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Archive for September 27, 2013

Friday Fitness: The most important meal of the day?

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After months of skipping breakfast, I am back to eating the morning meal…at least for now.

We grow up hearing that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” from our parents, doctor’s, cereal companies and the Egg Bureau…

Many medical experts agree with the breakfast rule, citing studies that suggest that breakfast eaters perform better on tests, have fewer spikes in blood sugar, and lose weight faster.

However, another group of medical exerts claim breakfast is over-rated, and that especially the high-fat donuts and coffee fare of many Americans is worse than going hungry for a few hours. In fact, they contend that skipping breakfast (even just a couple days a week) revs up the metabolism, signals to the body that it must use precious resources (aka fat) to rally the troops and hunt that antelope whereas regular meals lull the body into a lazy metabolism because it can expect food at any given time.

I tried skipping breakfast.  I tried modifed fasting 2 days per week.  Skipping breakfast was definitely easier… AND I didn’t have any headaches or loss of concentration or weakness.  In fact, I had no trouble exercising an hour each morning, then having a cup of coffee while my husband ate his breakfast, then heading off to work where I broke my fast at noon.  It was an easy way to cut about 300 calories out of the day.

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But a conversation with Natalie Gibbins, my trainer at the Private Gym convinced me to give breakfast another try… this time, however, aiming for about 20 grams of protein at this meal. Protein not only gives you energy, it also requires more energy than other food groups to digest — so you get a double effect with increased protein. (But as with all things, it IS possible to OVERDO protein which can cause serious health problems… so moderation remains key).

What I’ve done this week for breakfast:

  • 1 piece of whole-grain and nut bread with Nuttzo (a nut blend) butter and coffee
  • Pan-fried egg with green chiles and a sprinkle of cheese on a low-carb tortilla
  • Protein shake

What I’ve noticed:

  • no mid-morning munchies (which I get when I’m bored)
  • I lost 2 lbs this week

For the long-term I will probably try to stick with a high-protein breakfast that is under 300 calories most days.  However, during holidays when food is plentiful and pushed…. I will probably go back to skipping breakfast to keep the daily calorie counts more reasonable.

And I’ll report back as I have more data.

Ch-ch-chia! The Face Shop Chia Seed Skincare

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You can get your Chia pet from Amazon… or other special retailers near you….

Remember these? This was my first introduction to Chia seeds… you put them in a silly clay planter, water them and then you could just watch the “green hair” grow!

I never actually bought one.  Mom thought they were a waste of money… and they probably were…

Fast forward to modern times and I use Chia seeds as a delicious and nutritious additive to shakes, pancakes, and baked goods… I’ve even been known to sprinkle them on ice cream in a desparate effort to add some nutritive value to a lost cause….

Just a sprinkle adds extra fiber and nutrients to almost anything!

Just a sprinkle adds extra fiber and nutrients to almost anything!

To quote Wikipedia:

According to the USDA, a one ounce (28 gram) serving of chia seeds contains 9 grams of fat, 5 milligrams of sodium, 11 grams of dietary fiber and 4 grams of protein. The seeds also have 18% of the recommended daily intake of calcium, 27% phosphorus and 30% manganese,[7] similar in nutrient content to other edible seeds such as flax or sesame.[9][10]

Chia seeds originated in Central and South America and are still an important food crop in Mexico and Guatemala.

So imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered the Chia Seed Skincare set at The Face Shop, a Korean-based skincare and makeup company.

The salesgirl assured me that the mighty Chia Seed (which uses Chia Seed Liquid instead of water) is deeply hydrating, but not oily, making it perfect for all skintypes.  In fact, she confided, she used the set herself. And her skin was very glowy and gorgeous.

So I bought the toner, lotion, cream and eye cream.  But since I haven’t used the eye cream, yet, it’s not included in the picture.  This set was not cheap, but compared to Shiseido or Estee Lauder products, it was not outrageous, either.

The Chia Seed Skincare set

The Chia Seed Skincare set

The box for the toner

The box for the toner

The box for the watery lotion

The box for the watery lotion

The box for Moisture-Holding Seed Cream

The box for Moisture-Holding Seed Cream

Asian skincare starts with cleansing (I use my usual CeraVe gentle cleanser), then a moisturizing toner, followed by a light moisturizing lotion. A heavier cream to add even more moisture is common.  This line follows the standard routine.

