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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Juice Beauty

I am so curious about the Juice Beauty organic skin care line! I am very much a die hard Bioelements fan. Why? Because it works like none other. But... Juice Beauty has some intriguing products like Juice Organics Vitamin Antioxidant (you know I'm fanatical about topical vitamins), Juice Organics Light Tint Moisturizer (I'm completely into sheer light weight coverage), & Juice Beauty Green Apple Extra Firming Body Moisturizer (who doesn't want to stay firm?). Juice Beauty is 95% organic, they use all natural ingredients (truly!), and it is made with a organic juice base. Yummy!

This is what Juice Beauty is saying about their product.
We Have:

  • Organic ingredients in a base of organic fruit juices, making our total organic content up to 95%

  • Powerful antioxidant technology, including alpha-lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10
    DMAE, peptides, fat soluble vitamin C and essential fatty acids for optimum age-defying results

  • Certified organic ingredients packed with age-defying potency...powerful antioxidants and polyphenols, essential vitamins, vital phytonutrients and age-defying hydroxy acids

  • Met the strict USDA organic guidelines for all of our certified organic ingredients

  • A strict no animal testing policy

  • A 100% vegetarian ingredients policy

We Do Not Have:

  • Pesticides Petroleum or petroleum derivatives (propylene, butylene glycol)

  • Toxic preservatives (parabens - methyl, butyl, or ethylparaben; dizaolidinyl or imadazolidinyl urea; formaldehyde)

  • Harsh surfactants or sulfates (sodium or ammonium lauryl sulfate; cocamide dea/lauramide dea)

  • Artificial colors or dyes Synthetic fragrances

  • Phthalates or dibutyl phthalate Toluene

Here's a few snippets of what other's are saying about Juice Beauty:

I just have to say, that this is the BEST line of products I have ever used. I am a recovering products junkie, and these products have shown me the light. It took me 10 years to find the perfect solution to beautiful skin, and I couldn't be happier. I also love that I can now effectively feed my skin the same quality as I do my body.


I am ecstatic that I found an organic solution for aging issues and blemish issues! Unbelievable I have wrinkles and blemishes at the same time but I am thrilled that Juice Beauty not only works but that it is pesticide and paraben free!!!

Jackie -San Francisco

I am 30 years old and have been on every acne med there is including accutane twice. Nothing works and about a month ago I broke out with the worst case of acne that was more like boils. ..I tried your Blemish Clearing Serum and it started to work very quickly. In a week my skin was clear again, not red and swollen. I LOVE THE STUFF!


So are you as intrigued as I am? Are you making your things to try list like I have lol? Yea! Well, get your stuff and tell me your thoughts! I'm going to order these products too. I will make sure I tell you the details! If you are or have used Juice Beauty don't hold out, tell me what you think!

Monday, April 27, 2009

As I was doing a little research and debating what topic of beauty I was going to write about, I came across a fun book called Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45 ! Now, I am not over 45 (I'm about 14 years off), and I am not sure how many of my reader are 45 or over, none the less I thought this could be a neat read. Staging Your Comeback has 77 reviews on Amazon most of which is positive and it has a five star rating! I am really curious and excited to read it.

I have browsed the contents through Amazon's "look inside" link. I am really digging a what he says in chapter 1 "Woman today have unlimited options and choices to look and feel young and attractive throughout their entire lives". That is so true! That's one thing I love about my job. I get to help women maintain their youthful appearance, or help them get it back through skin care and make-up.

I will be taking an Age Coaching course through Bioelements this summer. I think Staging Your Comeback will be an enhancement to what I will be learning. I have always strongly disagreed with the school of thought that once you're out of your twenties you're old. How is it possible one is youthful until age 29? That's ridiculous. Besides with great skin care, exercise and good eating habits woman (and men) can look amazing even after 45! In my profession I meet older woman who take care of themselves and they look amazing. On the same note I meet woman who are younger than 45 and look 10 years older because they are not taking care of themselves properly.

