Thursday, February 11, 2016

Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector SPF 50



Daily Protector SPF 50
This weightless fluid blends effortlessly on clean skin, or you can use it as a layer under makeup in a daily skincare routine. Broad spectrum SPF 50 protects against photo damage, the primary cause of signs of aging. An ultra-fine transparent mineral sunscreen in a virtually invisible universal tint smoothes imperfections and helps natural skin tone appear more even.

Multi-Antioxidants Vitamin E and Lactobionic Acid fortify skin’s natural defense, scavenging free radicals brought on by daily environmental aggressors before they can cause premature aging. A PHA/Bionic complex helps prevent collagen breakdown to maintain a healthy skin matrix and firmness, and helps prevent signs of photo aging such as lines and wrinkles. A highly purified and concentrated form of Green Tea Extract reduces cell breakdown and helps protect cellular DNA for healthy skin. PA++++ highest level of UVA protection.
 
My Opinion:
 
The Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector SPF 50 is one of my all time favorite sunscreen for everyday use. I love this sunscreen. A quality sunscreen is the best defense against sun spots and wrinkles. Since I rely heavily on potent treatments like glycolics, my skin has become more sensitive to sun exposure. I take sunscreen very seriously — more than ever — so that I can prevent damage instead of treating it!
I also love it because it doesn’t feel like a mask when I put it on. It’s physically blocking UV rays from my skin but you can’t even tell or feel you have it on. Also the color pigment matches the skin whether it’s tanned or not. It morphs to match my skin color!
 

What really separates the Exuviance from others is:
  • The slight pigment that covers inconsistencies in your skin.
  • The thin, sheer, light, formula that doesn’t look like pancake makeup.
  • The Polyhydroxy Acid’s (PHA’s) that attract water to the skin keeping it fed and happy, reduce wrinkles like AHA’s but with less irritation, fight free radicals and lighten hyperpigmentation over time.
  • Has Green Tea Extract which helps rejuvenate skin cells, neutralizes UV Light, and fights free radicals.
  • It’s non-comedogenic and doesn’t clog your pores
Suitable for all skin types. Product is fragrance-free, paraben-free and oil-free as well as non-acnegenic, non-comedogenic.


Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine's Makeup Look using IT Cosmetics

 
Looking for a new fresh look for Valentine's day? Check this one out.
 
I am not only in love with the IT Cosmetic brushes but I am also in love with the makeup. I used the foundation, powder and the under eye (Bye Bye Undereye) concealer. All three in the tone of Medium. I love it and I think you all should try it. I also used the contour and highlight pallete from IT Cosmetic.
 
I only used eyeliner (cat eye wing) and a bold pink lip color. No eye shadows for this look. 



Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sigma EyeShadows


While the blizzard of 2016 is going on outside in the eastern side of Pennsylvania, I am inside playing with makeup. Sigma eye shadows on my eyes. A few colors and I made a colorful look. I totally forgot lashes and mascara. It would have looked way better with intense lashes. Anyhow I liked it! I hope you did too.

Come and follow my Instagram for more looks at @gisell_hairstylist

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Exuviance Firm Non Acid Peel 6% Neoglucosamine






My skin is in its end-of-the-summer slump, and sun spots have popped up on my cheekbones. I tried the peel hoping to brighten things up for the Winter. I’ve used several different peels and I can tell you that and I’m thrilled with it! I love it because it’s easy to use. Just pump a little out and apply it to your freshly washed face, let it sit for about 10 minutes then follow with a moisturizer. It’s that easy! I use it about twice a week and I really like the results.

New Exuviance Firm-NG6 Non-Acid Peel is formulated with NeoGlucosamine® to increase cell turnover and exfoliation for all the benefits of a peel with the potential for irritation. More than just your average peel, this leave-on, no-rinse formula, appropriate for all skin types, plumps skin matrix to increase volume and helps firm and tighten skin while exfoliating to reduce pigment and brighten skin.
Product snapshot:
• 6% patented NeoGlucosamine® formulation provides all the benefits of a peel without irritation
• Accelerates cell renewal, improves texture and tone
• Plumps skin matrix to increase volume and help firm and tighten skin
• Exfoliates, reduces pigment to brighten skin
• Discover younger, smoother, firmer skin. No burn. Just benefits.

