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What Dry Skin? Juara Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm

Although we are weeks into Spring, wintery temperatures and weather have insisted on interrupting the new season with skin drying and moisture stripping cold temperatures. This has, of course, has made all our skin annoyingly dry and our nails brittle. We know there are many of you out there who are looking for relief from dryness and a hand cream with anti-aging benefits. We’re here to tell you we have the perfect daily hand cream for you, the Juara Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm.

Do you have age spots on your hands? Dry lines and wrinkles on your hands and around your knuckles? Are your nails dry and brittle or are you plagued with rough, torn cuticles? Then the Juara Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm is everything you’ve ever wanted in a hand cream…….and much more.

This incredible hand balm soothes and hydrates parched skin instantly, thanks to its main ingredients of Illipe Butter plus Coconut, Candlenut, and Buriti Oils. Other key ingredients of the Juara Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm include Wild Mangosteen Butter, Rice Bran Oil, Sea Algae, and Oat Bran. It nourishes and mends cracked, torn and bleeding cuticles; it absorbs quickly and leaves behind absolutely no greasy residue; it smells amazingly tropical; it forms a protective film over the skin that lasts through hand washing; it boasts anti-aging properties like fading dark spots and plumps up lines and wrinkles on your hands; and it promotes healthier nail growth.

You will love this non-greasy, concentrated blend of hand and nail loving balm. It will leave you in awe as your dry or cracked hands and nails heal, and leaves you with incredibly soft and supple hands. The Juara Coconut Illipe Hand and Nail Balm comes in a 2.5 oz tube and retails for only $20.00 on www.juaraskincare.com.

We Speak Beauty: Bienvenue à la Beauté Française

As the title says, Bienvenue à la beauté française, which means “welcome to French beauty”. We’re about to take you on a journey to the latest new beauty products from some of our favorite international brands, many of them french. Get ready to drool over the latest from Orlane Paris, Talika Paris, Votre Vu, and Juara Skincare. If you are ready ladies, we say again, Bienvenue à la beauté française.

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The Orlane Paris Powder Multi-Soleil is a multi-toned bronzer with an absolute matte finish. It unifies and enhances the brightness of the skin with its four complementary colors included in the same compact. Get ready for a healthy glow, customizable and ultra-luminous for all complexions. Enriched with Hyaluronic acid and vitamins (A, C, and E), it brightens the face without dehydrating the skin. Paraben-Free, it preserves the most sensitive skins.

The Orlane Paris Bronzing Pressed Powder is an opaque and velvety pressed powder that illuminates the face all year long. The single dose of natural pigments enhances radiance without overbearing. It’s anti-dehydrating formula softens and illuminates the skin for a revealing and resplendent effect. Available in an iconic “galet bleu” compact, Orlane offers 2 additional shades in purse size. Adorned with our seal, it easily fits in all bags.

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The Creme Royale Cleansing Cream, $150.00, for Face & Eyes is the first step in ensuring the skin enjoys all the benefits of Royal Jelly and 24-Karat Gold. It is a soft cream for the face and eyes that transform into a silky oil to bring a sensory dimension to your cleansing and makeup removal ritual. This refined skincare product combines the expertise of a formula to that of a gesture.

The rich and fluid Lotion Royale, $150.00, brings Royal Jelly and 24K Gold with anti-aging and revitalizing properties. It stimulates the natural defenses and the skin’s ability to repair. It protects the skin from aging and strengthens its youthful capabilities, envelopes the skin in a veil of softness and comfort, intensely moisturizes and sustainably promotes the immersion and diffusion into the skin of its active ingredients and prepares the skin for the action of the anti-aging Crème Royale care and enhances its effectiveness.

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Our journey in beauté française continues with the Talika Paris Eye Detox Specific, $55.00, targets dark circles in fair skin, olive, and dark skin. It provides anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits, boosts microcirculation, instantly smooths the eye contour, blurs the light and brightens the eye area, features an applicator that helps to decongest and tone, with Vitamin B3 (in the olive to dark skin formula only) that regulates the synthesis of melanin and soothes the skin.