So I will end with this, be good to yourself. Eat right, exercise, find ways to keep yourself from being on a stress overload (stress causes breakouts and facial hair growth!), take care of your skin properly, get your rest, and drink water; at least half your body weight in ounces ( it keeps the skin hydrated, dewy, and radiant).

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Beauty Review Junkie now has a store! So fun! You can get cute Beauty Junkie shirts, hats, pins, & other cute stuff. Right now there are two designs to choose from. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Grow Thicker Longer Lashes

I have a couple of clients who are using Revitalash - Eyelash Conditioner - 4.10ml/.139fl.oz.
I hadn't heard about this product until maybe a month ago. RevitaLash is a formula that you apply to your lash line daily & it causes your lashes to grow thicker & longer! I couldn't believe it.

The scoop is that RevitaLash and similar products were developed when glaucoma patients using glaucoma medicinal eye drops were growing thicker and longer lashes! So they bottled up this potion and now are selling the magical elixir. The only draw back that I have heard is that your eye color may change permanently one shade darker.

I kinda like my eye color so I don't think RevitaLash is for me. Besides I steer clear of medications whenever possible. But if your not concerned about any of that it might be worth a try. Revitalash runs on average $150, but I know you can get a great deal on Amazon.

If you are using or start using RevitaLash I would love to hear how it is working for you! And maybe see a before and after picture? To do that just post a comment here or email me at

Monday, April 20, 2009

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Books

Kevyn Aucoin Making Faces Beauty Book was one of the first Beauty Books I owned. It's still to this day is one of my favorite how-to-beauty books. His art work is absolutely beautiful, you will see some of your favorite celebrities (that he made-over of course), and he will show you how to get the looks. If you want how-to-instructions for yourself or you are an aspiring make-up artist, Kevyn Aucoins Making Faces is a must have! He has also written other fantastic books like, Face Forward & The Art of Makeup.

If you need a little cosmetic inspiration head to & get the book used for $9.95 or new for $20 . When the book arrives carve out an hour of your day for the best private make-up lesson with Kevyn himself in the comfort of your own home ;).

By the way I'm in love with, which I only discovered about a month ago. The prices for things are incredible. Especially books. I almost bought a book at the book store for $24. Then I went home & googled it. It pulled up used on Amazon for $1.98!! When the book arrived it was in like new condition. You really can't beat it. So from then on out I have (and will) link most products I review back to Amazon, unless I can find it somewhere else cheaper of course. Doubtful... Anyway, I hope you will find Amazon as fantastic as I do. Have a beauty day!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring 2009 is all about luminous skin & sheer pastel color. This season demands soft smokey eyes, mega lashes, and flawless skin.

Get the Look:
If you've read any of my previous posts you know what I am going to say next... the first step to great make-up is great skin. I'm a huge believer in Bioelements Skin Care. I personally use it and recommend it to my clients. The results are "flawless" skin. So, first things first get a Bioelemements Great Skin in a Box for your skin type then proceed to step 2.

Now that your skin is smooth as a babies bottom you will need a sheer foundation. A sheer foundation is going to even out uneven skin tone & give your skin an illuminating healthy glow. Here are a few to try: (my favorite) Bioelements - Sheer Makeup with Calcium and Lipoic Acid
it's light weight (feels like your wearing absolutely nothing. I call it "your second skin".) It has an amazing sheer coverage, it contains light reflectors that blur imperfections, and skin strengthening-free radical fighting vitamins to boot! I have mine in L-2 & LOVE it. Here are a few others to try as well: gloMinerals gloSheer Tint Base, Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer, Urban Apothecary Supernatural Mineral Sheer Tint, & Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation - 60 Watts. Your ready for step 3!