How to use: Smooth one to two pumps of Firm-NG6 Non-Acid Peel on clean skin in an even layer without rubbing. Lightly tap any excess into skin. Wait 5-10 minutes while the product penetrates. Once product feels absorbed, follow with an Exuviance moisturizer such as Evening Restorative Complex.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My Makeup Look with JLB Lip Cosmetics

 
 
Wearing Mac Foundation. Shadows all by BH Cosmetics and liquid lip gloss by JLB Cosmetics.
 







Saturday, December 26, 2015

Silk Pillowcase VS Cotton Pillowcase Who Wins?

 

Have you noticed creases on your face in the morning! This is a dead give away as to which side of your face you were sleeping. While the creases usually go away later on in the day, they are an indication of the damage that is done to your face when sleeping on a cotton pillowcase, and as we get older, our skin gets more fragile, our collagen and elastin grown less resilient and the sleep lines take longer to disappear, eventually turning into permanent wrinkles.

After researching this for the past month, I’ve come to the conclusion that silk pillowcases are where it’s at. Those sleep lines turn into permanent wrinkles. Because silky fabric is so soft and silky, your face glides. It’s not causing friction and causing sleep lines. Silk’s naturally hypoallergenic, because of the tight weave between the silk fibers, it doesn’t allow dust mites and other nasty things to get in there. It’s actually been tested and proven that silk is naturally hypoallergenic. And when it comes to cotton, it creates friction, which is why when you sleep on cotton you can wake up with sleep lines. If you’re putting those really expensive skin care products on your skin at night, where do you think that product is going? That product is actually getting absorbed into your cotton pillowcase.”


Sleeping on silk does not only apply to wrinkles it also applies to hair.
 
Sleeping on Silk can help prevent thinning of the hair. Cotton causes more friction disrupting hair follicles as we move in our sleep leading to hair breakage and split ends. Because of its special weave, Silk Pillowcases will prevent hair from tangling as we move in our sleep, they will also help keep our hairstyle. Hair treated by bleaching, highlighting, colouring, chemical perms, blow drying and curling or straightening tongs are especially susceptible to breakage. For braided, chemically treated or normal hair the use of Silk Charmeuse pillowcases reduces hair breakage, helps maintain proper moisture balance, protects hairstyles and eliminates most tangling. Silk Charmeuse is more comfortable and cooler than cotton and contributes to a good nights sleep!
 
 
Silk Pillowcase VS Cotton Pillowcase Who Wins? Are you sold yet? I am!
 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

My Top 6 Favorite Beauty Products For December 2015


 
 

It's no secret that I'm a total product junkie. I love trying new products and searching out the best pieces from each makeup, skin and hair line. People are always asking me what my favorite products are, so I thought I'd put together a list of my favorite beauty steals!



L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara, in Blackest Black but I also use Carbon Black— THE HOLY GRAIL OF MASCARAS. This is the end all-be-all for me in terms of mascara. It's buildable, doesn't flake, and is a true black. Plus, it's less than 10 dollars. This is my favorite mascara of all time and believe me, I've tried them all.

 
My favorite makeup remover wipes. This one gets off even stubborn waterproof makeup. The smell is amazing and leaves your skin feeling soft as well. A must buy. It cost me $1.00 at Big Lots.
 

I have tried many contouring and Highlights palettes and this is the grand winner. I so love this palette and it is from IT Cosmetics. It has the contour on the right, highlight top left and a lovely pinkish blush. It is so natural but so pigmented. It is a 10 star for me!


