For definition, you should use a matte bronzer. For all over color use one with a shimmer. For great bronzing tips from Rain Cosmetic's National Artist go to my Examiner.com Bronzer 101 story.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Summer is almost here. Time to get your feet in sandal shape. Exfoliation and moisturizer is the best way to get rid of dry skin and cracked heels. I was approached by Yu-Be, a tried and true Japanese line to try it out and offer a Travel Pak to my readers. Yu-Be is a glycerin based moisturizer with Vitamin E, B2 and camphor. It does not contain any artificial colors or fragrances and has been a favorite in Japan since 1957.
I tried the Skin Cream, Moisturizing Body Lotion, Foaming Skin Polish and the Heel and Elbow Moisturizing socks. Both the lotion and cream absorb quickly and are not greasy. However, the Camphor makes it smell like Carmex. Yu-Be reminds me of a lighter version of the old cure all, Bag Balm. That heavy petrolatum based ointment cured anything from diaper rash to eczema. But it took forever to absorb and was not pleasant.
Yu-Be is for dry skin, cracked heals and itchy skin and for people who just want a good moisturizer. There were many happy reviewers on Sephora.com, some it even marveled how it helped with their Eczema. I like everything about it, except for the smell. However, I am always looking for simple products without additives, so I can overlook it. You won't smell like camphor all day - the smell dissipates quickly. The Elbow and Heel Moisturizing socks are great because they are not a full sock. Your toes are free and it keeps your feet from getting overheated under the covers. The Foaming Skin Polish is super-moisturizing. The simple ingredients, rice bran, ginger root, ginseng tone the skin while green tea and camphor help lock in moisture. To win a free Travel Set and try it yourself, read the instructions below.
Win this Yu-Be Travel Set!
All you have to do subscribe to this blog and/or Like my Facebook page, and leave a comment telling me "I want Yu-Be!"
Enter by May 10, 2012. Travel Pak will ship directly from Yu-Be.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
These new hair accessories by Amika are a must have! They come in different shades from blonde to brunette. The Petite Bow is great for girls big and small. You can find six different styles at ULTA stores, $12.95-$44.95. Get yours quick, at these prices they are going to go fast!
|Amika Petit Bow, $12.95|
|Amika Braided Headband, $14.95|
|Amika Le Twist, $19.95|
|Amika Mega Bow, $18.95|