"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes..." - Audrey Hepburn
Your eyes can say a lot. Beauty, mystery, sadness, and many other adjectives can come from your eyes. Mascara is a great way to open up those eyes and bring life and brightness to yourself and to those around you. I have recently received a gift (for my birthday) from my cousin. It is a very unique mascara (it is called younique too!). My cousin was going to get lash extensions until she realized the cost and maintenance of getting them and she also spotted this great mascara duo. This mascara is supposed to give "false lashes" and let me tell you, it's incredible! I have very light, thin lashes and the mascara brought a full thick texture to them! My eyes say confidence with this duo!
The mascara duo comes in a hard "glasses" case and the last photo displays what the duo looks like. According to Younique's directions, "to prepare your eyelashes for optimal results, first apply one thin coat of your own regular mascara and let it dry. Then apply Moodstruck Transplanting Gel to your lashes. Immendiately following, and while the gel is still wet, apply the Moodstruck Natural fibers. Reapply the Transplanting Gel a second time to secure the natural fibers onto your lashes". _
To find out more go to Younique products.com! Happy Labor Day weekend! xoxo
Bonjour! Today's post is dedicated to a love of mine, which "begins with the plant and ends with the product, and with beauty". Clarins holds a special place in my heart because of its dedication to using nature as its source. I feel good about using products that are eco-friendly because you only get one face (unless you pay for a new one) and I want to treat it as well as I treat my body. Below are five reasons why Clarins has changed my life.
Clarins Products I own:
The one-step gentle exfoliating Cleanser with orange extract is a beautiful scrub. I use it once a week and it is so gentle and can be used for all skin types. The citrus smell wakes me up in the morning!
These are two Clarins face masks that I own. The one standing up is a Pure and Radiant mask with pink clay. The directions say to rinse off with cold water and to leave on for 5-10 minuets. It is very soft and gentle. The bottom mask is a HydraQuench cream mask for dehydrated skin. This mask needs to be removed with toning water after 5-10 minuets of application. This mask is more lotioney and creamier.
These two items have been and will be repurchased time and again. The product on the left is a one step water-comfort cleanser. It is a toner and cleanser in one. Smells like peach, and very refreshing. I apply this with cotton rounds and there is no need to rinse off! The product on the right is up there in the makeup remover godliness. It can remove water proof mascara and any glittery eye-shadow. Very gentle and does not leave an oily residue.
This is a sample size that I got as a gift with purchase (which is very common with Clarins :) ). It is called a Cleansing Milk and it has alpine herbs. It is for normal to dry skin. I use this at night to remove my makeup and again it is very gentle like most Clarins products. It also smells fresh and starts as a cream and reduces to a gel like oil (once combined with water and rubbed in) that feels soothing to the skin.
Time for makeup! Pictured above is my primer and foundation by Clarins. The primer is a sample size (which was another gift with purchase) that is known as the Instant Smooth Perfecting touch. The formula is very smooth and soft and rubs right in. You use this to cover wrinkles, fine-lines and pores. I used the foundation in 109 Wheat and it is the Matte Skin Balancing foundation with SPF-15 and is oil free. This foundation gave a high coverage and was very light at the same time. It also smelled like kiwi!
This angel is also known as the BB Skin perfecting cream. It is a face sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 25 and it also revitalizes, protects and evens skin tone. It provides light to medium coverage and for me, it replaces my foundation. Smells like fruit and I apply it with a flat foundation brush. I have the shade 02 medium.
Working from left to right, we first have the Bronzing Duo in 01 Light. It is a mineral powder and provides a really nice warm sun kissed glow. I apply bronzer in a 3 shape starting from my temple to my jaw, and a touch on my nose and chin. The middle is my magical friend, or Clarins calls it Instant Concealer. I have the shade 02. This concealer is smoothing, long lasting and revives tired eyes. I use this every morning and after work if I am going out somewhere. It literally makes any darkness and fine lines disappear. Make this gal your friend! Finally, on the right is a new find for me. It is called an instant light brush on perfector. I have this in a shade 02 also. This baby is supposed to erase shadowing. So I use this around my nose, mouth and under my eyes and so far so good!
Above is an Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector. I have the shade 06 Rosewood Shimmer. This tube claims to provide younger, fuller looking lips. I love the application and texture and it also comes in five other shades!
Perfect the beauty you have, choose Clarins. What Clarins product do you recommend? Happy Sunday! xoxox
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Hello stranger! I am glad to "see" you again! A lot of relaxing has been going on and I want to tell you about it! I went to Ocean City New Jersey with some of my family, and then Avalon, New Jersey with other people in my family. I also took a day trip to New York City and I have officially made going to New York City, once a month, my 2014-2015 goal. Please relax with me down memory lane and see my sunny day trips...
I hope you are all caught up now! I had a great few weeks basking in the sun, eating amazing food, and being with family. What have you been up to? Happy Sunday! xoxoox
A teacher who loves to be creative inside and outside the classroom.