 
 
The best budget formula that I’ve tried. In terms of properties it’s most matte but sorta dewy, medium to full coverage and it’s pretty long lasting stuff. The shade range is good and with brush or fingers it works equally well. A good one to throw on when I need coverage, but want things to look nice and fresh.
 
I love it!
 
 
Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize!!! I can stress it enough. Keep your skin moisturize and I love Murad Ultimate Moisture for the face. My fav!
 
 
For over processed hair and to add protein use Extreme by Redken. It does wonders on fragile hair.
 
This concludes my top favorite for December 2015 stay tuned for more posts and reviews from me.
 
 


 
 
 





Friday, December 4, 2015

Savannah Bee Company for Skin Care



Savannah Bee Company isn’t just an online marketplace to buy honey.  There are actual physical shops where it looks like you can taste varieties of artisan honey (that Savannah Bee Co. harvested from the bees themselves) along with wine, plus there’s a huge luxurious skincare section and they sell gourmet treats. 


Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter  Let's talk about the packaging shall we? I thought this packaging was perfect. I found these to be high quality, luxury body care. The consistency of this body butter actually feels a bit Jelly-ish to me initially until I rub it into my skin. It has really nice moisturizing properties and smells fantastic.

Honey is traditionally used for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Packed with natural and healing ingredients such as beeswax, honey, propolis, royal jelly, chamomile and myrrh, it’s no wonder this body butter truly feels as smooth as butter. Since trying this body butter I have made it a part of my after shower routine. My skin feels soft and moisturized. I would recommend this product to anyone battling dry skin!

I am obsessed with this butter and I need to own them all!

Lip Balm They go on so super smooth and feel really silky with no stickiness. It melts on contact with your lips and feels very lightweight, yet intensely moisturizing at the same time. If I use it in the winter, my lips don't get chapped at all!
Visit the website for more information. Thank You for reading my blog.



Monday, November 30, 2015

Mia Adora 3D Lashes Mascara

 
Not all are blessed with long, thick & flutter worthy eyelashes so thank goodness for mascara. I am loving this mascara that makes you look like you are wearing falsies.
 
Mia Adora 3D does an incredible job when it comes to mascara, it works.

 
Step one: Once your ready grab that long tube aka the step one magnifying gel and apply 10-15 strokes to the lash making sure it’s evenly covered. Be sure to work on one eye at a time, this is very important. This will help separate the lashes and get them ready to apply the Natural Fibers.
 
Step Two: This is the part where you apply the natural fibers to your lashes, make sure you do this while the magnifying gel is still wet. Be really careful not to apply natural fibers close to your eyeball, I find placing a card under my eye for guidance helps quite a bit. 10-15 strokes of the natural fibers is all that’s needed, must wait 20 seconds for fibers to dry.
 
Step Three: Reapply Magnifying Gel 10-15 strokes, this will help lock in the natural fibers in place.
 
Yay! and you are done!
 
Honestly, I think Mia Adora 3D Fiber Lash Mascara truly delivers an amazing result when you follow the instructions. Mia Adora also goes above and beyond by providing an eBook and following up with you to show you how to make the most of it, that’s great customer service.
 
Come on and try them plus get a 20% at checkout use promo code
9BK877PF
 
Your welcome! ;)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Alon Rewind Serum for Redness and Anti Aging Skin




This product comes in two glass bottles, one is a powder, and the other one is an activating liquid. You are instructed to pour the liquid into the power and to shake well before each use. Once the liquid and powder are combined, the product is good for 30 days.

Changes in my skin: I have been using this serum for exactly two weeks now, too recent to see maximum results, but for a minimal results my face is much more brighter. Less red I would say. But, I must say, so far I’m impressed.

Plus, it is all natural and cruelty-free!

Where to buy: You can purchase and/or learn more here on Alon’s website.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

IT Superstars Collection Releasing November 20, 2015 on QVC

 
Totally worth buying this makeup line. It works and you will not be disappointed.  Check them out on QVC on November 20, 2015


I absolutely love this pencil! It's a super-flattering shade , even with my multitude of hair colors! I was using brown eyeshadow previously to fill in my brows but this is way more precise and natural looking.

