Monday, October 27, 2008

An answer to our Anti-Aging body prayers!

Although we are officially in the fall season we are still having summer weather here in Southern California. It’s crazy! The temperatures have been well into the nineties and we are only a few days away from Halloween! Honestly, it’s time to cool down…Not only because I love the fall time weather, but also my family and I are constantly outside in this hot weather due to my kids being involved in softball and baseball. We have practices and games and I am out in that hot sun exposing my precious fair skin to more sun then I am really comfortable with. I am adamant about wearing sunscreen but I needed an extra barrier of protection and restoration for my delicate, precious, skin and my prayers were answered when I was lucky enough to be able to test out Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage Body Total Transforming Anti-Aging Moisturizer.
It’s got the amazing ingredient blend known as, idebenone, a super powerful antioxidant and a tripeptide blend which has proven anti-aging benefits. Just as we all know, sun is very damaging to our skin causing sun spots, wrinkles, and dry, saggy skin. But also we face nuisances like stretch marks, scars, and dimpled skin…but now there is a helpful solution: Preavage Body. I’ve been using the product everyday for the last four weeks mainly on my arms, décolleté, and chest (where I have had the most sun exposure) and my results are definitely visible. My skin feels and looks smoother and firmer. I am so thankful! I was never doubtful that this product would deliver. I’ve been using Prevage Anti-Aging Night Cream for my face for quite a while and I still totally LOVE it.

If you haven’t tried this line yet, you really owe it to yourself to check it out. I promise… it is phenomenal! Check it out at or go to your local department store to get a hands on experience and then let me know what you think!

Monday, October 20, 2008

BeneFit Cosmetics Brow Bar Fun

As usual, my life is always a complete whirlwind. I’m not complaining. I really love being busy. I love having my kids involved with sports activities (although it is 5-6 days a week). I enjoy volunteering at the kids school. I appreciate any work I can get these days (“work” coming mostly in the form of substitute teaching). But with all that said, I REALLY enjoy a stolen moment to pamper myself and do something spontaneous and girly.

Just last week I had the opportunity to steal a few hours away from doing housework and other random responsibilities and visit BeneFit’s Brow Bar at our local Macy’s. It opened up approximately six weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier. Once upon a time I too worked for BeneFit Cosmetics and I had always wanted to experience the BeneFit Brow Bar (which at the time the closest one was in San Francisco…I think). So my friend, Kristie, and I decided to give our brows a BeneFit makeover. We were so incredibly happy with Angel, the girl who did our brows. She was so attentive to detail, sweet, and highly skilled at her line of work. Right then and there I vowed I would ONLY let Angel touch my brows. She did a fantastic job. I thought I always had fairly decent brows but she found a way to take them to a whole new level. Your eyebrows can be so expressive and a perfect way to look “complete” without having to add a whole lot of makeup. Sorry….I got a little bit off track….So as I stole a few precious hours for myself I called my friend, Barbara, to be my partner in crime. I stole her away from her responsibilities and introduced her to Angel.

While we were at the BeneFit counter my friend, Barbara was treated to a mini makeover and I couldn’t get over the results. She looked so subtly beautiful. “Oh yeah!” I thought to myself, “this was totally what I loved about this line.” Simple, quick, and radiant are the results achieved when applying a few basic “fix-its” from the BeneFit line and best part is it only takes like three minutes! Perfect for a last minute fix up when you are running short on time, get a last minute call, or quite frankly…can’t stand to spend any longer than 5 minutes doing your makeup! Check out these products:

That Gal, a luminous primer (I definitely need to start wearing this everyday)!

You Rebel, a tinted moisturizer that perfectly evens out your skin tone while moisturizing and protecting.

BeneTint, a liquid stain that gives you perfectly rosey cheeks (and can also be used to stain your lips too). Next time you’re at a BeneFit counter ask one of the artist what BeneTint is originally infamous for….you’ll get a chuckle out of it!

I have seriously broke out my “That Gal” primer and “BeneTint” stain from cosmetic hibernation from my kit and have worn these products everyday since! By the way, when applying BeneTint, Angel showed us that if you keep a small cosmetic sponge handy, once you apply the stain on your cheeks you just quickly dab and blend with the sponge quickly and your cheeks will look perfectly pinched and not streaky. Give it a try.

I know that I’m not the only one out there with a hectic schedule and hardly any time to spare but if you can get away with stealing some time I highly recommend you visit your local BeneFit counter and give these products a shot. I’m totally loyal and after the terrific results Kristie, Barbara and I have received I couldn’t help but share my experience with you!