Monday, July 25, 2011


Still on vacation, no make up mondays... When I get back I will tell you all about my nasty sun burn....

Monday, July 11, 2011

Oh Aveda, My Super Hero Brighten My Day !!

Anti-aging products and I have a bad relationship history. My need to look younger always leads me down the wrong road with one of these products that promise me the fountain of youth and all I seem to receive is a small puddle of hope in a jar. I think it's an unfair abuse of my vanity, so I avoid skin care sales people and magazine advertisements, stick with basic skin care cleaners and hope for one day I will find a product that will be my super hero-skin care who "walks the walk and talks the talk".

One month ago I had a little talk with an Aveda skin care rep, she sang the praises of Aveda and I did my best not listen. As I rolled my eyes when she talked about how important organic and natural skin care, like Aveda, she caught my interest when she told me about a brightening skin care system from Aveda. She now had my attention, for years I have tried endlessly to lighten and remove the dark spots I have on my face and chin, all from a hormonal reaction from medication. She talked me into buying the "Brightening correcting serum". The correcting serum is a highly concentrated plant-powered brightening blend to diminish the appearance of dark spots and discoloration.

Stuff Inside;
100% naturally derived Plant-Powered Brightening Blend including Ascorbyl Glucoside (a vitamin C derivative), mulberry root, and grape extracts to help diminish the appearance of discoloration and dark spots.

Salicylic Acid and Glucosamine help promote surface cell turnover.

A soothing aroma made predominantly with organic lavender, sustainably sourced sandalwood, organic rose geranium and organic rosemary essential oils also helps soothe and calm the skin.

Information is from the Aveda web-site

The Verdict;
I was very surprised, within one week of using the product twice a day (AM and PM) I noticed the spots on my face starting to fade. Unlike other fading products I tried, this product did not dry my face or was not a bleaching cream. The salicylic acid acts as cell renewal and my dull skin has gone away. I repeat my dull, dry looking skin is gone !! I have used this product now for three weeks and I Love, Love it ! Im so happy I was not cheep and spent the big buck for it, worth every penny. The spots on my left side chin are much lighter, and this is the side that had the darkest spots. I found a picture of myself from six months ago, the spots on my chin where so dark then now you can barely see them. If you're looking for skin lightener serum that will not dry the skin, works deep into the skin tissue to give you a youthful appearance and have dull looking skin like me, this is the one for you.

One Last Thing;
I also bought the Brightening Cleanser, Im also in love with this product too, Shape Magazine 2009 Award winner in skin care cleaners. Aveda has a special online, orders are free shipping if you spend $50 bucks, easy to do at Aveda, you will get two free top rated samples.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Sorry no make up mondays today, have a wonderful fourth of July. We will be back next Monday !!