 
Cruelty Free means NO ANIMAL TESTING

 
Celebration Foundation is a pressed-powder foundation that IT Cosmetics claims has a variety of anti-aging properties courtesy of ingredients like niacinamide, peptides, antioxidants, and "hyaluronic filling spheres." I  use a primer under this, and lightly brush this powder over it.

 
Goes on very smooth, has a nice touch of color and lasts all day. In addition it's super hydrating and makes my lips look and feel great. The all-natural formula pampers lips on four different levels: It goes on creamy like a moisturizing lipstick, stays put like a lip stain, deeply hydrates, and delivers potent antiaging ingredients to treat and prevent those itty-bitty lip wrinkles.

 
 
Hello Lashes 5-in-1 Treatment Mascara. Some admirers have asked if I was wearing eyelash extensions! So it works! Unfortunately, this mascara is on the pricy side, but if you regularly purchase false lashes ($5 to $25) this product could potentially save you money in the end.
It dries quickly, doesn't flake or smudge, and is water-resistant. Other than the excellent formula, Hello Lashes mascara also stands out amongst similar products because of its unique brush design: The two-sided tapered brush coats and separates outside lashes, while a small bulb at the end effortlessly reaches inner corner and lower lashes.
 

 
 



Thursday, November 12, 2015

10 Behaviors of Genuine People Today





I stumbled across this article on Entrepreneur.com that detailed the 10 behaviors of genuine people today, and I love reading it so much I had to share with you all.

Full credit to the author Steve. I am soaking this all in! Being genuine and surrounding myself with genuine people are what I’m about these days. Hope y’all are doing the same! XOXO
“Whether you’re building a business, a network, or friendships, you always want to look for people who are genuine. After all, nobody wants to work or hang out with a phony. On the flipside, that goes for you, as well. Bet you never considered that.
In case you’re wondering, genuine means actual, real, sincere, honest. Genuine people are more or less the same on the inside as their behavior is on the outside. Unfortunately, it’s a tough quality to discern. The problem is that all human interactions are relative. They’re all a function of how we perceive each other through our own subjective lenses.
Being genuine is also a rare quality. In a world full of phony fads, media hype, virtual personas, positive thinkers, and personal brands – where everyone wants what they don’t have, nobody’s content to be who they are, and, more importantly, nobody’s willing to admit to any of that – it’s becoming more and more rare all the time.
To help you identify this rare breed — in yourself, as well — this is how genuine people behave. 
They don’t seek attention. They don’t need constant reinforcement of their own ego. Where attention seekers have a hole that constantly needs to be filled, genuine people are already filled with self-confidence and self-awareness.
They’re not concerned with being liked. The need to be liked is born of insecurity and narcissism. It creates a need to manipulate your own and other’s emotions. Confident and authentic people are simply themselves. If you like them, fine. If not, that’s fine, too.
They can tell when others are full of it. Perhaps naïve folks can be easily fooled, but genuine people are not naïve. They’re grounded in reality and that gives them a baseline from which they can tell when things don’t add up. There’s a big difference.
They are comfortable in their own skin. In his late 70s, actor Leonard Nimoy said he was closer than ever to being as comfortable with himself as Spock appeared to be. Most of us struggle with that. As Henry David Thoreau observed, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”
They do what they say and say what they mean. They don’t tend to overreach or exaggerate. They meet their commitments. And they don’t parse their words or sugarcoat the truth. If you need to hear it, they’ll tell you … even if it’s tough for them to say and for you to hear.
They don’t need a lot of stuff. When you’re comfortable with whom you are, you don’t need a lot of external stuff to be happy. You know where to find happiness – inside yourself, your loved ones, and your work. You find happiness in the simple things.
They’re not thin-skinned. They don’t take themselves too seriously so they don’t take offense when none is intended.
They’re not overly modest or boastful. Since they’re confident of their strengths, they don’t need to brag about them. Likewise, they don’t exhibit false modesty. Humility is a positive trait but it’s even better to just be straightforward.
They’re consistent. You might describe genuine people as being weighty, solid, or substantial. Since they know themselves well and are in touch with their genuine emotions, they’re more or less predictable … in a good way.
They practice what they preach. They’re not likely to advise people to do something they wouldn’t do themselves. After all, genuine people know they’re no better than anyone else so it’s not in their nature to be self-righteous.
All those seemingly different behaviors have the same thing at their core: self-awareness that’s consistent with reality. Genuine people see themselves as others would if they were objective observers. There’s not a lot of processing, manipulating, or controlling going on between what’s in their head and what people see and hear.
Once you get to know them, genuine people turn out to be more or less consistent with the way they initially hold themselves out to be. What you see is what you get. It’s sad that, in today’s world, such a positive quality is at risk of becoming endangered. Not only is it harder to find in others, it’s becoming harder to be genuine ourselves.”


