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Review: Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology

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I have been wanting to try Alastin products for a long time after seeing it at the dermatologist’s office. I started using the Alastin Skin Nectar four weeks ago and have seen amazing results! The TriHex peptide technology stimulates the skin to form collagen and elastin to tighten the skin.  The texture of my skin is much softer and smoother. It is recommended to use before and after cosmetic procedures like laser treatments or microneedling to help with healing and enhance results, but it can also be used on its own. I love the silky feel when applied. After four weeks, I can say the results are fantastic! If you’re thinking about getting a procedure, this will definitely get your skin in its best shape beforehand. I would not say it is a serum because the consistency is much like a smashbox primer. The ingredients, of course, are very different. The fact that it is able to stimulate elastin production, makes this product very rare (not many products claim this) and may warrant the expensive price tag. I don’t do any cosmetic procedures but I do use Retin-A which constantly means my skin needs to heal itself. I will definitely be investing in this product in the future.

What the website says:

“This proprietary formulation is designed to support the skin, before, during and after cosmetic procedures. This product works with the skin’s natural regeneration process and assists in improving the skin’s appearance. It can be applied immediately post-procedure for faster recovery and healthier looking skin.

Enhances healthy skin by helping to clear damage and debris in the extracellular matrix
Helps support the skin’s natural ability to produce new, healthy elastin and collagen
High antioxidant activity is designed to calm the skin and reduce the appearance of redness.”

$195 Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar

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Review: The Only 1 Matte Lipstick Collection from Rimmel London

IMG_5516All three of these are gorgeous shades are perfect for summer! These lipsticks are a velvety matte with great pigmentation. They last all day and look amazing on the lips at drugstore prices so you really can’t go wrong.

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Shade 120 is a gorgeous bright orangey pink in the lips. It is an almost neon shade but still wearable to work. I have been going for this shade a lot for nights out. It is really quite nice and brightens up any outfit. I’m sure it will be my go-to shade on hot summer days at the beach as well!

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Shade 810 is a deep red that looks beautiful on the lips. I wasn’t sure if it would be too dark on me but I actually really like it. It’s has some plum undertones which makes it much more wearable on my skin tone.

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Shade 610 is probably the most neutral of all three shades. It’s a dark pink and enhances the the natural color of my lips which is perfect for  a more polished minimal makeup look. I love it! It would also be a perfect shade to wear with smokey eye looks!

All in all, The Only 1 Rimmel Matte Lipstick collection has some beautiful shades that last all day. I will be wearing these all summer for sure! A++

 

DERMAFLASH Facial Exoliating Device

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I have been using my Dermaflash once a week for three weeks now, and the results are amazing! Dermaflash is an at home dermaplaning device that uses sonic vibration to exfoliate.  It really has helped my skin to look smooth. It gets rid of  all unwanted dead skin cells and peach fuzz! My makeup also goes on flawlessly as well. This device has changed my life. No wonder it is the number one selling device at Sephora right now. My biggest concern with using the Dermaflash device was if peach fuzz on my face would grow back thicker, and it hasn’t! Just be sure to use it at an angle to get as close to the skin as possible for a smoother effect. It’s also important to only go over each area once. The prep cleanser gets your skin squeaky clean before using. I’m going to need to buy more of that soon. Putting on the soothing hydrator after is also key so you’ll have to buy a bigger tube of that too. It is so easy to use and only takes 10 minutes once a week! It’s really convenient to travel with and now comes in a new hot pink color!Dermaflash, Dermaflash review, exfoliating device

Who is it for: Women of all skin types, skin colors, and ages.

Why is it different: Made specifically for a woman’s face, DERMAFLASH helps to improve the look and feel of your skin by creating a beautiful canvas. The DERMAFLASH Edge, with its subtle sonic vibration, gently sweeps away dull cells from the skin’s surface and temporarily removes peach fuzz. DERMAFLASH is an effective, spa-inspired system for use in the privacy and comfort of your home.

How do I use it: Use once a week, following three simple steps.

  • Cleanse your face with PREP.
  • Hold your skin TAUT. Use short, feathery strokes in downward motion.
  • HYDRATE: Finish with our SOOTHE moisturizer

What it comes with:

  • Charging base adapter and cord
  • Measurements: Exfoliation device 6″L x 1″W x 1″H, weighs 1.3 oz; Cord 79″L
  • ETL listed adapter; 1-year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Device/adapter imported
  • DERMAFLASH skin-care device
  • 6-count Exfoliating Edges
  • One 0.8-fl oz Prep Cleansers
  • One 0.8-fl oz Soothe Hydrators

Free Shipping on original DERMAFLASH device. $189
DERMAFLASH Exfoliation and Peach Fuzz Removal Replenishment Set $39

Here is a how-to video so you can see how easy it is to use:

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REVIEW: PUR Cosmetics Blue Agave Mask


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PUR Blue Agave Mask

I was looking for a peel off mask to unclog my pores, and the PUR Cosmetics Blue Agave Mask came to my rescue! It is so refreshing and really does minimize your pores. It feels like cool water sitting on top of your face for 15 minutes until it dries. Who doesn’t want that? After peeling it off, my skin feels smooth, energized, and moisturized. I have used this mask 3 times in the last week and definitely plan to always have one on hand. It is definitely my favorite peel off mask right now. I even prefer it over the Rodial snake venom mask as well. It is perfect for a pick me up before getting ready for an event or just to get you out the door on your way to work!

“Give your skin an energizing boost with this ultra-refreshing blue agave mask. An Energy Complex of green tea, ginseng and Vitamin B helps stimulate the skin’s natural metabolism for the look of plumper, hydrated and refreshed skin. The cooling sensation and uplifting scent will leave your skin feeling totally revived.” A+

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KAPLAN MD Perfect Pout Lip 20 Mask + Lip Balm

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This lip mask is amazing! I used the KAPLAN MD Perfect Pout lip 20 mask and lip balm three nights this last week as an overnight treatment. I awoke with hydrated silky smooth lips. It definitely removes fine lines, and  leaves your lips plumped up. Over time, it actually improves your lip contour with adipofill’in, a patented amino acid that naturally plumps the lip contour.  You really can feel the enzymes dissolving dead skin cells when it’s on.

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The mask is very creamy and cooling. The lip balm has a sweet minty flavor that leaves a really nice glossy sheen. You can do this lip mask and put on the lip balm any time for hydration, plumping and sun protection and not just as a night treatment like I did. My lips get chapped every few weeks so this will be a life saver! The balm has SPF 20 which is great for protecting the lips from aging and getting dreaded lip wrinkles. I am all about this mask and lip balm! A++

Buy KAPLAN MD Lip 20 Ultra- Hydrating Balm, 0.35 oz.
Buy KAPLAN MD Lip 20 Mask, 1.0 oz.

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