The Talika Paris Bio Enzymes Mask® Décolleté, $12.00, is made of a bio-cellulose base, the shape of which allows for intimate contact with the contours of the face and neck, and active ingredients that respond to the principal needs of each skin layer. It contains hyaluronic acid and collagen which plumps and smoothes, reduces wrinkles and intensely moisturizes the skin; adenosine, the body’s natural fuel, which pumps energy into the skin cells and combats the signs of aging; a complex of 16 plants (ginseng, mauve, lemon balm, chamomile, etc) to regenerate and brighten the skin thanks to their antioxidant, toning and healing properties; and vitamin B3, which soothes and hydrates the skin and helps to combat dark spots.

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The Votre Vu Duette Luxe Lip Balm and Hand Crème, $36.00, is not a new product but it’s quite wonderful enough to keep praising. This deeply moisturizing lip balm (located in the cap) and a decadently rich hand crème comes in one package. The nourishing lip balm made from coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax gently protects, nourishes and softens lips in every condition. The heavenly hand crème leaves a soft veil of almond and coconut fragrance lingering on the skin. Beautifully absorbed, this special formula was developed to maintain the health, beauty, and suppleness of your hands while delighting your nose with a decadent aroma.

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The Votre Vu Lip Lustre Gloss, $22.00, gives your lips luminous, conditioning color with this good-for-lip formula that boasts green tea extract and nourishing vitamin E. Available in long-lasting colors, you can either wear each shade alone or layer for your own signature color.

The Votre Vu French Kiss Moisture Riche Lipstick, $23.00, offers chic color and Haute hydration. Handcrafted of pure, enriched natural plant waxes and vitamin E, these proprietary formulations protect your gorgeous grin with anti-aging ingredients and SPF 8. Embrace a lush, buildable finish that doesn’t flake or feather.

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We leave the beauté française and journey to Indonesia. Juara Skincare has saved our skin many times and we’re excited about their latest launches, both o which seem tailored made for our problem skin. The Juara Skincare Radiance Enzyme Scrub, $38.00, is a 2-in-1 scrub that exfoliates, cleanses, and refines skin while minimizing the look of pores. This gentle yet powerful scrub features Juara’s skin brightening Radiance Complex to rid your skin of impurities while improving its texture and tone. Your skin is left soft, smooth and luminous with less noticeable pores.

The Miracle Tea Complete Eye Creme, $48.00, is a multi-tasking eye treatment that boosts radiance, firms, and hydrates while minimizing the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. It is formulated with age-delaying Fermented Sweet Black Tea, also known in Indonesia as “miracle tea” or “kombucha”, firming Five Flavor Berry, dark-circle eliminating Marigold, nourishing Illipe Butter, and Juara’s unique Radiance Complex. This rejuvenating eye creme leaves your under eye area revitalized and pampered.

What are your thought on these beauté française products, fellow beauty addicts? Will be you adding them to your daily pampering routine?

Vive La France: What’s New in French Beauty and Cosmetics

Besides having great cognacs, rich foods, and chic fashions, the French are also very much known for their amazing beauty products. French beauty products are known for their innovation and elegance, and as any French woman will tell you, it’s all about the skincare. The French put a lot into creating their skincare products, making them the most effective skincare products in the world. Today we present new launches from some of our most coveted French beauty brands, including Leonor Greyl, Orlane Paris, Lubin Paris, Talika Paris, Juara Skincare, and Antonym Cosmetics.TALIKA PARIS BIO ENZYMES MASK & EYEBROW LIPOCILS EXPERT

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Being outdoors during the Summer months can leave your skin dehydrated and damaged after sun exposure but thanks to Talika Paris, there is a solution that soothes, relieves, hydrates, repairs and regenerates your skin. Inspired by skin regeneration techniques, the 100% natural nano-fiber, Bio Enzymes Mask® After Sun transforms your skin, thanks to hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin, antioxidant alpine flowers, and water-harnessing sugar that stimulates skin’s natural regeneration. Talika Paris is also known as the expert in eyebrow growth, offering the very best formulas for the past 60 years. The French beauty brand’s new Eyebrow Lipocils Expert Eyebrow Conditioning Gel stimulates the growth of eyebrow hairs. As 2015 is the year of thicker, more pronounced eyebrows, using a product to stimulate growth, intensify natural pigmentation, and leave you with more defined eyebrows is key, especially as we’ve previously succumbed to excessive plucking and sun exposure. Thanks to baobab leaf, coleus forskohlii to boost natural color, various peptides, and horse chestnut, you will begin to get fuller eyebrows after 28 days.