The Watery Toner

The Watery Toner

Watery Toner definitely describes this product.  It looks like water, yet smells a bit like fruit and absorbs quickly.  The bottle is made from a heavy glass and I had to add a label in English so I could tell the difference between the toner and the lotion since both bottles look the same.

Watery Lotion

Watery Lotion

The next product is the Watery Lotion.  It is a very light lotion that also absorbs very quickly.

Moisture-holding Seed Cream

Moisture-holding Seed Cream

The Moisture-Holding Seed Cream is a hybrid of a gel and a cream. It is the final layer of the troika of moisture.

The Face Shop claims its products:

  • Instantly hydrates skin: Spreads onto the skin smoothly without stickiness and is absorbed quickly to prevent skin dryness
  • A natural moisture drop absorbing 10 times its own weight; Chia Seeds carrying moisture and the Moisture Hug System adjust the skin into an optimal state to fully retain moisutre.
  • Organically germinated chia seeds, which draw and absorb moisture, not only hydrate but also nourish the skin to effectively restore suppleness.
  • Contains 100% chia seeds extract instead of water. Chia seeds water is extracted within 24 hours via the Fresh Method, insead of water delivers the vitality of the highly pure chia seeds.

What I experienced during 2 months of daily use:

The products absorb very quickly.  I was not so impressed with the toner.  I’ve used other toners that seemed more moisturizing, but it is a nice first layer for the other two.

The watery lotion is delightful.  It also absorbs quickly and is totally non-greasy.  During hot weather, I just used the toner and lotion during the day and that was the perfect combination.  Now that autumn is here and the weather is drying out, I use the Moisture-Holding Seed cream both morning and night.

I LOVE the Moisture-Holding Seed Cream.  It is a similar texture to my beloved Baviphat Sleeping Pack, and also absorbs within minutes with no greasy residue.

There are other moisturizing powerhouses in addition to the chia seed extract: glycerin and sodium hyaluronate (aka hyaluronic acid).  The fragrance is slightly fruity, but light and disappates quickly.

My skin is getting fussy in its old age, and this skincare regimen keeps it happy.  My skin is soft and hydrated, with no dry patches or breakouts.  I am definitely going to finish these products… will I be loyal?  Well, probably not. I AM a skincare junkie and blogger and it would be boring to stick to regimen forever.  But for now, I am very happy with the Chia Seed set and vow to try that eyecream!

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Have you tried anything from the Chia Seed line?  Have you see Chia seeds in other skincare products?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Fitness: No woman is an island

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I admit that I am on a plateau and I need help getting off.  My best efforts aren’t working and I’m finding it increasingly difficult to maintain the motivation to ignore chocolate cake…

So, I signed up for sessions with a personal trainer at The Private Gym, located in lovely Ocean Beach (about 25 minutes from Lemon Grove, and 10 minutes from downtown San Diego).  I met with the effervescent Natalie Gibbons this afternoon for a one-hour assessment and butt-kicking (and abs, and arms…).  Her passion is to create personalized plans which not only target her client’s weak areas, but also work towards a bigger goal.

My bigger goal is to walk a half marathon, so she put together yoga, kettlebell and resistance band exercises that I can do both at the gym and at home. The routine started off with the Dolphin, a yoga pose, and then progressed through modified push-ups, planks with kickbacks, a tortuous Russian twist on a balance ball, some one-legged exercises with weights to challenge my balance as well as develop strength and resistance band lat pulldowns (which I will do at home by looping the band over my laundry hooks on the bathroom door.

I was able to do at least 5 reps of each exercise…. I have a long ways to go.  And although, my muscles are complaining now (and will probably complain more tomorrow morning), I know this is what I need to do to push beyond where I am now.

Have you ever worked with a personal trainer?

 

Eyeconic makeup

Usually retreats in the mountains are rustic affairs. Back to nature… no internet, no TV, no phone, no makeup…

However, at the Henna Intensive & Retreat, rustic was just a bit prettier.  Sure, we all hanging out in primitive cabins with showers and toilets in separate buildings, but that didn’t mean we had to rough EVERYTHING…

My home away from home at the retreat... bunkbeds and 3 roommates.

