model wisely advised me to take care of my skin in my twenties because it will be be my skin in my forties. I think there’s a misconception among young people that they don’t need to worry about their skin or concern themselves with things like anti-ageing or keeping their skin looking young. But the fact is, nobody’s skin stays “young” forever. When you’re twenty you may not consider what products you can invest in to help you maintain your youth or slow down your skin’s ageing process but nearly every woman I’ve met over 35 begins to look for ways to get back their skin’s youth and these days men are also joining in as they try to avoid the appearance of growing older. Now, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with ageing and no your skin does not have to look “forever 21” but healthy looking skin boosts your confidence. Also, taking care of your skin is a healthy habit to get into.

There are a lot of products on the market, but one of the most talked about and effective is phytoceramide. What is phytoceramide? Ceramides are things we naturally have in our skin, but lose as we age. The loss of ceramides causes you to lose that plumpness and youthfulness that you have in your skin when you’re younger. The idea of ceramide supplements is not new. They have been in topical solutions and have been used in parts of Asia for years. Now however, the FDA has approved phytoceramides in Canada. Phyto means it’s a plant derivitive. It’s made into a supplement that puts it back into your skin and helps to hydrate the skin from the inside out. Many Doctors, even Doctor Oz, highly recommend taking phytocermaides for your skin’s health.

You may be thinking, great where can I get?! Because those were my thoughts when I learned about the benefits of this little supplement. Phytoceramidescanada.ca/ not only carries the supplement they have created a better formula that helps your skin from both the inside and outside. They offer a Revitol Phytoceramides that is now toted as the best anti-aging cream. Revitol contains key ingredients that include Matrixyl and Hyaluronic acid, together they work at penetrating deep into the skin to make it firm it and give it a youthful glow. The phytoceramides and revitol duo that can be found at phytocermacidescanada.ca give you a facelift without the pain or cost of seeing a plastic surgeon. The website offers a 90 day money back guarantee and the product has rave review from customers.

The product offers dramatic results on deep wrinkles, so if you have been battling with wrinkle creams, or know someone that has this will finally resolve the problem. You can visit the website today to get more information and ask for a trial.

 

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Kate Dioneda Brings You The Feminine Edge

Bold statement prints and embellishments, beautiful feminine cuts, trendy textures, classic and timeless designs–all this describes my new favorite collection by Kate Dioneda. If all my style personas went shopping together, they could all easily find the right piece to create the perfect look thanks to this web boutique. Kate Dioneda is a newly launched online store that ships anywhere. But it’s more than just another webshop stocked with clothes; it’s a concept that is created by a designer who understands that women have multiple sides and enjoy portraying them through their clothing.

The site reads, “It is fashion and you… and your ‘other’ you,” and in many ways I agree with this. While no woman is solely her sense of style, we do use fashion as means of expressing and communicating how we want to feel and the “type” of woman we want to be perceived as. Personally, I love looks that merge the essence of femininity with the strength of a woman. Thus, it was no surprise to me that I connected with the designer’s mindset and fell in love with the clothing. The clothes allow you to live simultaneously within the stylistic realm of total feminine and boldly edgy–thus creating the feminine edge. As someone who often can’t decide what kind of woman I want to be on any day, I often opt for styles that let me exhibit both my “sides.” I believe a lot of women can relate, as many seek out clothes that make a statement without compromising their feminine charm.

There is a flow and unity to the collection that makes it easy to envision oneself in them. They seem to tell a story. It’s a story about a multifaceted woman who doesn’t let any part of her dominate. Each piece adds to the story, while telling its own personal tale in the process. I’ve yet to see a collection that looked so unified but catered to so many different types of styles. Rock, punk, retro, glam, classic, modern, whatever your style preference, Kate Dioneda has managed to create pieces that can be distinctly worked into various wardrobes.

What’s more, this online boutique is made-to-order. In an age of mass production and low quality fashion, it’s lovely to find a designer that still believes in the personal touch and bringing customers the highest quality.

I want to own this entire collection. It speaks to me as woman–a fashionably diverse woman.

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shirt Half Sleeves White Crop Top

Half sleeves and a feminine jewel neckline adds an unexpected modern edge and a sultry dimension to this fitting, cotton-stretch white crop top for that all season pairing piece.

skirt Center Zip Faux Leather Black Mini Skirt

Walk with attitude in this edgy, thigh-skimming black faux leather mini skirt styled with slant front pockets, exposed front center zip, and a straight hem with exposed zippers at the leg lines.

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outer Black Sequin Power Shoulder Blazer

Make the ultimate fashion statement with this stunning, head-turning piece that also reveals one’s sublime femininity. Unrestrained embellishment of iridescent sequins was used to make this tailor-cut power-shoulder jacket with long sleeves, slim lapels and hip falling hem. This evening-ready blazer is perfect to finish off any party outfit.

top Sleeveless Chiffon Wrap Blouse

A delicate, lightweight, sheer chiffon sleeveless wrap blouse, designed with a dramatic plunging neckline detail for that glam, party vibe, pure elegance, or that uber-feminine look.

bottom Black Sequin Mini Shorts

Nothing speaks show-stopper than this sparkling black, paillette-covered mini shorts for that amazing party-season looks.

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Radiate chic in this crop top featuring a beautifully woven black lattice and floral overlay detailing, on a cream-color underlayer that is styled with half sleeves, boat neckline and powernet lining.

skirt Lattice Long Lace Skirt

A chic, floor-length hem lace skirt with black lattice and floral overlay details on a cream underlayer styled with a powernet full lining.

The online shop has a number of other looks that I adore as well as beautiful pieces, so I highly recommend giving it a visit. You can also learn more about the collection and designer via the links below.

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By now, many of us are browsing shops  and blogs for the latest summer trends. However, don’t forget that a beautiful hair style can help to tie your style together. Website’s  like easyhairstyleideas.com are dedicated to bringing their readers the hottest trends  when it comes hair fashion.

On Easy Hairstyle Ideas you will find a well organized site with different categories and feature articles. Looking for the 10 best summer hair styles this year? The website is the perfect place to find ideas for various occasions and hair types. For instance, if you were looking for suggestions on how to style your naturally sleek straight hair, you could turn to the site for help.

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I like that the site doesn’t develop content for just one hair type or even one type of girl! Whether you have long locks or prefer punk-fun mohawks the site has hairstyle ideas for you. I’m interested in seeing how this site will continue to grow. So far,  Grace Anna has done a great job in combining her passion and knowledge as a hair dresser into a fun and helpful website. Drop by the site to find out how you can pull together your summer look with different hair styles

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Reload.com helps those suffering from hair loss

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Every season, as the florals come out to seek attention, my attention as well as enthusiasm sways towards hair care and hair growth.

Other girls try to acquire their dream beach bod. For myself, I want beautiful beach hair. Long hair is simply a dream for Women who suffer from alopecia and other hair growth challenges. To find information on hair care and hair growth, I’m using reloadhair.com.

Reloadhair.com is a professionally owned and operated website that offers a clinically proven system as well as an innovative method to aid  in hairs regrowth.

In addition to getting to helping those who want great hair, the site also provides tips on how to prevent hair loss, how to improve the density of your hair and carries products to assist in your hair growth journey. Among some of the hair loss treatment products are shampoos that strengthen the hair, and a scalp peel for women that boasts a number of benefits such increasing collagen production and removes built up DHT (Di Hydro Testosterone).

Anyone who is a long hair enthusiast will find safe, simple and affordable methods from reloadhair.com.

 

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