I am re sharing this from Evelyn Lozadas web site


Thank you for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Gisell's Top 5 Steps to Remove Makeup Easily



Do you want to look older than you are? NO? Well then always take off your makeup at night.  It is the single most important part of your daily skincare routine. Cut corners on other things but don’t skip this one.  If you don’t your skin can’t rest and renew while you sleep.

Having said this it is of course important to remove your makeup in the right way.  It certainly shouldn’t take longer to take your makeup off that it does to put it on. I have created my top 5 steps to remove makeup easily.

Gisell's top 5 steps to remove makeup easily are:

Step 1 – Pull your hair back
This takes literally seconds but if you don’t tie your hair off your face you can’t get to all of your face and your hairline.  Makeup and dirt can build up around your hairline. I use a headband and it holds even the baby hairs back and out my way.

Step 2 – Be gentle around your eyes
Easy ways to remove eyeliner and mascara are essential techniques as they are the hardest to get off. Especially if they are water proof makeup. You need to do this gently as the skin around the eyes is sensitive. I use a cotton pad and an oil based eye make-up remover and hold the pad over your lids and lashes for about 10 seconds to allow the remover to dissolve the products gently, before wiping.  For any stubborn bits dip a cotton bud into the remover and dab on the eyelid as needed.

Step 3 – Cleanse and tone
Your daily cleanser should take off any makeup on your face.  Rub the cleanser over your face ensuring you go to the hairline and under your chin, and let it soak in for a few seconds before removing with a flannel or a cotton pad soaked in warm water.  Then put your daily toner onto a cotton pad and rub gently over your face.

Step 4 – Don’t use too much product
Keep the amount of remover, moisturiser or toner on your makeup pads to a minimum.  There is no need to use tons of product to remove the makeup easily… it is easier on your skin to use less and will save you money in the long run. I a all about money savings.

Step 5 – Mask is your friend
If your skin is in need of a quick boost use a good mask. It will do a deeper cleanse from inside the pores. I use masks once a week.

There! Its easy fast and your skin will thank you in the long run.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Detoxifying White Clay Body Cleanser by Murad


 
I am close to enter my 40's, I 'll be 39 soon and Murad has just launched their body care line which is supposed reduce the appearance of aging. Happy Birthday to ME! Ha!
The Detoxifying White Clay Body Cleanser is a cleansing clay that is supposed to richly lather while using Ginger Root Extract to encourage circulation, and Safflower and Sunflower Oils to moisturize. It is scented lightly with lemongrass and vetiver.

This body cleanser had a consistency between a lotion and a cream and lathered quite well. It washed off easy and my body had that residual moisturized feel. I can't tell if it's actually increasing my circulation but the instructions suggest lathering in circular motions from your legs on up.
The clay body cleanser contains ginger root extract to help stimulate circulation while safflower and sunflower oils moisturize the skin to leave it soft and hydrated. The Kaolin Clay gently absorbs oil and draws out toxins from the skin without leaving it horribly dry.
 
