Monday, December 5, 2016

ZO Skin Health Ossential Daily Power Defense & Ossential C-Bright Serum

Cooler weather means time to get my skin in better shape and undo any sun damage.  I use SPF all summer but being in the pool all day, all weekend it wears off easily even with reapplying.  Retinol and vitamin C are the best brighteners and Dr. Obagi's ZO Skin Health has been getting it done for me with each ingredient. I had met Dr. Obagi years earlier and loved the line. It was time for a re-visit.

Using  Ossential Daily Power Defense and C-Bright Serum  alternately  over the past two weeks has given me really smooth skin that is more clarified and my  small discolorations are starting to lighten a little. 

Ossential Daily Power Defense is a lightly hydrating  cream with a good dose of retinol along with  matrixyl 300 , enzymes and ceramides  After a few uses my skin was looking brighter and a little smoother . More clarity overall . This can be used alone, it's enough moisture for my skin, but drier skin will need extra moisture. I don't find it very drying either with the retinol but again those who are drier might.

Ossential C-Bright Serum is a 10 % vitamin C cream that adds zero moisture.  It's all about brightening. It's very dry going on but blends well and sinks right in.  You  do need moisture after applying this ( it goes on skin first before any other products). Within a few days  I started to notice  a nice slight  difference in my skin- brighter, clearer. This comes in  a pump tube that is opaque which helps to keep the cream's potency , important with any vitamin C skin product.

ZO Skin Health Ossential Daily Power Defense is   $ 150
ZO Skin Health Oseential C- Bright Serum is $ 90  ( free shipping for the month of December)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Victoria's Secret Paris

To celebrate the Victoria's Secret fashion show next week in Paris , comes a new fragrance aptly named Paris.

The  LE scent comes in a pretty faceted crystal inspired bottle along with coordinating body lotion and fragrance mist. The notes include  French Cypress, Night Blooming Jasmine and White Cedarwood  making it sound like a crisp , lightly floral cold weather fragrance .

Available now in stores and online

Eau De Parfum $85/3.4 oz,  $65/1.7 oz
Eau de Parfum Rollerball  $18/.23 oz
Fragrance Mist  $25/8.4 oz
Fragrance Lotion  $25/8.4 oz

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Kiehl's Lip Balm Giftables- Holiday 2016

A gift of Kiehl's is always a good one and this year they've teamed with Brooklyn based artist Jeremyville to decorate their packaging.

Another good thing at Kiehl's? The lip balm.  If you haven't tried it, this is a thick,  hydrating balm where a little is all you need. There's some nice flavors too .

This year's gift set features 4 balms individually boxed with art by Jeremyville  so you can gift as is or break the set up. With the art here being not very traditional Christmas , this can also be gifted for other holiday/occasions.  You get original non- flavored, mint, cranberry and mango .  Each balm is full size at .5 oz

Kiehl's Lip Balm Giftables is $ 32 at  and wherever Kiehl's is sold.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Maybelline New York FaceStudio Master Blush Color & Highlight Kit

We're getting a look at what's new next year from Maybelline.  There's a lot of new that includes more Baby Lips ( in a crayon) , lip and eye palettes and this new face color quad.

 Maybelline New York FaceStudio Master Blush Color & Highlight Kit is the brand's first all in one palette for highlight/blush and has four shades to mix , layer and blend . There are three blush colors and one highlight shade.

It looks really pretty, right ?

Available for $ 12.99 sugg. retail on January 2017.