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Micellar Water Wars

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Micellar Water Wars

Every skin care company and makeup brand is jumping on the micellar water band wagon, but don't be fooled by expensive bottled water. Do your research and choose a reputable brand. Micellar water is a great addition to anyone's skin care routine. Micelles are both hydrophilic and hydrophobic allowing them capture and lift away dirt and impurities. Micellar water originated in France and has been used by women there for decades. The harsh Persian water caused dryness and irritation. Micellar water was created to gently remove makeup and impurities without damaging your skins natural lipid barrier. Why is our Cleansing...

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Merle Norman 24k Primer VS Guerlain 24K Gold Radiance Primer

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Merle Norman 24k Primer VS Guerlain 24K Gold Radiance Primer

Why should you prime? Just like priming walls before you paint, priming your skin is an important step. Priming the skin before make up provides a smoother application and a longer wear time.  Now lets talk about gold...yes, I said gold! Skincare containing gold is all the rage currently. Gold is an antioxidant and also has anti-inflamitory properties. These types of products provide your skin with the ingredients it craves and makes you feel like one of the stars. Today I will compare the Merle Norman 24k primer with the Guerlain L'Or primer. Both products claim to restore radiance, firm,...

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Merle Norman Super-Lube

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Merle Norman Super-Lube

Dry skin is the number one complaint I get during the winter months. I know I have been comparing products on this blog lately, but I just can not find anything quite like Super-Lube. Yes, I know what you are thinking, the name is a little off-putting. I am not joking when I say this products has saved my skin this winter! Super-lube is a super emollient cream that moisturizes and protects. It acts as a barrier to seal in moisture and protect dry chapped skin against environmental factors. This product is perfect for hands, feet, elbows, knees and even lips!...

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Winterizing Your Skin

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Winterizing Your Skin

Hey guys! With this cold weather we have been having here in southern Illinois I just wanted to talk about how to take care of your skin in these cold conditions. It is good to switch up your skin care routine with each season. If you don’t that is fine too, but at least try to change up your moisturizer in the winter! With your skin exposed to extreme temperatures, wind, snow and maybe freezing rain we want to make sure to avoid what it can do to our skin. It can make our skin dry, red, and blotchy! Here...

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