Skincare Tips Every Women Needs To Know!!

Hello Beauties:

I am back from a much-needed break and I wanted you all to know that I will be posting every other day while I am back to work so please continue to look in on my blog and thanks for all of your support.

Ok so today is for my mid-life ladies. The ones that are in their 30’s or early 40’s. You know that age where you begin to care more about your skin and you are always searching for ways to avoid the wrinkles and other common things that are dead giveaways of aging!! This article is to help you put your best face forward and start now rather than later on going the extra mile to care for your skin.

With the hustle and bustle of everyday living, the climate changes, and quick fix fast food eating as a way of mostly everyone’s life, we really need to have a solid skin care plan in place.  No need to freak out, you can now take your pick from the large array of stronger products available to help add that glow back and start preventing and treating signs of aging. So here are a few things you need to amp-up your skin care routine.

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During your 30s, your skins natural exfoliation cycle will slow-down to like maybe every 35 days, this simply means that you will need to up your exfoliation game in both the products you use and the frequency at which you use them. This process needs to be on a regular consistent basis because in doing so you will reduce the appearance of fine lines and in turn will slow down the likelihood of them deepening. A product with glycolic acid is the perfect option as it is one of the best exfoliators around due to its ability to penetrate more deeply than other acids. Look out for a scrub or peel and use one to two times a week. A good product recommendation is Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub

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Brighten up 

Those dirty 30s is the time when you’ll start to notice uneven skin tone and an increased need for concealers. Whether it is due to mother nature or sun worshipping, start adding a skin brightener into your daily skin care routine to prevent and treat the blemishes that have already surfaced. Look for products rich in both vitamins C and E or soy as they help suppress melanin production in the skin.

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Hydrate

Sometime switching up your routine is a good thing for the skin. It avoids our skin getting use to the same ole same ole which in essence turns into the product being less effective. Begin with tweaking your nighttime moisturizer, and add a night cream with retinol at least once or twice a week to help build collagen and protect against wrinkles. But don’t use this as a license to go overboard on heavy creams because your skin will most likely not need that much moisturizer just yet. We’re loving Amboni Organics Morning Face + Neck Cream as a daytime option as its organic, light in consistency, hydrating and antioxidant rich to help with texture, smoothness and cellular regeneration.

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Protect 

If you haven’t been using your SPF shame on you!! The face and hands are probably the most sensitive to sun damage and these areas can give even the freshest face away. You’ll also want to add a vitamin C/antioxidant serum to your daytime routine as it can help boost your sunscreen. Protecting your skin against the sun and free radicals will lessen the likelihood of a breakdown of collagen and give you a fresh luminescent glow.

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Don’t forget those eyes

Upgrade your moisturising eye cream to one with retinol. Using one at night will help build collagen in this area where skin tends to be thinnest.

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Now you have your arsenal to go and save your face!!

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A New Beauty Store That Carries Your Most Popular Instagram Makeup Finds

Hello Beauties:

Richard Parrott, the beauty-industry veteran and president of accessories superstore Ricky’s NYC, is a 42-year-old dad who happens to be really, really good at Instagram stalking. On August 15, he opened in Soho, selling the beauty products from about 20 different brands that he discovered through the Instagram app.

How did the concept come about?
The store is a result of searching for products through Instagram instead of using the ever so popular Google or Yahoo.

When you search “hot makeup” or “best makeup brush” on a search engine, you’re going to be shown what the algorithm is programmed to show you, whether someone paid for it or it has the most unique content. I started finding out who’s talking about what by searching through social media. It’s a bit more believable because it’s real people talking about real products that actually work. That’s the beauty of the information age: Everything is at your fingertips. If you don’t know what’s hot, you’re not paying attention. Stated Parrott to NYMAG.

How does he get his list of hot products?
We all really do it everyday when we get on Instagram and fall in the rabbits hole of new makeup gurus to follow but we just never thought to capitalize on it. Say you are following NYX Cosmetics, and they post a picture of a girl wearing incredible lipstick. If the caption says, “Thanks to so-and-so …,” he will click on that person. Then he starts looking through their posts and finds a picture of a lipstick that’s even better than the one they posted of NYX. He clicks on that one and sees who liked it and just keeps going. You click through ten different people and 20 different comments until you’re like, What is this brand? I’ve never even heard of them! That’s when his company reaches out.

How can we find him and the link to his store?
Follow him  @RPNYC  on Instagram.

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Here Is Your Preview Of MAC’s New Fall Release: Vamplify And A Bonus View Of Too Faced New Palette

Good Evening and to some Good Morning my Beauties:

I hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday. It’s so hard to keep up with all of the makeup launches, restocks, and new product releases that I feel like I need a calendar just for all of the great treats we can partake in almost monthly. Today I purchased the newly released Too Faced Stardust Palette which was a collaboration with Instagram sensation Vegas_Nay (Naomi Giannopoulos).

