Stila Cosmetics Zappos Exclusive Set

The online giant Zappos is growing by leaps and bounds, now they are selling department store cosmetics, and they have an exclusive makeup set with one of my favorite brands, Stila. The make up kit is a combination of some of their best selling products. The fresh-faced set includes:

Stila Sun SPF 15 Bronzer in Shade 02 .28 oz.
Multi Effect Mascara in Black .54 fl.oz.
Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer in Shade 02 1.7 fl. oz.
Lip Glaze in Vanilla .08 fl. oz.
Eyeshadow Pan (refill) in Barefoot Contessa (shimmering metallic plum) .09 oz.

If you were to buy these products separately they would cost about $120, but the kit is only $40, a very good deal. I use the mascara and tinted moisturizer everyday, both are great products. I just got the Vanilla lip glaze the other day, and it's a very pretty shimmery nude color. It has just a hint of color and I wear it over lipstick for a nice shimmer or alone for a more casual look.

Buy Stila Zappos Exclusive Make-up Kit

Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask

This winter avoid looking older by keeping your skin moisturized. For some of us it's not that easy, as it will make our skin look oily. So a great alternative is a moisturizing mask, used up to once a day. The one I use is Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask. It's a cream-mask that intensively re-hydrates and revitalizes my skin, keeping it from getting dried out in the cold winter months. It's a reasonably priced mask ($35 at Nordstrom.com) that lasts about 6 weeks if I use it every other day. I put it on in the evening, as if I do it in the morning my face looks a bit oily. Don't apply past the brow or eye bone or you could wake up with puffy eyes.

Also it was named a 'Consumer Choice' at Allure magazine

Arbonne Skin Care

I have recently started using Arbonne skin care, particularly the Nutrimin C day cream. It's very light and doesn't leave my skin shiny. It's an anti aging skin care line that has 9 key, active ingredients, including antioxidants.

The NutriMinC® RE anti-aging system for face is a U.S. and Swiss patent-pending skin care system that blends 9 key anti-aging elements to combat the visual signs of aging.

I have heard good things about the Arbonne products among people that use the products. So far, I like the results, but I will know more  in a few weeks. The products are reasonably priced, between $39 - $79. Buy through an Arbonne rep or online.

Dr. Hauschka Radiant You Skincare

Dr. Hauschka Radiant You Skincare is a holistic line that is made from plant based remedies. It has a huge celebrity following, from Madonna to Jennifer Aniston and J. Lo, and we know how fabulous their skin looks. I know...I'm sure they spend thousands on laser treatments and peels, but it gives the line a bit of credibility if the most beautiful use it. The all natural remedies aren't cheap however. The line runs from $35 for toner to $90 for creams and serums.

The company is organizing a new movement like Avon and Mary Kay, getting women to host "Radiant You" parties, where every guest will get free samples in the hopes that the host can secure some sales from the party. The host then gets a portion of the sales. The samples are free if you record the party and put the video on You Tube, otherwise it will cost the host $6.99 per sample. I assume they refund your money once the You Tube video is up in order for the samples to be free.

If you want to get the products but skip the parties, buy Dr.Hauschka Skin Care through drugstore.com.

Kinerase Restructure Firming Cream

Kinerase Restructure Firming cream is the latest and greatest from the amazing skin care company. I am a big fan of Kinerase and have used their skin care treatments for years, not only because they work, but also because they don't irritate my skin. I'm excited about this new firming cream, as I have been beginning to notice the skin around my jaws getting loose. The cream contains LOXL Stimulator, a plant extract, that targets elastin to lift and strengthen skins structure, as well as a mixture of peptides that reduce the look of wrinkles. The formula also contains a moisturizing ingredient so it shouldn't dry out your skin. The company claims visible results in four weeks, but I am always more interested in consumer reviews, and what I found backs up the company claim. Every single review I found gave it five out of five stars, yes,every single one.

Available at drugstore.com, $98.

Patricia Wexler Skincare

I have never personally used Patricia Wexler skincare, but it gets rave reviews from many of you, and I always like to write about any beauty prouduct that gets award recognition. The Patricia Wexler MD Dermatology Fastcription Instant De-Puff Eye Gel won both the 2008 Allure best of Beauty in the Eye DePuffing category as well as the 2008 Best in Show Award from Women's Health.

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