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Why I’m Loving DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub

DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub

I have a brand new face scrub to love! Last week I received the DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub. I have used it twice so far and let me tell you – this stuff is awesome and has earned a permanent spot in my shower. It kind of makes my week when I try a new product and I end up loving it. Check out some details:

DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub Closeup

DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub

This fine-textured crystal blend buffs away dullness and smooths the look of fine lines, wrinkles, roughness and acne scars for a healthier, more youthful radiance. This salon-perfect formula uses an exclusive crystal blend including Dead Sea Salt to help buff away dull surface cells, help to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, and absorb excess skin oils. Enriched with natural astringents Lime and Lemon Peel plus antioxidants Grape seed and Vitamin E, this pro-grade treatment re-textures skin, leaving it soft, smooth and younger-looking. May also be used on your hands, elbows, knees, heels or any part of the body to promote soft, smooth and healthy skin. Ideal if you’re looking for immediate results from a salon-perfect treatment in the privacy of your own home. Please note: The crystal blend used in this product is a large molecular structure and is therefore not bio-available to the body, so there is no possibility of absorption through the skin.

DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub Review

Why I Like It:

This scrub is one of those products that makes me think I can feel it working as I use it. I’m imagining all those impurities and dead skin coming off my face as I use it. And after using I think my face looks better and it definitely feels better too – very soft and smooth. As a bonus, I love its light citrus scent!

Buy It:

You can buy DERMA E Microdermabrasion Scrub directly from the DERMA E web site HERE.

Gal Gadot Teams Up with Reebok

Gal Gadot Reebok Partnership

Gail Gadot is teaming up with Reebok to bring a game-changing new line of activewear. Over the last year, we have seen actress Gal Gadot emerge as a worldwide symbol of confidence, defiant courage and strength. Reebok is on a similar quest to help women discover their inner strength, which makes them perfectly suited for a partnership.

Reebok and Gadot have collaborated to inspire women and future generations to embrace fitness as a way to become the best version of themselves—physically, mentally and socially.

Reebok and Gal Gadot

Gal says, “I was lucky enough to grow up with a mother who was a gym teacher, so the importance of having someone push me out of my comfort zone and being active – and the benefits of it –were ingrained in me as a young girl. I have found fitness to be a key to unlock self-esteem.”

Check out these Gal Gadot Reebok items:

Perforated Speedwick Tank
Hero Strong Bra
Lux Tight
Reebok Speed Her TR
Mesh Bomber Jacket
Enhanced Lead & Go Graphic Bag

DIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask Recipe

Disclosure AffiliateDIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask Recipe - Beauty from the Inside Out!

As the weather starts to turn colder, many of us face the problem of dry skin. But did you know it’s also a result of imbalances in your diet? Thanks to Kimberly Snyder, C.N. and her newest book, Radical Beauty (which she co-authored with Deepak Chopra!), we have some helpful advice to help keep your skin moisturized and glowing all season long – from the inside and out!

Radical Beauty: How to Transform Yourself from the Inside OutRadical Beauty: How to Transform Yourself from the Inside Out

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  • When it comes to your diet, make sure you aren’t totally avoiding fats! Include easily digested beauty fats such a avocados, coconut oil and chia seeds in your diet. Avocados are a rich source of nourishing beauty fats, vitamins and lecithin to nourish dry skin!
  • Hydration is a MUST! Drink plenty of room temperature water to keep your body hydrated. Another option is eating lots of sweet, juicy fruits which help hydrate your skin from the inside. Externally, you should avoid very hot showers and limit the time you spend in hot baths as this can dry out your skin as well.
  • For your skincare routine, add an extra boost of moisture.  Try incorporating a face mask on a regular basis like the Radical Beauty Skin Texture Smoothing Mask (recipe and instructions below) to see your skin become smoother with diminished age spots! It contains coconut yogurt which is a great source of amino acids and probiotics, carrot is high in skin-brightening beta-carotene and antioxidants, lecithin to nourish dry skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth and avocados.

Coconut Dream Plain YogurtCoconut Dream Plain YogurtY.S. Eco Bee Farms Raw HoneyY.S. Eco Bee Farms Raw HoneyHamilton Beach 10-Cup Food ProcessorHamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor

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DIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask

Ingredients:
½ cup coconut yogurt (now commonly found at local health markets)
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
3 tablespoons, raw organic honey
1 organic carrot

Directions:
In a food processor or blender, combine the ingredients and process until you reach a smooth consistency. Spread over your face and neck and relax for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing.

