Mabel + Meg

Mabel + Meg Lumilixir Vitamin C Serum + Hyaluronic Acid

Mabel + Meg

Mabel + Meg
Mabel and Meg Lumilixir serum, possibly the ultimate hydration tool for your skin, comes packed with Vitamin C at an effective 20% concentration and Hyaluronic Acid to put an end to a dull and dehydrated skin.

Following the brand’s directions, Karen applies 2 to 4 drops of Mabel and Meg Lumilixir over a cleansed and toned face and lets it absorb before applying any other creams or moisturizers. With a paraben free, fragrance-free and oil free formula, this serum is perfect to add to a morning and night skincare routine.

Thanks to its lightweight formula, it can also be used as a primer to your foundation, for a soft, dewy finish. Lumilixir comes with a dropper applicator to make your life even easier. Don’t be surprised to find your skin looking more plump and radiant after a few days.

Indeed, Karen’s skin looks soft, supple, and hydrated. Her makeup glides on effortlessly, with what we like to call a healthy glow. The keywords here are brighter and refreshed.

Karen noticed sun spots and slight pigmentation fading after use plus it helps with acne scarring, dull complexion, and UV protection. This lightweight product absorbs quickly and is great on Karen’s mature skin. Talk about an improved texture!

Her skin is firmer, with the serum leaving a clearer complexion and diminishing her fine lines and wrinkles. People keep complimenting her great skin; we’re sure you can expect the same feeling!

 

Editor:  Maria Ines Raposo

Urban Decay

Urban Decay Quick Fix

Urban Decay
Some mornings we need a little extra energy just to get out the bed. Our skin is no different. Today we tackle Urban Decay’s Quick Fix, a priming spray born to reduce traces of a late night out in our skin.

This product is lightweight and comes in a portable spray that we shake and apply to clean skin before moisturizer. Yes, it preps the skin for makeup application. But we also use it throughout the day to refresh our skin and at night before bed.

By providing an extra dose of moisture, this product is great for dry skin. Surprisingly it did not harm Lauren’s oily skin, making it suitable for most skin types. The result is a radiant skin, with an improved tone and texture. It hydrates, it fills in pores and smooths fine lines.

We can’t get over the sensation that makes us feel awake even in the hardest mornings. It doesn’t hurt that this product has a lovely coconut scent: one spray will make you think on vacation by the sea.

Use it for a midday boost when your skin is dehydrated after a long night of partying or dried out from seasonal changes. We find it especially effective during the winter months.

Created in an exclusive partnership between Urban Decay and Skindinavia, it comes with a formula loaded with nourishing ingredients like vitamin B3, Sepitonic M3, and coconut water. No more walk of shames for your skin after a big night, simply spray it as you go!

 

 

Editor:  Maria Ines Raposo

Sunday Riley

Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream By Sunday Riley

Sunday Riley

Sunday Riley

The claim is bold: this cream offers hydration by up to 68 percent in as little as 15 minutes for up to 24 hours of continuous moisture. Time to put Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream By Sunday Riley to the test.

Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, a little of this product goes a long way. It brightens, exfoliates, and hydrates, being the perfect aid to fight dark spots, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.

We both use it in the morning as our moisturizer and find it plumps and replenishes our skin. Our foundation has never felt smoother since we’ve been using this product. This made our makeup look even better: our skin is very radiant and perfectly prepped for makeup.

The cream absorbs well, is light on the skin, and super lightweight due to its gel-like consistency and incredibly moisturizing. Our face feels completely refreshed and plumped after every application filling in those fine lines and wrinkles.

It reduced the appearance of our pores and diminished the red spots that Lauren gets around the nose and cheek area. It provides such an intense dose of moisture but with no oily or heavy feeling. The skin has a smooth finish; Lauren’s oily T-zone is not affected at all.

Lauren also uses this product before bed to keep her combo skin moisturized, healthier and brighter. No doubt this is a must try if you are looking for an anti-aging cream to add to your skincare routine.