JUARA RADIANCE VITALITY OIL

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Although the fountain of youth has yet to be found, we present to you, complete radiance in a bottle in this Juara Radiance Vitality Oil. This light, miracle treatment oil contains a powerful blend of the purest, most precious oils that have revolutionized the beauty world, including Plumeria, Passionfruit, Candlenut, Coconut, Macadamia, Jojoba, Avocado, Turmeric, and Rice Bran Oils. Joining these amazing oils are Vitamin C, and a firming Five-Flavor-Berry Extract that hydrates, brightens, firms, and restores skin elasticity. Although this treatment product is an oil, it is surprisingly non-greasy and great for all skin types (yes even oily skin). You see this combination of precious oils helps to regulate sebum production, which is what all oily skin sufferers, like us, needs. 2-3 drops every morning and night, makes an excellent Skin-Saving Remedy, whenever your skin looks red or feels dry and stressed. Technically Juara Skincare is Indonesian, but much like the French, they take their skin care, and ingredients, very seriously.

LEONOR GREYL BAUME BOIS DE ROSE

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Say goodbye to hair gels that leave your hair stiff, and waxes that are difficult to wash out. You can get the hold that you want without the stiffness and residue, as well as moisturizing benefits. Leonor Greyl has developed a styling product that applies like a styling wax, will not leave your hair stiff, leaves no residue in your hair, and easily washes out. Baume Bois de Rose is a radically innovative hair care product boasts properties of four exceptional active ingredients: berry wax to protect and soften, Brazilian Carnauba (Copernicia cerifera) palm wax, for its structuring power, Jasmine wax for its amazing moisturizing properties, and Amazonian Cupuaçu butter, a strong antioxidant which provides anti-UV protection, and hours of continuous moisturization to the hair cuticle.

ORLANE PARIS TEINT ABSOLU TREATMENT FOUNDATION

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A French beauty must-have, this lightweight treatment cream foundation that moisturizes, protects and regenerates your skin. This foundation that reduces wrinkles, redefines facial contours, enhances skin radiance, and evens out your complexion, while providing a long-lasting, natural satiny, and luminous finish. Tient Absolu contains vitamins and antioxidants to protect the skin without leaving it greasy, it stays on all day, and doesn’t dry the skin. The Orlane Paris Tient Absolu Treatment Foundation is available in four shades:

  • 11 Beige absolu naturalness and elegance for fair skin tones
  • 12 Beige sable enhances tanned light skin tones
  • 13 Beige doré gives a kiss of sunshine to olive skin tones
  • 14 Beige noisette brightens amber skin tones

LUBIN PARIS GRISETTE PARFUM

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Inspired by and named for the fresh-faced, yet risqué Grisette girls of 19th century Paris who would dash from work to bars for fun-filled nights of dancing, drinking, and debauchery, the feminine and floral Grisette by Lubin Paris fragrance is comprised of a variety of roses from Morocco and Bulgaria. Top notes include citrus, grapefruit, and bergamot, the heart or middle notes include Moroccan rose, Bulgarian rose, iris, and incense, and base notes include musk, amber, cedarwood, and Madagascan vanilla. This is definitely not your other’s rose-scented fragrance.

ANTONYM COSMETICS ECOCERT ORGANIC BAKED BLUSH

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If you’re looking for a universally flattering blush that compliments all skin tones, look no further than this rosy organic baked blush. Thanks to the combination of a transparent and colorful finish, a weightless feel, and certified organic ingredients, your cheekbones will be left with a natural flushed look. An innovative baking process transforms the blush crème into a finely textured powder transforming it into an ultra smooth and silky when applied to the skin. The new Antonym Cosmetics Rose color of this Organic Baked Blush joins shades: Copper (shimmery bronze) and Peach (matte).

What are your thoughts on these French beauty brands?