DIY Skin Texture Smoothing Mask Recipe - Beauty from the Inside Out!

Best Easter Fashions from Dressy to Casual

Best Easter Fashions from Dressy to Casual

With spring comes Easter and Kiyonna.com has amazing options no matter how you celebrate. Ranging in women’s sizes from 10-32, Kiyonna specializes in plus size styles that are proudly made in the USA. No matter your shape or size, you will definitely find something fabulous.

For church, the modest Livi Lace Dress for $138.00 is perfect. Designed with delicate lace allover and a feminine flounce hem on the skirt and sleeves, you’ll love the look and comfortable silhouette. If you’re looking for a fun and bright color this Easter, try the Glittering Affair Wrap Dress. This fully functional wrap dress allows for a custom fit and comes in a beautiful metallic royal blue floral lace for $128.00.

Delicate Lace

Delightful Wrap

The Ciara Cinch Dress in the NEW Indigo Rain Print is also a great option with a timeless design and fun print. This classic dress is sold for $98.00 and can be worn way beyond Easter Sunday. From work days to date nights, you’ll always be covered.

Everyday Style

If you’re not one for a dress, but would like to keep it classy, then the best-selling Linden Lace Top for $79.00 is for you. Made with a scalloped neckline and hem, this peplum style will flatter your curves in all the right places. Another great choice would be the Lauren Lace Top, also for $79.00. Featuring romantic lace and statement sleeves, this will be your new favorite blouse.

Special Occasion Top

Spring Ready

Of course, not all Easter festivities involve dressing up. Stay stylish and comfy in the Hope Cinch Top for $56.00. This flattering faux wrap design, cinches at the waist and comes in a perfect-for-spring plum.

Faux Wrap Design

Trust me, there are way more options on their site, so be sure to browse their entire collection of dresses and separates. I don’t doubt you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for this holiday.

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Happy Easter!

Cardigans: From Business Casual to Weekend Wardrobe

Now that we’re in mid-October we are in all out AUTUMN MODE! That means sweater weather and there is no type of sweater more versatile than the always-loved cardigan!

Cardigans come in all shapes and sizes, but it’s hard to beat a long-length, lightweight cardigan. It’s perfect for layering and can go from business casual for work to all-out sweater and jeans casual for weekend fun.

Today you can score an AMAZING deal on the Annabelle cardigan. This cardigan started as Cents of Style’s best-selling cardigan from last year, and with shopper feedback, they made it even better! It’s lightweight, making it easy to layer, and it has an open front feature, which makes it one of the most versatile cardigans you can own.

There are plenty of colors to choose from with sizes that range from S to 3X, and with this price, you may want to pick up a second for your collection (or a third, or fourth…).

Style Tips:
*Layer your cardigan with a tunic and leggings. Add a skinny belt to dress up your look a little bit.
*Take your cardigan out for the night! Pair it with your little black dress, heels, and bold jewelry.
*Jeans and a tee kind of day? No problem! Throw on Annabelle to make your ensemble a little more polished.
*Annabelle is perfect for the office. Pair it with a pencil skirt and your favorite blouse for a chic business look.
Please let me know if you have any questions at all! Thank you so much!

Use couple code OCTOBERCARDIGAN to make the price of each Annabelle cardigan only $17.95, with FREE SHIPPING. The code is valid Monday, 10/16 only!

BIG Shopbop Sale – You Can’t Miss This One!!


You know how much we love our Shopbop sales around here! Well, now it’s time to celebrate the end of the holiday shopping with a sale you will not want to miss! You just dream the item looking for to spruce up your closet and they have got it and so much more! Plus right now they are having a BIG 3-day sale where you can get up to 75% off by taking an ADDITIONAL 25% OFF all sale items when you use code JOY25 at checkout. This includes thousands of new markdowns!

 

  • Need to plan ahead for Valentine’s Day? They got it!
  • For him or her gifts, yes they do!
  • Gifts under $50 of course!

This sale starts today (Tuesday, December 26) and runs through Thursday, December 28 at 11:59 pm PT. Please note that some brands are excluded. Head to Shopbop and use the code JOY25 to save big!