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image credit: Too Faced
image credit: Too Faced

Everything in this picture is what will come with your purchase of the palette. It retails for $45 but you can signup and share with friends on social media and they will quickly send you a code for 20% off and get all of this for $36!!

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Anyways I got a little side tracked so back to what this post is suppose to be about. MAC’s Vamplify Collection to be released September 3rd in all MAC locations! I think this will be a must have for any makeup enthusiast because the colors are rich, vibrant, pigmented and packed with a serious shine and LONG WEAR which is what every women is looking for in a good lipstick. The collection will include 17 Lipglosses and 12 Prolong wear lip liners:

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image credit: BeatrizC  Sr. Artist from MAC
image credit: BeatrizC
Sr. Artist from MAC

If you’d like to see swatches of every one of these glosses click the link and head on over to blogger glamifysg page click here

Here are a few of the glosses up close:

She-Rebel- dark blue-purple

MAC_Vamplify_Vamplify_SheRebel_72dpiAnything But Demure mauvy nude

MAC_Vamplify_Vamplify_AnythingButDemure_72dpiA For Attitude hot pink

MAC_Vamplify_Vamplify_AForAttitude_72dpiEverybody’s Talking intense coral

MAC_Vamplify_Vamplify_EverybodysTalking_72dpiWhat colors are you eyeballing?

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5 Easy Steps To Longer Lasting Lipstick Wear

Hello Beauties,

Does your lipstick look fabulous when you first apply it but within a few hours and maybe a cup of coffee your lips look like you never spent those 5 or 10 minutes perfectly applying your lipstick? You are not alone but I think I may have found some tips to help you out. Try these tips the next time you are painting your pout:

For advice, Nymag turned to Ella Ceron, the Cut’s social-media editor, who has made lipstick so much a part of her game that her baristas take daily bets as to which color she will wear. Here is her five-step lipstick insurance policy:  She also only chooses lipsticks that she knows to be “Stage-Five Clingers.”

Step 1: lip primer — it gives the lipstick something to adhere to, aside from your lips. Ceron uses Buxom True Nude Lip Foundation. Celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg, whose clients include Rashida Jones, also likes Bite Beauty Line and Define Lip Primer.

Step 2: Choose a lip liner in the same color family as your lipstick. Be sure to line not just the edges of your lips but your whole lip. This is yet another layer of pigment for the lipstick to adhere to. Try something like M.A.C Pro Longwear Lip Pencil

Step 3: Apply your first layer of lipstick and don’t forget to blot off the excess.

Step 4: Now for the trick, which is also endorsed by M.A.C cosmetics director of makeup artistry Romero Jennings: Blot twice. Take a piece of tissue and gently place it over your lips, then use a brush and lightly dust your lips over the tissue with a translucent powder (Laura Mercier makes a good one). The powder will help set your lipstick, and the tissue will keep it from getting all over your lips. Make sure that you’re pressing the color into the lips through the tissue.

Step 5: Apply your second layer of lipstick. To make sure you have a real clinger on your hands, consider the formula. The order of longevity, i matte, cream, liquid, and then gloss. Ceron’s favorite Stage-Five Clinger lipsticks include NARS Audacious, Tom Ford Lip Color (the darker tones, not the glittery ones), and M.A.C matte

If you don’t want to do the full five-step routine, you can always do the first or second steps as prep before applying color, or the fourth or fifth steps only. Also you can apply the lipstick over a liquid stain in the same color family, so that the color fades to a pretty stain as the day goes on.  You can dab a bit of gloss or balm over the lipstick if you want with your fingers, but don’t use a lip balm or else it will smear.

And if you really want to keep the process short, try one of these truly long-wearing lipsticks:

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge — a waterproof pick created for the Parisian Aquatic Ballet.

Lip Ink

Anastasia Beverly Hill Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

What is your favorite longlasting lipstick?

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Check Out The Huge Announcement From The Girl With The Famous Pout

Hello Beauties:

So a few days ago 18 year old Kylie Jenner posted a pic on her Instagram tauting a nice brown lippie and the reference ” Brown lips #KylieLipKit stay tuned.” The rumor-mill went rampant trying to find out exactly what she meant by the comment.

11856692_1454530944855376_965791120_nWell today the cat is out of the bag…sort of!! I do know this: The Kylie Lip Kit is coming! The lips that have been the subject of both admiration and scrutiny for the famous plump pout and sparked the way-over-the-top Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge is finally getting in the lip game with this exciting announcement.

No release date has been given other than this fall and no word on exactly what the lip line will entail, but one can only imagine that it will be worth the wait so stay tuned for any updates.

