Monday, October 27, 2014

Which razor gives the best shave????

Gillett Venus Razors:
I’ve been using the Venus Breeze razor with built-in shave gel bars and I have really noticed a difference in the smoothness of my legs! As you know, talking about my dry skin is becoming my favorite subject—rather products that cure my indisputable dry skin. I used the Breeze razor this summer and there was a vibrant smoothness to my legs, even when I forgot to put on lotion—this is especially rare since I shave my legs everyday, which makes them even more prone to sensitivity and dryness. In the past I have always used shaving cream or soap to shave, which more often than not, left my legs looking like a dried up alligator; however, with the Breeze you truly only need water and will see visible smoothness in your skin. I love the Venus Breeze razor! I keep a little one in my travel bad and I use the regular size daily—a blade typically lasts 3 weeks, 4 if I’m lucky; however, it’s worth paying for more blades! Prepare to see results. 5 Kisses from me
$9.49 for a razor + two catridges, at any drugstore

—CM


Venus. Reminds me of my teens. This is one product Carol and I disagree on. I used the Venus Breeze razors for years and I liked them, but I never loved the results. While they did leave my skin feeling smooth, I didn’t think the blades got a close enough shave, especially when I shaved day after day. I use the Gillett Schick Hydro 5 Men’s razor and I am always impressed with the results; it gives a close shave and doesn’t irritate your skin (especially if you are prone to razor burn). I recommend this razor for any woman and even better, the blades last up to a month and come with a moisture strip for added moisture!
3 Kisses for the Venus Breeze, 5 Kisses for the Schick Hydro 5 for Men.
$12.99 for razor + 2 cartridges, found at any drugstore.

—HJ

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Update from Holly! Mira -Curl


Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Mira-Curl: I am not one to buy into infomercials or ads; however, when my hairdresser tried the Mira-Curl on me I was hooked—the world’s first fully automatic professional curl machine is truly a miracle tool. My hair is naturally curly but it usually needs to be tamed with some form of heat—blow dyer, curlers or a straightener to help with the frizz. I love wearing my hair curly but never have the patience for curlers, and, in turn, I resort to a straightener to help with my frizz; however, as we all know, this is the most damaging solution. On the occasion that I do use a curler or wand for my hair, I always end up crimping my hair or burning my neck, both unfortunate and unattractive outcomes. However, the Mira-Curl is now the solution to all my problems. The fully automatic feature creates the perfect curl without crimping or creasing your hair and the ceramic outside protects your neck from unsightly burns. I absolutely love the Mira-Curl! It is quick and easy to use and cuts the time to style my hair in half. It has various settings and temperatures depending on the curls you want and your type of hair. I have used it on all my friends—thick, straight, thin, and wavy hair—and each time it creates a perfect voluminous curl that lasts all night, no hair spray needed! Though the Mira-Curl is on the expensive side, it is an investment you will not regret. I promise, it is worth every penny. The Mira-Curl is without a doubt the best hair styling tool I have ever used and I will certainly be using it for many more years! 5 kisses for the Mira-Curl. $139.99 at overstock.com or $199.99 atfolica.com

–HJ

GIVENCHY mascara gives your lashes a natural look

GIVENCHY Noir Couture Mascara: More and more I see women of all ages wearing a full-face of make-up, complete with big thick eyelashes. Honestly, when you're my age (or, 55+) this look simply does not flatter you. Givenchy has a great wand, the best applicator I have ever used. Three little balls in a row and two above it, I absolutely love the wand, as it’s perfect for reaching the key lashes on the corner of the eye. This lightweight mascara does not weigh your eyelashes down or make them feel heavy; instead, it generates a real natural lash appearance that is beautiful for women of all ages. Like all mascara’s, you have to wipe off the end of the wand to prevent clumps but I love the Givenchy mascara
and give it 5 kisses! $28.50 at Sephora or Nordstroms


Monday, June 30, 2014

A cure for straight eyelashes SHISEIDO, I love you!

 Shiseido Eyelash Curler: I was born with straight, as can be eyelashes that have left me with a constant battle of getting a curl to stay. A lifelong combat of various gels and curlers, I’ve never been able to find a solution for my pin straight eyelashes—and trust me, I’ve tried them all. However, I have finally found an easy solution for all women. I give the Shiseido Eyelash Curler 5 kisses! Here is my trick to getting my eyelashes to keep a perfect curl:
1.First, the Shiseido eyelash curler is a must—this redesigned curler firmly catches each lash at the root, leaving them beautifully lifted and curled.
2.  Second, heat. It might sound strange but this is a life changing trick—heat the curler for 5-10 seconds with a blow dryer then hold down for 20 seconds on each eye. Repeat twice on each eye to create a luscious curl that stays.
3.     Finally, apply mascara. Most people tend to forget to apply mascara to the lashes that corner the eye; however, these lashes can give your eye the bright look everyone wants! So when applying mascara, be sure to pay close attention to the lashes that corner your upper and lower eyelids.
–CM, Purchased for $19.00 online at www.sephora.com
I give this 5  kisses

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

LOVING Yves Saint Laurent face creams !

A couple months ago, my husband and I were invited to a fundraiser where they were giving away door prices. With a weak track record for winning prizes, I didn’t think twice about the door prices as I assumed my luck would continue and I would walk away with nothing. Low and behold, however, I heard my husbands name called out, I screamed when I heard what my husband had won—a bag of Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics and skin care. My luck clearly must be changing. The bag of goodies was brought to the table and immediately I snatched it out of my husbands’ hands. The bag of gold, as some could call it, contained the following YSL products:


 Yves Saint Laurent: Forever Youth Liberator SPF 15 Day Crème
Let’s begin with the beautiful glass jar that the YSL day cream comes in. The jar looks great on any bathroom counter or makeup vanity, as it has a vintage, sexy look. However, the downfall to this sultry jar is the surprising heavy weight—so heavy, that more than once I have almost dropped the jar after applying the crème. 
The cream didn’t seem thick enough for my skin type, so I immediately assumed this product was only going to be useful for its’ visual appeal. After using it for a few weeks, however, I'm in love—unfortunately, though, I’ve fallen for a very expensive product. I am outside often to walk my dogs, but nonetheless, the light cream keeps my skin feeling perfectly moisturized without the greasy feeling. Usually, my skin becomes dry and chapped during the winter months; however, I have not suffered from chapped skin this winter thanks to the YSL day cream. After thoughtful consideration I give the day cream 4 kisses—I would give it 5 if the jar wasn’t so heavy. Moreover, I can't help to think that a significant amount of the price is due to the expensive jar. $150.00
–CM

Yves Saint Laurent: Forever Youth Liberator Night Crème
Unfortunately, the YSL night cream comes in the same heavy jar as the day cream. But, the night cream is thicker than the day cream. It is a rich and velvety smooth cream that doesn’t feel heavy on my skin; a little bit goes a long way. The one thing I don’t like about both YSL creams’ is that the jars look exactly alike. The only way I could differentiate the two was to put a dot of nail polish on top of one. All in all, I like the night cream. It appears to be doing its job, as it doesn’t cause my skin to break out and I wake up with my face feeling supple. Due to the heavy and expensive jar, I give the night cream 4 kisses. $165.00
–CM

Yves Saint Laurent: Forever Light Creator Serum
The jury is still out on this. Fortunately, I only have one little brown spot on my face so it is hard for me to determine if the light creator serum is working. My spot seems to be a little bit lighter, but I’ll have to report back in a few months with a more detailed report. Kisses to come—as I am still testing this serum. $180.00
–CM