Saturday, July 24, 2010

the AHHH-MAZING: Urban Defense



Whoa! I consider myself a pretty loyal person. Once I find a great product I usually stick with it. I have been using the same tinted moisturizer for the last couple of years and I truly love it but when I saw that Urban Decay came out with their own version, "Urban Defense" I couldn't get my mind off of wanting to try it out. It just so happened that I had ran out of my other product and was strolling by Sephora last week when I decided to cheat on my faithful tinted moisturizer and purchase Urban Defense (in Halo--light) by Urban Decay. Oh my goodness! I LOVE IT!

The product glides on nicely and has the perfect sheer coverage I love. It's lightweight, smells nice, and my favorite result is that it does not leave my face shiny! I'm not a big foundation lover--especially during the hot summer months-- so when I can use a tinted moisturizer that gives me the sheer coverage I like and protects with a SPF 20--I am in skincare Heaven! My, hmmm - hmmm, fine lines are less visible, my pores are refined and nearly invisible, and with a light dusting of a sheer loose powder my skin looks near perfect!

I am 110% satisfied with this product and I know I have just discovered a new favorite in which I pledge my loyalties to...

Next on my radar from Urban Decay is the Naked Palette and I have to try the new Lip Junkies!!! And of course...I'll let you know what I think!

Friday, July 02, 2010

#1 rule for skincare: Moisturize and Protect!


Janson Beckett’s Sun Block Daytime Moisturizer with SPF40 has officially moved to the top of my list as my favorite sun block moisturizer. I have been using this moisturizer for just over a month and there is a lot that I really love about it. The first thing is that the product is very light-weight which for me--is a crucial element. I absolutely cannot stand the way heavy moisturizers feel on my face. Especially for all day wear. (A heavy moisturizer at night is a different story for me). Second, this product absorbs very quickly and leaves a super silky finish that feels fantastic and is a great base for applying makeup (or not). It doesn't feel like you are wearing any sun block/moisturizer at all! I love that! I personally do not wear a lot of makeup in the summertime and if I feel like I need a little bit of coverage I will usually wear a tinted moisturizer. But with this product I just add a little bit of foundation to the moisturizer and apply it that way getting the benefits of the light-weight moisturizer and sheer coverage of my foundation. Third, I really appreciate that this product is made out of really fine ingredients which include demineralized spring water, aloe, and shea butter.

This sun block and daytime moisturizer does not burn my eyes, feel heavy or greasy, it is fragrance free, and most importantly I am getting my UVA and UVB protection that will help keep my face (and neck and chest) looking youthful and smooth!

Without any hesitation, I HIGHLY recommend you try this top notch product!