 

It’s Soft Surroundings’ Fragrance of the Year! + Save 10% with Coupon Code

Soft Surroundings Fragrance Discount Code

The vote is in and the winner of Soft Surroundings’ Fragrance of the year has been announced! The winner is No. 1 Violet & White Leather and, to celebrate, right now you can take 10% Off ALL Full-Size Fragrances with coupon code: FRAG10 at checkout.

Soft Surroundings’ Numbers series is a collection of effortless, indigenous scents sourced from the four corners of the world. No. 1 springs from the African savannah, where the fragrance of wildflowers and grasses fills the air and the senses. No. 1 takes the wearer back to a simpler time, the sweet life, a place of origin.

No. 1 is a beautiful fragrance! Essences of freesia and violet mingle with white leather and light woods to lend a fresh green sweetness to this scent like the breeze on the African savannah. Conjuring notes of fresh fields with hints of wildflowers, this scent opens with elements of ripe nectarine and heavenly pink freesia. It gently unfolds into echoes of delicate violets and wisps of mimosa to finish with sweet groundings of white leather and blonde woods.

The coupon code for 10% Off ALL Full-Size Fragrances is valid Nov 4 thru Nov 15, 2017. Enter discount code: FRAG10 at checkout.

Custom 3-piece Korean Skin Care Set Only $30!

It’s time to personalize a 3-step Korean skincare set to suit your own needs when you take your pick of a full-size cleanser, a Konjac sponge, and a hydrator – all for only $30!

This set from Julep follows the secret to Korean women’s soft, beautiful skin in three steps: Cleansing with select oils, gentle exfoliation twice daily, and hydrating with skin-loving ingredients.

Each of the three steps has several products to choose from, so you can create a set that is uniquely your own. And at only $30 for the whole set, the price just can’t be beat! Offer expires 9/14/17 at 11:59 PM PT or while supplies last.

Build your own 3-piece Korean Skin Care Set for $30

It’s Time for New Target Beauty Boxes!

Just in time for fall, Target Beauty Boxes are back!! They offer an excellent way to try out some of the top trends in beauty for only $7 for the whole box! Each box contains at least six products and has a value of over $35! You can choose from two different boxes: Your New Basics and/or Total Hydration. Because these are a special offer at such a low price, you are limited to only one of each box per person.

Take a look at what’s inside each box:

Target Beauty Box™ – September – Your New Basics

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Jar-7ml
Packed with a specially designed Antioxidant complex of Vitamins C, E, and super-fruits Goji berry, & Pomegranate , these water-light formulas are clinically proven to actively repair and protect skin’s moisture barrier improving skin’s healthy and youthful look over time.

AcureUltra Hydrating Shampoo- 1.3 oz
ACURE’s Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Shampoo provides lasting moisture to even the most dry and damaged hair leaving it soft, smooth and manageable. Sulfate-free and safe for color treated hair, organic Argan Oil and Sea Buckthorn Oil hydrate and smooth, Argan Stem Cells & Pumpkin Seed Oil boost healthy hair growth, CoQ10 supports healthy keratin production. Lock in moisture, repair damage, and strengthen hair follicles with ACURE’s nutrient-rich shampoo!

Acure Ultra-Hydrating Conditioner- 1.3 oz
ACURE’s Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Conditioner provides lasting moisture to even the most dry and damaged hair leaving it soft, smooth and manageable. Safe for color treated hair, organic Argan Oil and Sea Buckthorn Oil hydrate and smooth, Argan Stem Cells & Pumpkin Seed Oil boost healthy hair growth and CoQ10 supports healthy keratin production. Lock in moisture, repair damage, and strengthen hair follicles with ACURE’s nutrient-rich conditioner!

Total Tease Mascara – Very Black Washable
Unlike traditional volumizing Mascaras that can leave a clumpy mess, Total Tease Mascara is defined to catch, comb, and tease for perfectly refined, long full lashes. Lash Teasing comb provides precision separation for a clutter-free lash look with 5X/500% volume.

Simple Micellar Water- 1.9oz
Simple Micellar Cleansing Water thoroughly cleanses and instantly hydrates skin and unclogs pores with a formula that’s gentle enough for sensitive skin. Made with triple purified water and skin-loving ingredients, this cleanser uses tiny molecular balls known as micelles to entrap and dissolve dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities–all without the need for harsh, irritating chemicals. It also instantly boosts skin hydration by 90%, leaving your skin feeling soft, fresh, and revitalized.

up&up Premium Cotton Rounds
up&up premium cotton rounds are made with 100% pure cotton. The dual sided design creates a strong, soft and lint free cotton round for all your skin care needs. Gentle enough for all skin types.

