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Blotting Papers

Warmer days and shinier skin go hand-in-hand.  Blotting paper is a quick and easy way to mattify the t-zone.  Simply blot the offending areas and toss the paper.  Your look will be instantly refreshed.

E.L.F. Shine Eraser is my new blotter of choice.  At only $1 per package, you can stock up on enough for the entire summer and still have money to spare for all of the iced tea you’ll need to cool down!

Soy Indulgence Moisturizing Candles

Beauty, Beauty Blog, Beauty Blogger, Makeup, Cosmetics, Product Reviews, Makeup Reviews, Raging Rouge, Stumbling upon this locally-made travel candle was luck.  Its small lidded container makes it perfect for mess-free travel.  Light it when you settle into your hotel room for the night to freshen the air and create a tranquil environment.  Before sleep, blow out the candle and use the all-natural wax concoction on your elbows, cuticles or feet.  Anywhere you need extra moisturizing overnight!

Sephora Sun Safety Kit, a $67 value for only $22!

This $22 kit offered by Sephora contains product valuing $67, and contains eight travel-sized sun protection products for your vacation to that tropical destination (all of the products are FAA friendly)!  If the price tag and variety don’t tempt you…  How about this?  Sephora will donate 100% of the net profits from this sale ($18.23) to the Skin Cancer Foundation!

Peter Thomas Roth Age Defense Kit

iconiconNeed an entire regimen to-go?  PTR Age Defense Kit is the perfect travel companion for we 30-somethings.

If you have no immediate travel plans, buy it to sample some great product!  The set includes a 2 oz Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel, 0.1 oz Un-Wrinkle, 0.5 oz Max All Day Moisture Defense Cream, 0.76 oz Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Creme, and a 0.32 Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Eye Cream.

Cosmedicine Healthy Cleanse

Beauty, Beauty Blog, Beauty Blogger, Makeup, Cosmetics, Product Reviews, Makeup Reviews, Raging Rouge, My usual cleanser is not packaged in a travel-friendly size, so I have ventured to other brands to comply with the FAA carry-on regulations.  Cosmedicine Healthy Cleanse is a foaming cleanser and toner in a tiny 1.7 oz bottle.  It’s great for all skin types.  Just shake the bottle well and dispense the cleanser into your hand.  The nozzle creates a rich foamy lather that leaves the skin feeling refreshed.  It’s even gentle enough for eye-makeup removal!

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).   

Trish McEvoy Petite 18k Makeup Planner and Power of Makeup Palette

Trish McEvoy is well known for her amazing skill as a makeup artist and her high-quality product.  But the organizational tools for her makeup line is what really sets her product apart from the rest.  This adorable planner is sized for both petite and mini makeup pages, and comes with a Power of Makeup Palette.  I love how it has handles, for easy carrying.

Dr. Brandt Pores No More

Beauty, Beauty Blog, Beauty Blogger, Makeup, Cosmetics, Product Reviews, Makeup Reviews, Raging Rouge, I am a big fan of my Bare Escentuals cosmetics, and the foundation is just the light coverage I want for the spring and summer. 

But I had a dillemma.  Minearal foundations accentuate my pores.  Could be the product- could be improper application on my part.  Whatever the reason, I didn’t want to give up.  That’s where Dr. Brandt Pores No More comes in.  Smooth the product over the problem areas, and let it dry.  It’s a flesh-colored cream with a powdery consistency.  Apply your foundation over it and voila, no visible pores and the perfect finish we all want.

Available for purchase at Derma Doctor or Beauty.com

L’Occitane Immortelle Creme Mask

Beauty, Beauty Blog, Beauty Blogger, Makeup, Cosmetics, Product Reviews, Makeup Reviews, Raging Rouge, iconHave I mentioned that I have dry skin?  I know, I know…  I rant about my skin like a madwoman.  Every now and then, my dry cheeks need an ultra-moisturizing treat, and L’Occitane’s Immortelle Creme Mask is just that.  It is applied like a mask.  You can either wipe it off after 10 minutes, or just let is soak on in.  I was impressed with the look of my skin the morning after using it.  It was like giving my dry cheeks their own overnight drink of water.

Amazing Moisturizer! Peter Thomas Roth Max All Day Moisture Defense Cream

iconiconI was in the market for a new daytime moisturizer, so I decided to buy Peter Thomas Roth, despite the fact that I had never sampled it before.  Similar to his other product that I have ranted and raved over, I was delighted with this purchase.  The moisturizer absorbs in a flash (so you don’t waste precious morning-time waiting for it to dry).  It has an SPF of 30, so you can be confident your skin is protected no matter what comes up.  Impromptu office picnic?  No problem…

But, my favorite part is this– it is so gentle on the skin, it can be used on anyone from 6 months of age and older.  On top of working well on my skin, I can use this product to protect my entire family!