Yes it’s rich and thick, but it’s creamy rather than chalky and gloopy, which makes it much more pleasant to apply to your skin.
 
You only need a tiny amount because it lathers up beautifully to create a frothy and luxurious shower experience.
 
It has a delicate, citrusy scent which leaves your skin smelling fresh and clean and it does a great job of leaving your skin feeling soft.

It really did leave my skin feeling soft and nourished and I felt a bit like I was having a spa experience when using it.
 
It’s a very clever little product if you ask me!
Murad Detoxifying White Clay Body Cleanser has to be one of the most fabulous shower products I’ve ever used.
 
 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Makeup Look Using ELF Cosmetics Shadows

 
All eye makeup is by Elf Cosmetics, Rebel lips by MAC Cosmetics. I added purple glitter on the inner lids.

 
 




Friday, November 6, 2015

A 6-in-1 Multi Corrective Serum





Reviv Serums TelomErase Triple Telomere Targeting Serum is next-gen age-defying technology: a 6-in-1 multi-corrective product that erases, tightens, brightens, blurs, moisturizes and regenerates. It contains the most powerful combination of new ingredients available to visibly reduce the appearance of sags & bags, dark circles, fine lines, sunspots, redness, pore size & laxity.  This new technology contains is formulated with Stem Cells, Growth Factors & Peptides.

Product is certified cruelty-free


I have been using this serum for a month now and I love it. It leaves a no weight, no stickiness and you can not even tell you have it on. The results are not as fast but you can see it with daily use. Any product needs time to take its course anyway so do not rush it. The best results you see are:

  • tightens
  • brightens
  • erases
  • moisturize
  • regenerate
Can't ask for more! These are the main and most important results for your skin.






Wednesday, November 4, 2015

4 Tips On Getting The Ultimate Healthy Glow All Year Round

1) Lock in Moisture

Use a mild, natural moisturising cleanser, such as a rich serum, together with a moisturiser for the face and body to lock in hydration and protect skin from dryness.

TOP TIP: Make sure you stick to your skin routine by keeping all your products on your bedside table. That way, even if you’re tired you’ll have no excuse to do it.

http://www.murad.com/hydro-dynamic-moisture/

 2) Exfoliate

Exfoliating is essential for soft, supple skin.  Use a body polish a few times each week to keep dry, lacklustre skin at bay.

#PROTIP: Prepare your skin for a year-long glow it leaves the skin silky smooth.

 3) A Healthy Diet

A healthy diet means a healthy glow. That said, cut down on the sweet stuff and fill up on the likes of nuts, citrus fruit and green veggies, which all have multi skin cleansing qualities.

#PROTIP: For a variety of natural and healthy recipes, check ALOHA's healthy recipe page. Yum!"


4) H2O

Don’t forget, water really does keep you feeling fresh and your skin hydrated, improving skin colour and elasticity. So, remember to also drink 8 glasses of water a day. The end result… If you feel good, you’ll look good!


Remember, summer may be over but nothing will stop a true tanner from achieving a flawless year round glow!



Sunday, November 1, 2015

Montenegro Lipstick by Amrezy



Who is one of the best known makeup artist in Instagram? Amrezy  is. She is amazing and talented. I have been following her for years when she lived in NYC. Now she resides in LA and she came out with 3 new lipsticks with LipLand Cosmetics.

I bought the Montenegro and the Rezy. Rezy is a nude color and Montenegro is shown above. I love this color. Feels velvety on my lips and it is a dry lipstick. As she mentions it is important to wear lip balm underneath. I didn't do that so it was a bit difficult to take off. This will be my color for the moment. I will do another look and post wearing Rezy. Stay tuned.
Have you tried them? How do you feel comment below.
Thank You

Friday, October 30, 2015

Deer Halloween Makeup Idea

 
What am I???
No I am not an AVATAR, A WITCH, A WALKING DISEASE, Nor a DOT HEAD! ��
#LOL
I tried!
 I am a DEER!

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