My home away from home at the retreat… bunkbeds and 3 roommates.

The woods on the grounds of the Lions Camp at Teresita Pines

The woods on the grounds of the Lions Camp at Teresita Pines

We who henna tend to be a colorful lot… and we share a lot in common with our sisters, the bellydancers. (In fact, many of us are former dancers, currently dance or are dance wannabes)

So it was not a total surprise to see a make-up display at the camp store along with the henna powders and design books.

But EyeCons is not just your average make-up kit.

The EyeCons basic kit.

The EyeCons basic kit.

Not only is there a nice selection of mineral eyeshadows, you can choose your colors, AND they are food-grade so you can use them as lip colors, too. AND, they come with a sealant as well as a lip butter. AND you can mix the powder with the sealant and use any of the 4 stamps that come with the kit to create water and sweat resistant “bindis’! AND the kit comes with a palette, measuring spoons, mixing spatulas, a retractable lipbrush, 2 eyeliner brushes and a lipgloss container!

Jessica, the creator of EyeCons

Jessica, the creator of EyeCons

All of the powders are personally blended by Jessica using her special long-wearing formula. The bindi stamps were designed by Jessica and laser-cut by her husband. She also makes the lip butter with all natural ingredients and packages the sealant (made by Mehron) in a very user-friendly dropper bottle.

I snapped this little set up and couldn’t wait until the next morning so I could play with it!

What I brought

My make-up selection which includes the mineral make-up I use for my glitter tattoos and the EyeCon kit.

 

Photo of me at the retreat.

Photo of me at the retreat.

Hmm. Well, I suppose it’s difficult to tell that I’m wearing Cleo’s Eyes as eyeliner in this photo.  It’s the only photo I have of ME from the conference… didn’t think to take selfies. Oh well.

The eye colors

The eye colors

These are the eye colors I got with my kit: Old Gold, Cleo’s Eyes and Blue Vapor.  There are 3 swatches of each color; the top row is dry shadow on top of the sealant that had been brushed onto the skin; the middle row is color mixed with sealant and applied with a brush; the bottom row is the dry powder without primer or sealant. And then, I mixed the powder with the sealant and tried out the star stamp with the gold and Cleo blue.

As you can see, the colors are nice dry, but really pop when applied over the sealant and then make a lovely liquid eyeliner when mixed with the sealant and applied with a brush.

The stamps

Each stamp is made from hard plastic, laser-cut by Jessica’s handy husband and glued onto a toothpick.  Genius!  The cut sponge serves the dual purpose of protecting the stamps when not in use and of being a stand for them when you are using them. The stamps are super-easy to use and I know that come some fabulous event, I will probably have a gold star somewhere… the bat and skull stamps are going to be popular with my facepaint clients!

 

The lip color!

The lip color!

My 4th color choice was Nina’s Lips, a gorgeous blend of burgundy and bronze and blue… the photo does not show all the color dimensions.

To make lip color, you add a drop of sealant to the powder, then mix in a smidge of shea butter lip balm and… voila!…  lip color.  This color applied sheerly is a MLBB shade and becomes more femme fatale as I layer it on.  Very pretty, and it doesn’t dry out my lips, either.  It lasts as long as regular lipstick.  You could add more sealant for longer wear.  As long as you aren’t eating or drinking, the color stays on and true.

LOVE this stuff!

Have you heard of EyeCons?  If not, you should check them out to release your inner Goddess!

 

Go take a hike!

I am off to the Henna Intensive and Retreat this afternoon. The campsite is nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains and just to add to the quiet of the remote setting, there will be no WiFi, internet or cellphones for the duration of the conference. (Fortunately, there will be running water, electricity and flush toilets!)

Debi Varvi adorns a participant at the 2012 HIR

Debi Varvi adorns a participant at the 2012 HIR

I am looking forward to three days of classes, yoga, hiking, and connecting with other henna artists from all over the US and even from London and Hong Kong!

Being unplugged will be a challenge. I find myself checking my phone’s email throughout the day… but it will probably be good for me to disconnect for awhile.

Have a great week-end!  See you on Monday!

OMG! Nailstrips!

Back at the end of July, I got an email from the marketing manager of OMG Nailstrips asking if I would be interested in reviewing his product.

