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Showing posts with label BEAUTY. Show all posts

01 June 2013

Face Your Future




I have tried just about every drugstore lotion, serum, potion available and never had a "wow!" moment until I tried Rodan + Fields. Seriously, this stuff is uh-mazing! It's been all over the media and in print lately and once you use it, you'll figure out why.



Find out more here and feel free to email me with any questions. hello@aedriel.com 



           

08 March 2013

Top Skincare Picks


Let's start with your face. I am a firm believer in spending more on skincare and less on makeup. Remember my post here called Flawless Skin and Makeup Tricks? What I didn't share is that I buy drugstore products because I can't justify spending so much on makeup.  The fact is, if your skin is vibrant and even-toned, you don't even need to use as much make-up. We apply makeup to give us the appearance of flawless skin. Why not have nearly flawless skin to start? I was super skeptical about my newest favorite brand, Rodan + Fields BEFORE I started using it. After a few weeks I could totally tell a difference in my skin and found I was using less and less foundation and concealer. Now, after six months using the Anti-Age regime, I am floored at how much better my skin looks. I used to try different products and after using the tub I wasn't "wowed!" by the results so I'd move onto something else. There have been times where I use a new product for a couple weeks and throw it out because I don't notice a change. Yep, I am one of those 'I want to see results and I want to see them NOW' kind of women. That's pretty much what happened with these products. The creators of Proactiv started Rodan + Fields and though it's a fairly new company, they've already received tons of buzz. Now that I've tried it I can totally see why. Find out more here!

Moving onto your body, my hubby bought the Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Body Wash from Bath and Body at Christmas and it's a new favorite. It says right on the bottle to breathe it in for stress relief and holy smokes, it really does work!

I'll take all the firming I can get and Nivea's lotions help keep everything tight. Babies will do a number on your tummy (yes, three years later) and I really can tell a difference.
My hubby also bought me the True Blue Cracked Heel Treatment from Bath and Body and this stuff is amazing. I even use it on my hands. Because of the nature of my business I have man hands. Not dainty man hands but full-on rough, cracked man hands. I have no explanation to why my feet are in such bad shape (I don't use my feet for ceramics) but I do have super dry skin.

Shoot me an email at hello@aedriel.com if you're interested in learning more about Rodan + Fields  or find more here. The before and after pictures are crazy! You really can turn back the clock.


21 February 2013

Flawless Skin and Makeup Tricks! {Part One}



This is my daily routine. Well, not daily, but most days.  The majority of the makeup products I use are of the drug-store variety (though I do love me some MAC lips.) I firmly believe in spending more on my skin and less on my makeup. The truth is, if you take care of your skin, you shouldn't need a ton of makeup. I start with the L'Oreal Magic Lumi primer around my eyes, and above my cheekbones, and brow bones. Using Sonia Kashuk's foundation brush, I lightly swirl it in Covergirl's Simply Ageless concealer. I apply it around my eyes and apply any excess around my nose where I get a little red. Using the same brush, or a wet quality makeup sponge that I remove excess water with a washcloth, I add just a touch of Sonia Kushak's Perfecting Luminous Foundation on my 'trouble spots'.  I finish it off with just a touch of L'Oreal's Translucide Loose Powder and viola! I am ready to for the next step: eyes, lips and cheeks. Stay tuned for that post! 




These are steps I take when I have a little extra time or want a little extra glam, like date night with my hubby!