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What Polar Vortex? la prairie’s Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection Has Your Skin Covered

03.2.14

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Between this Polar Vortex that has long out stayed its welcome and crazy post-pregnancy hormones, my skin has decided to start acting out. It’s dry because of the dry heat that is constantly pumping in my house and I’m breaking out because of post-preggo-still-breastfeeding-but-slowing-down hormones.

I’ve started a routine to combat the the breakouts, but my dry skin was still an issue. Further clogging pores with the wrong moisturizer can just make matters worse.

Enter la prairie’s new Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some and try out the newest collection from the iconic skin care line. The collection includes the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream and Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil. It didn’t disappoint. Here’s the deets:

Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream: Melts into skin immediately leaving skin instantly soft and supple.

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Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil: How can an oil not be oily? It’s weightless and gives the skin a gorgeous glow.I thought the last thing I would ever do is put oil on my face, but I did and my skin loves me for it.

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I played around with how I used it…I tried just the cream at night and the oil in the morning, but I also tried combining both the oil and creme for extra moisture. No matter which way I applied it, the results were the same. Skin so soft and supple it rivaled that of my 7 month old. No breakouts, no oily skin….just velvety smooth goodness. I even think it actually calmed my breakouts.

To purchase or find out more, go to www.laprairie.com

Miles high in the Swiss Alps, in a world of sheer ice crystals, beauty transcends time. Here, two seemingly fragile plants and one tiny algae survive and thrive in the harshest setting on earth, developing strategies to outwit the environment. It’s only fitting then that la prairie, with a heritage deeply rooted in Switzerland, harnessed these extreme-survivalist secrets into the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Collection. The discovery combines some of the most sophisticated survivalist secrets.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by laboratories la prairie via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of laboratories la prairie.

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The Coconut Trend: Joey New York Quick Results Polynesian Beauty Pads

28.10.13

Seems like  everywhere you  turn there’s coconut water or coconut milk or coconut oil.  I happen to love the smell of coconut and since its become such a trend  there is pretty much coconut somewhere in my daily routine or diet.

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I decided to try the Joey New York Quick Results Polynesian Beauty Pads and fell in love!  Joey New York Quick Results Polynesian Coconut Water Beauty Pads is a serum, light peel, and glow nighttime treatment all in one. Like most of the Joey New York products it is infused with Young Green Coconut Water. If that all doesn’t sound amazing – it gets better, this product, instantly makes your skin feel and look younger overnight and will give you that tropical glow even though we have hit the Fall months.

This exotic blend of coconut water from the Polynesian tropics combined with carefully extracted natural fruit acids will instantly minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, large pores, and dull, uneven skin tone as essential vitamins and minerals with activate cell regeneration while you sleep.

This treatment is best absorbed and delivered to the lower layers of the skin when the body is at rest. { Retails $32.00 for 30 pads}

Check out Joey New York for more info and additional products.

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Author: Danielle Minnella www.danielleminnella.com

Who would have thought Aquaphor and Sugar!!??

26.10.13

Dull flaky skin that needs a quick remedy…. read on!!

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A client sits in my makeup chair for her on camera appearance and the first thing I see is dry flaky spots all over her skin.

I didn’t have a facial scrub with me so I had to think quick I couldn’t apply makeup just yet. We all know the makeup only looks as good as the skin. I always carry some aquaphor with me and I happen to see a packet of sugar lying around. So I quickly did  a mix of both sugar and aquaphor now what do I have ?? A scrub.!

I gently applied it to the areas that needed it with a q- tip  then with my finger  in a circular motion I started peeling the dead skin off.

I was amazed at how great her skin looked .. However if your gong to try this please make sure you thoroughly wash off the aquaphor and sugar before the makeup application.

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Author: Danielle Minnella www.danielleminnella.com

Products of the Week 2.8.13

13.2.13

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I have recently discovered a skincare routine that works for me and has cleared up my skin! I swear to you, everyday I wake up to see that my skin is clearer then the day before, I hear angels signing! Because I have finally found clear skin again, I have been excited to spice up my makeup routine with some fun colors. I will also tell you about a tried-and-true nail product that I cannot live without.

 

1) Kate Somerville Anti Bac Clearing Lotion. This lotion has 3% Benzoyl Peroxide as the active ingredient. I have tried Benzoyl Peroxide before and had no success, my skin was just dried out. This is not only a lotion to moisturize, but the concentration of BP seems to be perfect for my combination skin. Daily, I see a significant improvement of my skin and less acne. I apply this 2-3 times per day on clean skin. You can find it at Sephora.com for $39.

2) Origins GinZing Eye Cream. I am very skeptical of eye creams because they all promise a miracle. I love the fact that Origins is natural and not outrageously expensive, so I went in looking for an eye cream that would simply provide me with a little extra moisture. A sales lady recommended the GinZing Eye Cream because is was 1- their best seller and 2- because it would moisturize, tighten, brighten and depuff. I was sold. After about a week, I noticed that my eyes looked younger (and more so everyday)! It was not dramatic, nor was it a miracle, but you know what- I will take it! I use  this as part of my routine twice a day. You can find it at Origins.com for $30.

3) L’Oreal Colour Riche Acqua Lip in Tattoo Coral. I am all about bright orange and coral this season. I am a little backwards, considering it is winter, but when I wear all black I like to add a punch of color. I was on the hunt for a new ‘orange-ish’ color when I came upon this. The color looked perfect and I loved that I didn’t need to reapply all day because it was a stain. Let me tell you how over the moon I am with this lip color! I have been wearing it everyday to fashion week. One day I even missed my bus because I ran back into the house to grab my lip color when I realized it wasn’t in my purse! OB-sessed! It really does stay all day (well at least 5+hours) and the pigmentation is incredible. Not bad for under $10. You can find it at Target.com for $8.

4) Sally Hansen Salon Pro Gel Nail Color in White Away. I am all about gel color on my nails, but I only do it myself. I went to salons for a while, but found that they filed my nails down too much and ruined my nails. I now do them myself and it lasts for weeks with no chips and no damaged nails underneath. I usually wear dark purple or bright blue- something fun, but knowing I was working NY Fashion Week, I wanted something neutral- clean- that would stay. I ran up to my local Target and got this color, applied it that night and now, 8 days later, my nails still look great with not a single chip. Note: The color on the box is not what you get. I applied three coats of this color to eventually get something similar to Essie’s Ballet Slippers, but slightly less pink. I love it, but it is not what I saw on the box. You can find this nail gel at Target.com for $12.

 

Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for next week’s Products of the Week!

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