Woo hoo!  My first out-of-the-blue request for a product review! So, naturally, I said, yes!

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I chose the white floral design — which arrived within 2 days of my order — and had every intention of trying them out in early August.

Well,  the days all ran together and I did not get a chance to try anything until Labor Day week-end.

OMG Nailstrips are made from real polish and come in a variety of fun colors and patterns. The company is based in upstate New York and prides itself on having a trendy selection of styles and being affordable. At $6.89 per package, they are very affordable, indeed!

It was a slow morning at the booth, so I decided to try using the OMG Nailstrips.  I had watched the video and read the instructions the day before so I felt confident that I knew what I was doing and that it would be very straightforward and a lot less messy than regular nailpolish.

Now, I should mention that I am a latecomer to nailpolish — just started wearing it on a regular basis last year at age 49.  And, I’m a fairly impatient klutz when it comes to painting my own nails.  I have had good success with Sally Hansen nailstrips, but did not do well with Jamberry Nailstrips.

The OMG nailstrips are pretty thick which makes them easy to trim with scissors to get the right size before you put them on your nails — a step recommended in the instructions. I found them easy to apply once I figured out how to peel off the top clear layer of plastic which was a little stubborn at first.  Once I defeated the outer layer, we were good to go.

I brought along a nailpolish remover pad since it is more portable and less messy than a bottle.  I cleaned my nails with the remover as a first step. I then peeled the backing off the nailstrips and applied them to my nails.  They were very easy to apply — and also to remove and re-apply when I didn’t mange to get them on straight the first time.

After getting them all on, I gently rubbed them with the nailpolish remover pad to help them bond to my nail (as suggested in the instructions).  Then I sealed them with a topcoat of clear polish.

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As you can see, not all the strips are perfectly fit to my nails because I had trouble guesstimating the right size and figured erring on the side of too small was better than too big.

Once the strips were on, I massaged them gently and briefly with the nailpolish remover pad, then painted on a clear topcoat.

The topcoat seemed to dry almost instantly. And the whole manicure took about 15 minutes — and probably will be faster the second time around.

I like the quality of the strips and the fun patterns. And I really appreciate how un-messy the process was — and it didn’t smell awful, either!

But alas, like most regular nailpolishes, they did not last longer than 3 days on me.  I use my hands a lot; packing and unpacking a booth is very hard on the nails. Moving a 20 gallon fishtank didn’t help, either. The front fingers were the first to chip and the rest followed.

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Three days later… sigh.

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I am giving this  4 out of 5 stars.

Pros:

  • Easy to apply once you get the hang of them
  • No smell or mess
  • Fun colors
  • Affordable
  • Fast service

Cons:

  • Didn’t last any longer than regular nailpolish

I might give these another try over the Christmas holidays — when I don’t need to use my hands as much as I do in the summer.  They certainly travel well and could even be applied on an airplane!

Have you tried ready-to-go nail strips before?  What did you think of them?

Confessions

I have a few confessions to make.  As the Skincare Junkie, it must seem that I have all my stuff together and I know what I’m doing, but actually, I learn a lot about skincare (especially the changing needs of aging skin) each day.

Here are some things that may or may not surprise you about me:

1. I don’t use a special eye cream unless I’m testing one.  I tend to use CeraVE cream — which is really thick and moisturizing and comes in a giant tub.

2. Although I’d love to try a commercial Vitamin C serum, I got hooked on making my own vitamin C serum several years ago when I was a regular MakeupAlley.com member.  Distilled water, glycerin, Vit C powder.  Now I just add a smidge of Vitamin C powder to my “toner” (I like Asian toners which are very moisturizing instead of astringent like Western toners) or moisturizer.  It really helps keep my skin glowing and those brown spots from taking over…

3. I stop using anything that thins the skin in the summer, including retinol products, glycolic acid and anything with salicylic acid. I’ll start using them again after the Autumn Equinox.  I think they do more harm than good when you have too much sun exposure, and I work outdoors for most of the summer.

4. I own a lot of sunscreens.  They are my favorite skincare product.  All of the ones in the photo are winners.

My current sunscreen collection

My current sunscreen collection

5. I am too cheap to spend $$ on upscale Western brands of skincare and make-up such as Dior or Estee Lauder, but don’t blink an eye at similar prices from Shiseido or upscale Korean brands.