Sensodyne ProNamel Strong & Bright- 2.0 oz
• Strong Enamel Whiter Teeth
• Clinically Proven Enamel Strengthening
• Advanced Brightening Stystem”

NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion -13.5oz
Contains nourishing almond oil, moisturizes wet skin in seconds, and leaves no sticky feel.

Target Beauty Box™ – September – Total Hydration

Curls Unleashed Curl Defining Crème- 1.75 oz 
Perfect for weekends away, and popping into your handbag for those curl emergencies – this rich moisturizing crème, perfectly blended with Shea Butter & Honey helps to moisturize, elongate and add curl definition leaving you with soft, shiny, bouncy curls.

Curls – Blueberry Leave In Conditioner 2 OZ
Repair, restore, and condition your overworked curls with this uber softening leave in conditioner. Formulated certified organic blueberry extract, coconut oil, grapeseed oil and mango butter. Clinically proven to repair damaged hair, encourage hair growth, and prevent breakage.

Argan Oil Dual Packette : SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Shampoo (15 mL)
SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Blow Out Crème (15 mL) 
• Made with natural and certified organic ingredients.
• Argan Oil (Liquid Gold) helps tame frizz. Improves manageability and adds healthy shine.
• Almond Milk is rich in protein and hydrating vitamins A and E. Smoothes frizz prone hair for lasting sleekness.
• Marshmallow Root Extract detangles hair and creates a weightless anti-humidity coating.

Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion Deluxe Trial Size- 1.7oz
Made with pure Cocoa Butter, enriched with Vitamin E, in a soothing emollient base it heals and softens rough, dry skin, smoothes marks and tones skin. An excellent daily all-over-the-body moisturizer. Ideal for dry to eczema prone skin. Convenient travel/trial size.

Animalz Sheet Mask – Panda
This Panda Character Print Sheet Mask provides intensive hydration while Lavender helps to calm skin with its aromatic and skin soothing properties.

St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub- 1oz
Made with 100% natural exfoliants (like walnut shell powder) and apricot fruit extract, this Allure Best of Beauty Winner is known to help leave skin feeling super soft and smooth. This is a 3-4 times a week kind of a scrub, for refreshed, glowing skin.

Chapstick Total Hydration- Blood Orange
Advanced 3 in 1 formula. Moisturizes, Renews, and Transforms. Helps lips maintain a more youthful appearance with Omega 3/6/9 and Madecassoside.

Julep Coveted Collection – Twelve Amazing Julep Products in an Artist Gift Box

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Whether you’re already a die-hard Julep fan, or you just want to see what all the fuss is about, you’ll want to check out the Julep Coveted Collection with twelve of the best and brightest shades all in one must-have set!

The set includes:

  • Janie (Wonder Maven) – Whisper Pink Sheer Crème
  • Andie (It Girl) – Pastel Confetti Matte Glitter Top Coat
  • Lindsey (Boho Glam) – Melon Splash Ghost Shimmer
  • Mickey (Classic with a Twist) – Pink Geranium Ghost Iridescent
  • Hayley (Boho Glam) – Beetroot Crème
  • Regina (Bombshell) – Nebula Pink Iridescent Chrome
  • Pepper (Wonder Maven) – Cornflower Multidimensional Shimmer
  • Shay (Bombshell) – Celadon Iridescent Chrome
  • Mariah (Classic with a Twist) – Plum Eclipse Microshimmer
  • Tali (It Girl) – Glacier Breeze Linear Liquid Holographic
  • Finley (Bombshell) – Navy Smoke Crème
  • Celeste (It Girl) – Cosmic Gray Iridescent Glitter

This set of vibrant colors comes complete with a limited-edition artist gift box.

Why is Julep so awesome?

  • It dries ultra-fast & allows 30% more oxygen to permeate the nail bed than other nail polish
  • Julep reveals stronger, harder & more conditioned nails in just two weeks (reported by 95% of women in an independent trial)
  • It extends the life of your manicure or pedicure

Julep nail polish is 5-free and vegan-friendly. They steer clear of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, camphor, and animal ingredients or byproducts.

Julep Coveted Collection – Twelve Amazing Julep Products in an Artist Gift Box