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Glo Minerals gloMoist Hydration Mist

Beauty, Beauty Blog, Beauty Blogger, Makeup, Cosmetics, Product Reviews, Makeup Reviews, Raging Rouge, Had you mentioned "Evian" to me in the 80s, it would not have conjured up images of bottled drinking water.  My mother always stocked bottles of Evian mist to replenish facial moisture throughout the day.

I recently snagged a similar product, called gloMoist Hydration Mist.  Ideal to keep at the office for a refresher, its 2 oz. size is also compact enough for application at 30,000 feet.  Simply spray a fine mist of water over your face to rehydrate.  You’ll be simultaneously giving your skin a healthy dose of antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients.

While most retailers sell it for $17.50, I snagged mine for $16.00 at Caliderma.  Caliderma sells some amazing skincare brands, such as GloMinerals, Jane Iredale and Kinerase.  Need to stock up?  Enter "Spring15" at check out and get 15% off of any order of $125 or more (excluding iS Clinical Products).   

Molton Brown Healthy Hair Wash and Indian Cress Instant Conditioner

Once upon a time, I was a road-warrior.  Flying out to a client location on Monday and home on Friday, I lived out of a suitcase and called hotels "home". 

To ensure my skin didn’t dry out and my hair didn’t frizz up, I packed my own shampoo, conditioner, soap and body lotion.  Hotel toiletries were notoriously low-end, and never what I needed.

That was then.  Today, many hotels provide high quality product for their guests.  Some have even found economical ways to do so.  Rather than stock thousands of bottles of crap shampoo that no one would like anyway, a hotel I recently stayed at was stocked with Molton Brown Shampoo, Conditioner and Soap.  Rather than provide small "stealable" bottles, they mounted large bottles to the wall. 

After using Molton Brown Healthy Hair Wash and Indian Cress Instant Conditioner, my hair looked sleek and smooth.  The Molton Brown soap left my skin soft, not tacky the way deodorant hotel soaps of old once left it.  If only hotels had done this in the 90s, my suitcase would have been SO much lighter!

If you use the links to Molton Brown below, you’ll be buying through SpaLook at Amazon.com.  Order more than $100 through SpaLook, and you’ll earn a $20 gift certificate good for anything sold by Amazon.com!  Not a bad deal…

Welcome To Travel Week!

Recently, my husband and I enjoyed our first overnight getaway since our son was born.  Our 24 hour excursion was so relaxing, I felt like I had been on vacation for a week.  The experience prompted me to dream of the fun family trips we can plan for the summer.  Naturally, this train of thought also led me to think about all of the cool travel products I’ve seen and used lately.  This week is dedicated to them!  Enjoy!

Time To Purge?

Like many of us, my collection of cosmetics is a bit out of control.  Due to lack of space, I recently purged my collection of any product that was old and/or rarely used.  This exercise got me wondering just how long we should be hanging on to all of this fun stuff we’re buying.  According to an article entitled "Makeup Shelf Life" by Chrissy Dolezal, these guidelines should be used:

  • Oil-Free Foundation: 1 year
  • Cream or Compact Foundation: 18 months
  • Concealer: 12-18 months
  • Powder: 2 years
  • Blush and Bronzer: 2 years
  • Cream Blush: 12-18 months
  • Powder Eye shadow: 2 years Cream Eye shadow: 12-18 months
  • Eyeliner: 2 years
  • Liquid eyeliner: 3-6 months
  • Mascara: 3 months
  • Lipstick: 2 years
  • Lip liner: 2 years
  • Lip gloss: 18-24 months
  • Nail Color: 1 year
  • Of course, if at any time your cosmetics seem to change color or odor, chuck them immediately!

    eLUXURY Gift With Purchase

    eLUXURY wants to treat you to something special…  With any purchase of $85 or more, you’ll receive a golden goodie bag filled with fun product.  Just enter “FAVS” at checkout.

    Samples include:  Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Creme, Molton Brown Bath & Shower Gel, Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, Trish McEvoy Body Cream, Chantecaille Lip Gloss, GoSMILE Touch-up Refresher, Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum, Kai Perfume Oil and Guerlain Eau de Toilette.