6. I am a life-long pimple popper.  Thank goodness I don’t get them very often anymore.  And also, now that I’m at a certain age, I can channel that urge into plucking black hairs from my chin instead. 🙂

7. My eyebrows are a nusiance.  They are pale and now have sprouted a few long white hairs which make it look like I have bald spots.  If there were a way to permanently dye them so I never had to think about them again, I’d be a very happy camper… unfortunately, my eyebrows grow quickly so using dye is an expensive and short-lived option (kind of like getting my nails done only less fun). And I don’t like the way permanent tattoos look for eyebrows. So for now, I just deal with them with either Makeup Forever’s Aqua Brow (thanks to the The Unknown Beauty Blog for this product recommendation) or a neutral brownish eyeshadow — whatever I’m using as a contour color that day.

8. A bout with eczema this summer taught me that my skin truly is not the same as it was when I was a teen — or even last year.  When I get a rash of pimples now, I am supposed to slather on CeraVe cream, since it might be due to a lack of moisture instead of overactive oil glands. It goes against the grain of everything I’ve learned as a person with formerly oily skin… but it is what worked to stop the pimples, crusting and itching this summer. Sometimes my intuition is just wrong and I need to get over that.

9. I never go out in public without sunscreen, eyeliner and a quick smudge of lipgloss.

10. I have been eyeing several products with snail slime as a key ingredient and am building my courage (and beauty splurge fund) to try one this winter.  I don’t think I’m ready for a living snail spa treatment like they have in Tokyo, but a rich cream would be interesting and possibly the newest best thing!

An article in the Tokyo Times touts the beauty benefits of snail slime.

An article in the Tokyo Times touts the beauty benefits of snail slime.

How about you?  Do you have any beauty confessions?  Do you leave the house with a naked face and not feel naked? Do you have any products you find multiplying in your bathroom (such as cleansers or conditioners?) Is there something that other people consider gross that you might like to try… or have tried?

Do tell!

 

Friday Fitness: Walking Fool

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It’s been a great week for walking.  Despite the heat, I managed to not only finish the All American Hero’s 10k on Saturday, but do so in record time for me!

At the start of the race. Photo by Ryan Daley

At the start of the race. Photo by Ryan Daley

After a strong start, I fell into step with a lovely lady from Corona (whose name I have no idea how to spell so I’ll just leave her anonymous) and we kept pace for the full 6.2 miles.

At the finish line with my pace partner

At the finish line with my pace partner

And when all was said and done, I finished this 10k in 1:40:05 — a pace of about 16.2 minutes per mile!  I shaved 20 minutes off my previous 10k time!

And there was much rejoicing.

Then, on Thursday, I did another 10k.  This was the Peace & Love Bug Virtual race, organized by Will Run for Bling. You register for your race, pay the fee (a portion of which goes to a charity).  Then they send you a link to a bib that you print out.

My bib for the Peace and Love Bug Run, to be run/walked between  Saturday, August 31st, 2013 – Sunday, September 8th, 2013

My bib for the Peace and Love Bug Run, to be run/walked between Saturday, August 31st, 2013 – Sunday, September 8th, 2013

You choose your day, your route and how you are going do the race (walk, run, treadmill, with a video in front of your tv, with a group, etc.)  Then you do your race, upload your time and a couple photos… and in a few weeks, a medal of completion arrives in the mail. Pretty darned cool!

I chose my route in my neighborhood, but didn’t actually walk the whole thing before the race.

My route

My route

It was really hot yesterday morning.  But my cooling scarf (link to something just like it) and a bottle of gatorade helped a lot.  And I managed to finish the race in 1:44:01.  4 minutes short of Saturday’s time.  However, Saturday’s course was by the harborfront which is very flat.  My neighborhood has lots of hills; in fact, my Fitbit says I climbed 35 flights of stairs during the race yesterday… as opposed to the 4 flights from Saturday’s race.  So I’m very happy with the results.

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And today, my thighs are complaining. So it goes.

Weight progress this week: I gained 1.6 lbs over the week-end and then lost 2.1 lbs by this morning.

 

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This total loss of a half pound this week tells me I need to get serious about calorie limits again and to take extra calories earned through exercise with a grain of salt.