Now it's time to add that splash of sheer color and create a soft smokey eye.
The goods: You will need a soft pastel blush like Vasanti Cosmetics Blush, a soft eyeliner pencil liner such as Mally Beauty Shaping Secret Eyelift Wand in 3 Shades in soft brown or charcoal, a soft pastel eyeshadow like Givenchy Prisme Again! Eyeshadow Quartet, a set of false eyelashes Japonesque Complete Lash Kit will do the trick, and last but not least a sheer lipstick or gloss such as ck Calvin Klein Fully Delicious Sheer Plumping Lip Gloss in bloom & lip liner by Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Bare. On to step 4.

Now your ready for the application. For a quick and easy spring look, gently sweep the Givenchy Prisme onto your eyelids. Next line your eyes with the Eyelift Wand in either color, smudge lightly to create a smokey effect. Then add the Japonesque lashes. Blend your real lashes and false lashes together with a blinc Heated Eyelash Curler 1 ea. Now sweep on the Vasanti Blush. Lastly, line your lips with the Kevyn Aucoin bare lip pencil & apply a sheer layer of the CK Delicious Plumping Gloss. Smack your lips, give your hair one final adjustment and your ready to walk out the door in your spring glam.

Monday, April 13, 2009

To Brush or Not to Brush that is the Question...

Should I use a foundation brush? I get that question all the time. Although there are many options, my answer is yes use a foundation brush. Reason? For one the application is smoother, you use less product, and it is sanitary. The make up moves through the bristles so not to waste any, unlike sponges and fingers which absorb product (very wasteful). With a brush you can definitely get away with using less than a dime size of liquid foundation, tinted moisturizer, or sheer foundation. Blending is simplified & you can rinse your brush out and leave to dry for your next application, free from bacteria that tends to build up in sponges. A foundation brush is excellent for creme foundations as well!

Foundation brushes are typically made of synthetic fibers however some of them are blended with natural fibers. Either is good. Here are a few of my favorite foundation brushes:
MAC Foundation Brush #190

Bobbi Brown Foundation Brush - Short Handle

Japonesque Professional Foundation Brush

Sephora Brand Professionnel Platinum Angled Foundation Brush #51

Smashbox Foundation Brush 13

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Irresitable Makeup Bags

These makeup bags are just way too cute not to blog about! See for yourself! Aren't they great? I'm so ordering the Gabbi Makeup Bag. Had to share! :)

Bloody Blonde Makeup Bag

gabbi makeup bag

lana makeup bag

M.A.C. Limited Edition Hello Kitty Black Makeup Bag

betty beauty bag

misfit like me makeup bag

The Best Kept Secret

Want an eyeliner that stays on all day? No, not most of the day but all day? Most eyeliners claim to have stay power but don't! I personally have problems with liners because I have oily eye beds. Hence my natural oils dissolve my eyeliner causing it to smudge and run. Grrr... But, I've uncovered the best kept secret! Bobbi brown's gel eyeliners, which come in 14 different easy to use colors. Bobbi Brown gel liners are truly innovative. You have the precision of liquid liner and the ease of a gel-based formula. Plus it's long-wearing, water-resistant, and can be used to create subtle or dramatic looks. Bobbi Brown You ROCK!

If you have tried Bobbi Brown's Gel-Liners post your experience. I would love to hear what you think! Happy lining. :)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Want fab-chic lips? Check out MAC Plushglass Lip Gloss! It's great over any lipstick, by itself in all it's high shine glory, or blotted for a matte look!

MAC Lipglass wears longer than almost any lip gloss I've tried. Although it is thick and not so desirable on a windy day, just blot and your ready to face the wind with no worries.

What's great about MAC lipglass is you can wear it for a day look or an evening look, alone or on top of any lipstick or lip liner. You have so many options! I love MAC Lip Glass because it makes my lips look fuller, it has an amazing high shine, and it wears all day with minimal touch up. Even if you eat or drink the shine off, your mouth will still be beautifully stained.
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