Make Room for these Beauty Products

We’re always on the lookout for the latest in beauty products, and many cross our desk almost daily. While we want to love them all, we cannot but there are several that captures not only our hearts, but our attention as well. Today we share four beauty products that left quite the wonderful impression on us and products we think you should definitely make room in your beauty cabinet, from Dr Splendid, Luzern Laboratories, and Juara Skincare. Today’s products focus on beauty technology for the entire face, lips, eyelash, and eyebrow enhancements, and anti-aging properties. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Dr. Splendid MagiCleanse

After being introduced to our silicone toothbrush, and the benefits of this gentle yet highly effective cleansing technology, we’ve been addicted to products made from this innovative technology. So of course it’s no surprise the Dr. Splendid MagiCleanse, a vibrating, silicone facial Cleansing Brush, is a favorite of ours. With its smart, ergonomic design that is comfortable to grip and contours to your face, this high-vibration, naturally hygienic silicone brush offers gentle, deep pore cleansing in an incredibly stylish device. After using the MagiCleanse, we immediately stopped using our other facial brush, because it always left mini scratches on our skin. With the Dr. Splendid MagiCleanse Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush, there is no fear of accidentally irritating or scratching our skin, no matter how sensitive it is.

With 6,000 vibrations per minute, the MagiCleanse penetrates to release dirt and oil from the depths of your pores. It thoroughly cleanses and refreshes your complexion, can be used daily, boasts multiple brush areas to accommodate all skin types, 15 operating speeds so you can easily find the most comfortable and effective mode for you, and prepares your skin to better absorb your serums and facial creams, so they can work more effectively. We’ve been using it the Dr. Splendid MagiCleanse for the past few weeks and we’re so happy with the results, our skin is incredibly soft, brighter, and of course youthful thanks to this gentle silicone exfoliator. Want to try it out for yourself, visit www.drsplendid.com and use the code OTGL40 to get an 80% discount and purchase the device at just under $40.00 – a very special introductory price, but be quick, because this deal disappears at the end of this month.

Luzern Labs Bio-Suisse Lash + Lip Enhancing Treatments

There are a lot of things you can do in a month, lose weight, pay off a small debt, or transform lips, lashes, and eyebrows. Boasting powerful, peptide-rich formulas with powerful complexes of active bio-suisse botanicals, and vitamins, the Bio-Suisse Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum, and Bio-Suisse Lip Enhancing Treatment will transform your lips, lashes and brows, in a little as four weeks. The best part, 25% of proceeds from the sale of these two products will be donated to the breast cancer fund.

If you’re looking for longer, thicker, stronger, and healthier lashes and brows, look no further than the Bio-Suisse Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum to revitalize the hairs of your lashes and eyebrows to promote fullness and volume naturally. This powerful serum protects the thin skin around the eye from inflammatory hair loss, enhances hydration and shine, supports healthy hair growth, and promotes longer growing season of hair follicles.

Keep your smile youthful with the Bio-Suisse Lip Enhancing Treatment. Boasting ingredients such as Co-Enzyme Q10, Lipo-Amino Acids, Vitamin C, Polyglycerides from Organic Sunflower Oil and Organic Sweet Almond Oil, this age-defying lip treatment rejuvenates the delicate skin surrounding the lips, improving your lips’ shape, suppleness, texture, and volume, leaving you with lips that are refreshed, luscious, younger-looking. Say goodbye to aging lips, and hello to lips that are naturally plump, even toned, and wrinkle-free.

Juara Radiance Vitality Oil

We’re a huge fan of Juara Skincare for their wonderful products that have helped control our breakouts. Juara is a skincare brand we use quite a bit and trust a lot. So when they come out with new products, we have no problem adding them to our beauty arsenal. Their latest launch, Radiance Vitality Oil, is a light but powerful treatment oil that contains a powerful complex of the purest, most precious oils that are super nutritious for the skin, including Plumeria, Passionfruit, Candlenut, Coconut, Macadamia, Jojoba, Avocado, Turmeric and Rice Bran Oils, stabilized Vitamin C, and a firming Five-Flavor-Berry Extract to immediately hydrate, brighten, firm and restore skin elasticity without leaving a greasy feel. This botanical youth elixir provides powerful antioxidant protection that addresses all signs of aging, leaving you with brighter, firmer, smoother and noticeably healthier looking skin. You can’t ask for ore than a wonderful brand and product.