Wednesday, June 22, 2011
While shopping in am home improvement store
a couple of weeks ago, they had a pre-fabricated kitchen set up
with a Tuscany theme.
They had the most gorgeous hand-painted Tuscan tiles
for the back splash and I was inspired to re-create the look!
PRO Nail Systems Base Coat
Wet n Wild - Wild Shine in - French White Creme
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in - Strike A Pose
Brucci Polish in - Victoria's Blue Eyes
Brucci Polish in - Elizabeth's A Natural
Color Club's Art Club Striper in - You're Golden
Kiss Nail Art in - Soft Green
Kiss Nail Art in - Soft Blue
Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Top Coat
To see the full tutorial on this look,
please visit my YouTube page at:
Monday, June 20, 2011
For countless years,
when it came to a daily moisturizer,
I had always used Oil Of Olay.
In my younger days, my skin loved it,
and I never had any issues with it.
I'd normally always have acne prone oily skin.
But as you get older, your skin begins to change,
That is exactly what started happening to me.
The breakouts weren't an issues, unless stressed
or if it were "that time of the month" and my skin stopped being excessively oily except in the T-zone.
The Oil Of Olay wasn't giving me enough moisture
to the portion of my face that now seemed dry, and it wasn't oil-free
so I was having alot of issues with my T-zone
I also was starting to notice some breakouts
& also feeling a slight residue on my face,
which during the course of the day, was making my makeup slide.
So I went on, what seemed an endless search for something new
that would work for my skin.
I'd found a few decent products, but none I could call
as my Holy Grail.
About 6 months ago, I placed an order with Ulta,
and in with the order were some random samples.
One of the samples was
Derma C 24 Anti-Oxidant Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer,
I got about 3 uses out of that little sample and I was hooked!
My Ulta wasn't carrying it (of course)
So I purchased a full size jar from their online site.
And then found out the is an entire line of products,
readily available at Rite-Aid!
This anti-oxidant formula contains:
Hyaluronic Acid, which hydrating
Moisturizing Aloe Vera
Skin-brightening Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
( a form of vitamin C)
Collagen-enhancing Vitamin A
Nourishing Vitamin E and Soybean & Oat Extracts
Anti-Oxidizing Grape Seed Extract
Palmitoyl Oligopeptide & Tetrapeptide for firming
My skin adores Derma C 24 moisturizer.
It sinks right into the skin, giving me the hydration I need,
without the residue and NO breakouts!
I've only got 2 gripes about this product.
It only comes in jar form, so you may have a tendency to use
more than you need, and if you are a germ-a-phob,
there is no way you are going to want to dig into the jar everyday.
My suggestion, place it into a pump bottle,
and both issues will be solved.
The 2nd issue with this moisturizer,
is that is has no SPF in it.
BOOO, that stinks. I always use
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch sunblock,
and I mix a drop of the 2 together when I know
I'm going to be out and about in the sun.
Derma C 24 has become my Holy Grail.
I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a light,
yet hydrating oil-free moisturizer.
This retails in most Rite-Aid stores for $16.99 for a 2oz. jar.