Bronzer

The Neo Bronzer in Siena-Kevyn Aucoin

bronzer

The Neo Bronzer in Capri-Kevyn Aucoin

Today we bring you a product signed for by of one of the most influential makeup artists of our time: Kevyn Aucoin, pioneer of the “art of contouring”. The Neo Bronzer is an innovative, three-in-one face palette that covers most of your needs, enhancing our skin’s glow with vibrant, luminous color.

The first aspect to point is that you can get your bronzer, blush, and highlight all in one compact case with this travel-friendly product. The packaging is just gorgeous with the colors arranged in a beautiful gradient. A single glance was enough to catch our attention.

Karen has it in shade Siena, which is a warm coral, while Lauren has shade Capri, which is a cool pink. We loved the luminous glow the product gives our skin and were glad to find shades that complement each of our skin tones.

Since this product is very pigmented, we used a light hand when applying. When using all three shades, our technique was to drag our soft tapered powder brush across the product and apply. To use the pressed powders separately, just tap each panel.

Thanks to its three-in-one color we get the illusion of naturally tanned skin in one swipe. The formula features light-diffusing pigments which enhance and perfect the skin for fresh, natural looking complexion.

Overall this is a great product for summer to give us that all over glow, sun-kissed look that screams walks on the beach, sunset parties, and warm nights. We can thank Kevyn Aucoin for a picture-perfect skin in this Summer’s photo albums.

 

 

Editor:  Maria Ines Raposo

 

awards box

awards box

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer

A full coverage, anti-aging, and waterproof concealer infused with subtle radiance.  Works well on fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tones, and dark circles.

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Grande Cosmetics GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum

No need to resort to lash extensions and falsies when you use this serum, which leaves lashes looking longer, thicker and better than before.

awards box

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel

A daily anti-aging extra strength peel in presoaked pads to resurrect radiance and combat the three most common signs of aging.

Moroccanoil

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo 

This dry shampoo contains ultra-fine, oil absorbing rice starch that removes buildup and odor, leaving hair instantly clean and refreshed.  Its UV-protecting, argan oil-infused formula breaks down instantly, leaving no dull residue and maintaining the natural richness of dark, brunette tones.  It is also available in light tones. 

Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray

When lifeless hair craves style and volume, reach for this argan oil-infused spray that instantly gives strands that lived-in look we love.

Moroccanoil Protect

Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection creates a thermal protective shield that lets hair withstand extreme heat up to 430 degrees Fahrenheit, and provides soft hold and a glossy finish to extend the life of every style.  This vitamin infused heat protectant also nourishes while preventing breakage and split ends. 

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If you’re beauty enthusiasts like your 2 orchids, then you’ve heard of New Beauty, the pioneering beauty magazine. Now that award season is here, it’s time to peek into The Awards Box From New Beauty Magazine.

First, an honor statement: we love awards season! We always strive to keep our readers up to speed with the best of best in beauty, so it’s no surprise that we had four of the five items featured in the last special-edition awards box.

Featured items included Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination, Dr. Dennis Gross extra strength daily peel, and Grande Lash-MD. These selections are so exciting because we always hope to find that new breakthrough product that we have never heard of, and that will soon become a favorite.

Each New Beauty Magazine box includes full and deluxe-size samples of the very best in beauty for only $50 (visit new beauty.com/awardsbox). Since this awards box sold out in less than 48 hours last year, we thought we might mention that you’ll have another chance to grab one this summer before they’re gone.

For many months editors from New Beauty Magazine go through tons of serums, hairsprays, makeup and more. After considering each item, they then go through a selection process. The best products are then taken home with the editors, where the testing continues. While some make the cut, others are eliminated. Only the survivors make it to the beauty box.

In the past, we have subscribed to boxes such as Birchbox, Ipsy, and more recently Karen gets boxes from The Zoe Report Box of Style, and now Nordstrom. Besides being like Christmas once a month, you get handpicked items delivered right to your doorstep. The best part is we got to share these products with you over the years.

Luckily for us, beauty junkies, fingers are crossed so that we stumble upon a new discovery from the experts at New Beauty Magazine. You know, the ones that make you feel confident, and like a million bucks. Day after day after day!

 

 

Editor:  Maria Ines Raposo
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