Here are some of Kylie’s best lip service: 

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Kylie Jenner attends DuJour Magazine Celebrates Kendall & Kylie Jenner at Lavo on August 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J Carter Rinaldi/FilmMagic)

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Kylie Jenner attends DuJour Magazine Celebrates Kendall & Kylie Jenner at Lavo on August 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J Carter Rinaldi/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Kylie Jenner attends DuJour Magazine Celebrates Kendall & Kylie Jenner at Lavo on August 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J Carter Rinaldi/FilmMagic)

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What shades do you think her lip kit will include?

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4 Simple And Easy Ways To Improve Your Current Skincare Routine

Hello My Beauties:

Today I found an article on Mama Mia’s website about easy ways to overhaul your skincare routine. With everyone wanting to fight aging and the wrinkles that come with, it is very important to find a skincare routine that works!! I personally use my Neutrogena Microderm Brush at least two times a week. It works sort of like the Spin brush everyone is talking about. But here are some other ways that Nicky Champ suggests we step up our skincare game:

Whether you’ve never had a solid beauty routine and want to start, or you think it might just be time you did something about those pesky fine lines and wrinkles, it’s hard to know where to begin. The good news is it’s actually pretty easy to learn how to take good care of your skin.

1. Make antioxidants your new friend.

Antioxidants are more than just the stuff you find in fruits and vegetables. They’re the secret weapon that help ward off the skin-aging free radicals you’re exposed to every day.

So make sure you’re getting as much as possible by upping your antioxidant intake in both food and skin products.

beauty routine for 20sThe powerful Super Anti-Oxidant Complex in cucumber-fresh Day Wear moisturizer helps reduce the first signs of aging like fine lines, and also addresses dullness, dryness, and dehydration issues.

And when applying an antioxidant rich moisturizer, don’t just stop at your jawline – take it down to your neck and décolletage.

2. Start using an SPF – ASAP.

You’ve heard it before, but I’m going to say it again. Sunscreen is the NUMBER ONE ANTI-AGING PRODUCT YOU CAN PUT ON YOUR FACE.  Apply it every day, reapply it often and you’ll have people mistaking you for 27 when you’re 35.

Multi-tasking Day Wear is not just full of antioxidants, it packs SPF15 too, so you’re covered for the day.

3. Amp up your night game.

As late nights, work stress and family life take their toll, beauty sleep is key.

But it’s not just about the hours you get on the pillow – night is when your body turns back the clock on the day’s free radical damage. A solid night time skin care regimen will help you wake up looking fresh and rested come morning.

Stock up on the best night cream you can afford. Night Wear Detox Creme helps deeply hydrate and detox the skin from your daily grind — whether it’s office or the sandpit.

And if you’ve been avoiding serums because the idea of them confuses you, don’t be intimidated. With potent ingredients for targeted skin concerns, bedtime can be the best time to apply them. Look for one formulated especially for night like Advanced Night Repair.

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“Stock up on the best night cream you can afford. Estée Lauder’s NightWear Detox Creme helps deeply hydrate and detox the skin from your daily grind—whether it’s office or the sandpit.”

4. Start using face masks again.

The best time to do a mask is before bed. Apply your mask after cleansing, and continue the product down the décolletage. Follow with your serum then night cream.

If you are in need of an extra boost of detoxification, a clay mask like Estée Lauder’s 3-minute NightWear Detox Mask is ideal to gently eliminate toxins and impurities.

beauty routine for 20sSimple, right? Of course it is. So just start introducing these four things into your skin care regime and prepare for the compliments to start rolling on in.

How do you take care of your skin?

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Time Sensitive Makeup Release You Don’t Want To Miss!!

Hello Beauties:

So I am a new fan of OCC (obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) ever since I purchased some of their lippies when they were on sale at Sephora. Actually they were almost free since Sephora is not going to carry the line anymore.  I think the formula is smooth, pigmented, and it has a full coverage feel on the lips. Well my heart is racing and my pulse is pumping over their release of the NEW and improved liptar available on their website  in less than 2 hours!!

They are calling it Lip Tar/ RTW housed in a cylindrical tube that features a user-friendly doe foot applicator, the same innovative formula and dynamic color of Lip Tar is now combined with an all new, easy-to-use applicator that promises to make this a must-have liquid lipstick that beauty lovers everywhere will keep reaching for! Lip Tar is now ready to wear.

25 fabulous new shades for you to choose from. They all retail for $15

  • Anita
  • Sebastian
  • John Doe
  • Hollywood
  • Interlace
  • Anime
  • Strumpet
  • Lydia
  • Narcissus
  • Digitalis
  • Femme
  • Grandma
  • Queen
  • Memento
  • Hush
  • Black Dahlia
  • Black Metal Dahlia
  • Stalker
  • NSFW
  • Vintage
  • Pagan
  • Technopagan
  • Rx
  • Belladonna
  • Hoochie

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Don’t try to access the site now because they have it on lock just for the anticipation of their new release. The site will be live and ready to purchase these new lippies at 12am Est.

That is 12am August 14th!!

Which colors are on your wish list?

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