Fight Acne and Aging with this Duo from Murad

IMG 1416 Fight Acne and Aging with this Duo from MuradMeet my new favorite skincare products:

Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser has an innovative anti-acne treatment technology that continues to work even after you rinse. Plus it does double duty – reducing acne while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.

Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 30 is ultra-light, fast absorbing, and non-comedogenic (won’t block pores or break you out) that defends against early signs of aging with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Its ‘Kombucha Collagen Defense’ reduces the appearance of fine lines for a youthful-looking complexion.

As someone who is battling adult acne and trying to stave off signs of aging, these products are a godsend. (more…)

Break Up with Your Makeup & Win a Trip to the NY Film Festival!

Disclosure: This post was part of the Break Up with Your Makeup program sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Galderma Laboratories, L.P, all opinions are my own. You should discuss any medications with your doctor.
 Break Up with Your Makeup & Win a Trip to the NY Film Festival!
My complexion is far from perfect. Like many women, I struggle with imperfect skin. But masking these imperfections with foundations and concealers can lead to a vicious cycle. Yes, heavy face makeup camouflages your problem areas, but they can exacerbate skin issues, leaving you more dependent on these products.

For many of the 16 million Americans living with the chronic, inflammatory skin disorder called rosacea, makeup has become a crutch rather than a fun accessory. In fact, if you’ve been covering up your facial redness instead of treating it, you are not alone—many rosacea sufferers use cosmetics to cover up redness.

It’s time to break the cycle. Stop concealing and start healing. Mirvaso® (brimonidine) Topical Gel, 0.33%* is one of Galderma’s prescription products, and is the first and only prescription treatment specifically developed and indicated to treat the persistent facial redness of rosacea. Apply Mirvaso Gel to your face once daily and it may start working in as little as 30 minutes. Mirvaso Gel won’t just cover up redness, it may reduce redness for up to 12 hours!

Galderma Laboratories, L.P., the brand behind Mirvaso Gel, is hosting a contest to raise awareness of the condition and to encourage those who suffer from rosacea to “Break Up with Your Makeup.” Submit a no-makeup selfie along with a 100-word story about your experience with rosacea for a chance to win a trip to NYC for the NY Film Festival.

 Break Up with Your Makeup & Win a Trip to the NY Film Festival!

Important Safety Information

Indication:  Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* is an alpha adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent (nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older.  Adverse Events:  In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation and contact dermatitis.  Warnings/Precautions:  Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud’s phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome. Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions following accidental ingestion of Mirvaso Gel by children have been reported. Keep Mirvaso Gel out of reach of children. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

*Each gram of gel contains 5mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://WWW.FDA.GOV/MEDWATCH or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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You’ll Go Nuts Over Yes To Coconut Lemongrass Hand Soap

Yes to Coconut Lemongrass Liquid Hand Soap Youll Go Nuts Over Yes To Coconut Lemongrass Hand SoapAfter an excruciatingly long winter, I cannot wait for the mercury to start rising. Sunning myself on a beach while sipping a pina colada is my daydream du jour, but unlikely of coming true anytime soon. So until then, I’ve been taking imaginary tropical timeouts courtesy of my hand soap.

Yes to Coconut Lemongrass Liquid Hand Soap smells heavenly, lathers richly, and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth – and clean, obviously! And you can also feel good about choosing this soap because it’s 97% natural, petroleum, SLS, & paraben free, cruelty-free and free of artificial color.  (more…)

Head & Shoulders New Moisture Care Collection for Textured Hair

Head and Shoulders Moisture Care Collection Head & Shoulders New Moisture Care Collection for Textured HairI suffer from chronic dandruff and it’s a very embarrassing condition. So embarrassing that in the 7 years I’ve been blogging, I’ve never discussed it. But I recently tried a new line of hair care products that I’m so excited about that I just had to break my silence.

A few months ago, I was in CVS walking through the beauty section – and some cool new products from Head & Shoulders stopped me in my tracks. I was kind of in a rush and didn’t have time to read the backs of the bottles, so I took a photo with my iPhone so that I would remember to investigate later.

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When I returned home that afternoon, there was a FedEx box on my front step. Inside was a bunch of beauty goodies for me to review…including two of the Head & Shoulders products I spied in the store. Turns out the brand has a new collection called Moisture Care, which “delivers enriched moisture for scalp and textured hair.” The product lineup includes a Shampoo, 2-in-1, Conditioner/“Co-Wash” and a “Scalp Soother.” (more…)

tarte Miracles from the Amazon 6 Piece Collection with Bag

be your own tarteist group tarte Miracles from the Amazon 6 Piece Collection with BagTarte is one of my all-time favorite brands, so when they launch something new and amazing, I can’t wait to do my bloggerly duty and tell the world.

A few weeks ago, Tarte gave me an exclusive sneak peek at their Miracles from the Amazon 6-Piece Collection with Bag – and even though I’m a woman with an enviable beauty arsenal, I’ve been using these products in my daily routine ever since.

That’s what I love about Tarte…so many of their products become my instant beauty besties. They’re the “how did I survive my whole life until now?” type of products. Anyway, I can finally dish on this amazing makeup set because it is now available for purchase on QVC and In fact, it’s QVC’s “Today’s Special Value” today. Ladies, turn this Friday the 13th into a lucky day by scoring this bag of beauty goodies. Here’s what’s in the collection:



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