I have been using eye creams and serums since the tender age of 28, and sware it has made a large impact on how my skin looks today. It is important to have a good skin care regime. One should think of skin care regimes as a marathon and not a sprint. We live to be 100 years old these days, and that’s gonna take some maintenance.
One serum I have been swooning over latley is VG Tensil by Biologique Recherche. This serum from Paris smooths fine lines, firms, tones, and helps with cellular renewal. Some key ingredients to this magic potion are hazelnut olgopeptides, rye and manioc extracts.
I apply VG Tensil to my face (avoiding the eye area), neck, and chest area till it absorbs. I may not be busty, but who doesn’t want a bit of firming action? For complete application I use approximately 20 drops, applied to finger tips, pressing in an upward motion for optimal results.
This is one of many serums I like to add into my regime, I may not use this daily, although at least three times a week. Keep in mind, like Saks 5th Ave shoe floor, there are many serums to select from. Serums can be used together for optimal results or separately for a more targeted concern.
I hope everyone has at least one serum they are in love with, and if not feel free to message me with concerns or questions and I’ll be more then happy to steer you in the right direction!
“In honor of the classic cocktail and the city that never sleeps”
Manhattan is Antica Farmacista’s tribute to both is a captivating infusion evoking warmth, sparkle, and mystery. Top notes of zesty Satsuma and bergamot citrus balance the spice and aromatic black pepper. A subtle brandied cherry note is an elegant accompaniment to the rich notes of deep cognac, vetiver, amber and bourbon. Made with a premium, clean burning soy/paraffin wax blend with all-natural, a lead-free wick, and provides approximately 60 hours of brilliant fragrant splendor for the home. Packaged exquisitely, this candle makes the perfect gift for any occasion.
- Burn Time: 60 hours
- Soy Wax
- Top Notes: Amber, Bergamot, Bourbon, Cognac, Pepper
- Size: 3.5″ tall x 3.25″ wide (9 oz.)
ODIN 12 is the perfect Fall scent. A spicy blend of black pepper, rare lacha saffron, warm nutmeg and carnation flower brings a kaleidoscope of images rich in color and synonymous with India. The essence of Lacha is characterized by a deep maroon hue, bittersweet and leathery, with a narcotic nature. A suede accord blended with sandalwood, musk and patchouli provide balance with a long-lasting earthy base.
- Top: black pepper, lacha saffron, warm nutmeg
- Middle: spicy carnation, suede accord
- Bottom: bois de santal, musc, patchouli terreux
Serge Lutens has a history of playful names that subtly subvert the fragrances they’re attached to, but naming a lush, gentle lily after a medieval torture device might take the cake. “La Vierge de Fer, ” after all, translates to “the iron maiden, ” that infamous spiked coffin more associated with heavy metal than French fragrance. But as always, there’s a method to the madness, with La Vierge revealing itself to be a beautiful lily-led white floral whose sparkling aldehydic opening and lightly metallic incense base suggest the maiden’s deadly spikes with a wink and a smile.
“A gorgeous, sophisticated, easy to wear floral”
La Vierge de Fer opens, as we mentioned, with a bright dose of aldehydes, charging the concoction with tingling energy and subtle sweetness. As the floral heart warms, jasmine brings the luscious fullness, while lily provides the edges, fresh, green and yes, lightly metallic. This last, thematically appropriate element is further reinforced with the incense base, while the musk accentuates the sweetness that also carries throughout the life of this fragrance. Sure, we can see the subtleties that must have put a smile on the Serge Lutens team’s faces when they chose to name this fragrance after the iron maiden. But to us, this gorgeous, sophisticated, easy to wear floral is the opposite of torture.
- white musk
This collection aims to raise awareness of protecting wild wolves. 5% of each sale will be donated to Northwest Conservation Group.
From unapologetically smoldering to clean and demure, the limited edition shades can be used to create a mesmerizing range of captivating and enchanting looks. Velvety smooth and ultra blendable, each shade can be worn alone or can be effortlessly layered to create a bold, fearless look.
Midnight: a deep black that can be effortlessly blended into the crease or swept across the lash line as a liner.
Timber Wolf: inspired by the magnificent coats of the timber wolves, the warm pewter infused with soft gold enhances all eye colors. Can be swept across the lid or worn as a crease shade.
Evergreen: a cool, blackened green infused with a hint of mesmerizing jade pearl. Can be swept across the lid or worn as a liner.
Celebrities look better then the rest of us pretty much all the time. What are their best kept secrets? Madeline Stowe’s beauty must have is Jan Marini’s Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33, which offers a broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, controls oil and hydrates the skin. It is also available with a tint.
Sharon Stone and Brad Pitt are fans of Biologique Recherche lotion P50 is like a “miracle in a bottle”. It is a cocktail of acids to help speed up the epidermis’ natural exfoliating process. This life changer lotion removes dead cells and impurities on a daily basis and rebalances the skin’s PH . Once you go to P50, you won’t think of going back.
My favorite one of a kind and best selling product on the market is Valmont prime renewing pack. A mask-cream with a light texture but not greasy instantly smooths and relaxes facial features like a good night sleep in just a few minutes. This is my go to weekly mask for brightening and giving an instant beauty boost. You can leave on overnight and wake to glowing radiant skin. The Valmont prime renewing pack can also be a rebalancing mask which you can apply under makeup for a healthy glow.
Most people realize that flying can cause skin to dry out and you need to do more than just drink water. Apply Valmont Prime Renewing Pack the night before you are going to fly as a mask and then a very thin layer the day of the flight . This will help increase hydrating in your skin before exposed to the dehydrating effects of cabin pressure. These products and more can be found at Rescue Spa.
Hair? Check. Shoes? Check. Skin? Not so much? Whether you have scored an interview for a job you’ve worked your whole career for or are a bridesmaid in yet another wedding we all want to look our best. If you haven’t been keeping up with a consistent ritual, I recommend a facial 2-4 weeks before the event. Never underestimate beautiful skin. It can be your best accessory.
To get started, I turn to some Rescue favorites. First begin with fresh, clean skin. Lait U from Biologique Recherche is a gentle, vegetal based cleanser perfect for removing makeup and preparing skin for exfoliation. Oily, congested and dull skin will benefit from a second cleanse using the 5% Glycolic cleanser from Anthony Brands. Massage in and leave on for 2 minutes for extra exfolliation. Follow with a healthy application of P50 1970. The tingle alone will get you excited for what comes next. Apply a nice layer of Prime Renewing Pack from Valmont, lie down and massage. I like to elevate my knees for a true Rescue experience. Take about 5 minutes to relax and plan your look.
If you have oily skin, Masque Vivant for 15 minutes will liven up most complexions. More combination skins will benefit from Masque VIP o2. (Or you could mix them together for a truly brightening experience.) Complex Royal over the moisturizer of your choice will be sure to make you glow. If you are a nervous Nelly and suffer from hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) Anthony Brands makes a product for you. Apply No Sweat Body Defense to your forehead, back or under your bust to keep you dry and comfortable during the big event. Now, the next part is easy. Take a deep breath and don’t forget to smile.