Monday was the official end of my crazy schedule and since then we’ve been eating more healthily — I have time to actually shop and prepare healthy foods!

Despite the poor performance of my scale, things seem to be shifting a bit. My pants are looser and I need smaller bras.  It’s been too hot to try on anything long-sleeved, but I’m confident that I will be able to wear my blouses once again… once the weather cools off.

Progress, not perfection.  But as long as the progress keeps moving in the right direction, I’ll eventually get to my goal.  Slow and steady will win the race!

The Face Shop: Aura Color Control Cream

The Face Shop now has a store in San Diego! I have to admit, I was really excited when it opened and was very disappointed that I had to work all week-end and miss the Grand Opening Celebration. But I finally made it and it was worth the wait.

The Face Shop store within Zion Marketplace on Clairemont Mesa Blvd in San Diego

The Face Shop store within Zion Marketplace on Clairemont Mesa Blvd in San Diego

The Face Shop’s philosophy is to use science to bring Nature to your skin, and there is a statement on their webpage that skin imbalances are caused from being distant from Nature. I’m sure it makes a bit more sense in Korean, but it sounds a bit like mumbo jumbo in English.  Nevertheless, the company has a reputation for using hiqh quality ingredients and the presentation is clean and appealing.

The first product I tried had been on my list for a long time: Aura Color Control Cream (or a CC cream).  I am a big fan of BB creams, but was not sure about the CC variety. How does this one perform?

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In addition to all the other moisturizing ingredients, it has TREHELOSE! That’s a sugar-like compound that helps plants and certain animals survive severe dehydration… it’s also used as an alternative sweetner. I did not expect to see this on a cosmetic ingredient list… I am awed.

What The Face Shop claims Aura Color Control Cream does: “Creates a radiant and clear make-up appearance as if the skin is being spotlighted: wrinkle care, whitening, sunscreening: triple function cosmetic. SPF 30, PA++

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The cream is inside the compact and when you push the button, a measured amount comes out — usually the perfect portion for my face! So hygenic!

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What I say Aura Color Control Cream does: 
I chose 01 Radiant Beige and it is an excellent match for my skin. It blends beautifully and lasts for most of the day even under hot and humid (65%) conditions. It does make my skin look dewy and radiant, evening out small imperfections. I appreciate the high SPF.  And I truly appreciate that it plays nicely with other products.  This has never pilled up or streaked after using my vit C serum the way other products have.  I usually like to apply BB creams with my fingers, but this came with a handy little sponge that works great.  It all snaps together in a very travel-friendly container. I have not noticed any whitening effect…but don’t really care. Perhaps it’s the marketing spin on titanium dioxide (an effective physical sunscreen) that it prevents wrinkles and keeps the skin whiter b/c it prevents tanning… I didn’t see the usual whitening suspects on the ingredient list (Licorice or hydroquinone), but it does contain niacinimide which includes whitening as one of its benefits.

Me on my birthday wearing Aura Color Control Cream

Me on my birthday wearing Aura Color Control Cream

In short, I love this stuff! It’s got high SPF, gives light coverage, makes my skin look radiant and lasts all day.  It’s lighter in texture and coverage than a BB cream, so I will use this as long as it’s warm and bright out and then return to my BB creams in the cooler, darker months.

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Have you tried this CC cream or other CC creams?  What do you think?

Getting back in the swing of things

I’ve been out of the blogging loop for quite awhile. And now that I have more free time, I find my brain is mushy. The words do not flow. I feel like I’m moving through taffy.

So, rather than write a real post, I’m going to tell you what is in the pipeline… as a teaser for you and a gentle kick in the patoot for me.

Over the next few days I will share about:

My Face Shop Haul

My Face Shop Haul

The Face Shop opened a store in San Diego, and I went shopping!  What did I buy and what do I think about both the shop and the products?

OMG Nails!

OMG Nails!

OMG Nailstrips is a small company that for some reason thought I was a good candidate to review their new product.  How cool is that?!  They sent me some free nail strips and I tried them.  How did it go?  Do I like them? Stay tuned for future episodes…

 

I saw these at Target and decided to give them a try.  Are they the bees knees or what? Upcoming tell-all in the near future!

Have you tried any of these? Let me know!