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2014 Happy New Year!

 

Do You Want Eternal Beauty?

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart

~Kahlil Gibran

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How many people worry about aging? How many people say “Oh, another birthday, let’s not mention it, at my age I would rather lose count ….” ? Is this what Hollywood has done to mankind? Perhaps magazines? Don’t waste another year, celebrate, you’re BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Don’t you know beauty doesn’t age? Did you know beauty comes from within? When we’re happy, we glow and attract people who are positive and see our inner beauty, which magnifies our outer beauty as well, causing it to stand out while brightening the world we live in! Smile all the time, even when a birthday is approaching, have fun and cherish every moment, your skin will appreciate it too!

Little Secrets about Beauty

POSITIVITY

Positive and optimistic attitude is important and associated with youth, why you ask? According to statistics, it shows younger people have not experienced real life challenges, therefore they may appear happier and more upbeat, making them look younger than what they are … I disagree, there have been many instances where an individual faced a life threatening obstacle, illness, or some type of traumatic experience, but that very same individual chose to feel the pain and release it, leaving room for personal and spiritual growth, equating to a positive outlook in life, and eventually moving on. So, why not begin today, and try to do out best in loving ourselves, our age, our soul, and by doing so, let’s smile, the more you smile, the younger you look!

SLEEP

Dark circles, bags, or both? Don’t rush to a plastic surgeon yet, begin by changing your sleeping patterns. You may see a dramatic change from how you feel, to your complexion. Did you know lack of sleep dehydrates the skin? Causing breakouts, uneven color pigmentation, or/and dark patches in the eye area? Begin today! Promise yourself this now, you’ll do the very best in setting an earlier bedtime, by leaving your laptop on the desk, turn your phone off and don’t watch t.v, meditate, and drift your thoughts and mind toward a deep, sound sleep. Like everything, this too is a learned behavior, you may call it a learning process. Begin today, your goals towards wellness and a more beautiful you!

EXERCISE

Did you know another secret to vibrant looking skin is exercise? Yes, you heard right, exercise helps you feel better about yourself, but it also helps your skin release any toxins via sweat glands. Don’t forget epidermal elasticity, by exercising regularly your body releases natural hormones making your face, neck, and all over appearance look and feel firmer. Give it a try! Exercise your way to beauty!

DRESS TO IMPRESS

Look in your closet, what do you see? Do you like your wardrobe? Or is it time for an update? How do you look and feel? Keep up with changing times and trends! It feels good to look good! Meaning, wearing clothes that fit you, not too loose nor too tight! You deserve to feel and look your best in a casual setting, work environment, or special event, dress to impress yourself! When a person feels good, he or she may smile more, igniting and projecting their inner beauty to the outside world. Life is beautiful, not only due to nature, or things in it, but also because of people who actively make themselves part of it. Live a beautiful life, don’t settle for just “being” there, …. you are meant to SHINE!!!!

These are a few of the many secrets to eternal beauty. Beauty comes from within, make your uniqueness stand out! Your are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Guinot Creme Beaute Neuve Radiance Renewal Cream (CLICK on image for details).

Gently eliminates, through a biological exfoliating action, dead cells which suffocate the epidermis encouraging young and well-moisturized cells to rise to the surface. Restores a radiant complexion and reduces signs of aging, wrinkles and the skin’s small blemishes.

Thank you for reading! Please “Pass the Blog”!!!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Best Eyeliner and Eye-shadow

“The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.”
~ Calvin Klein

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! But isn’t true  beauty also natural? Of course it is! We may cover up blemishes and tired skin with make-up, but we can still look natural and refreshed, right? The answer is always a big  YES!!!

I love make-up. It’s fun and makes me feel pretty. Finding the right products was a little challenging, considering I have allergies and my skin is hypersensitive. My make-up has to stay put for the entire day, or until when I decide to wash it off. Constant touch-up, running eyeliners, smudging shadows, are amongst my biggest pet peeves, and will not stand for them. Does anyone want to look like a losing boxer? What do I mean by that? Hmmmm, walking around with two black eyes? No, not pretty! How about eyeliners that burn your eyes so much, causing them to tear the entire day?  Thanks but no thanks! There are brands which I stick by because they totally work for me, today I’m going to share them with you.  Please CLICK on images for product details and ordering.

1. CHANEL Quadra Eye Shadow – Spices

One essential compact offers unlimited eye looks, with shade combinations that range from matte to satin to shimmer. Versatile smudge-proof formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour, all with long-wearing results — in even extreme climates. Dermatologist tested.

  • Use one color only for a soft, natural look, two colors for contrast.
  • For a more sophisticated contrast effect, use three or four colors.
  • Moisten color with a clean cotton wool bud dipped in Toning Lotion, to enhance the hold of your makeup.
  • Can be used as an eyeliner, emphasizing the eye in a toning shade.

2. CHANEL Quadra Eye Shadow – Reflets

One essential compact offers unlimited eye looks, with shade combinations that range from matte to satin to shimmer. Versatile smudge-proof formula can be applied dry for subtle shading, or dampened for more intense colour, all with long-wearing results — in even extreme climates. Dermatologist tested.

  • Use one color only for a soft, natural look, two colors for contrast.
  • For a more sophisticated contrast effect, use three or four colors.
  • Moisten color with a clean cotton wool bud dipped in Toning Lotion, to enhance the hold of your makeup.
  • Can be used as an eyeliner, emphasizing the eye in a toning shade.

3. Christian Dior Eyeliner Waterproof – 594 Intense Brown – 1.2g-0.04oz

Finally, a long wearing eyeliner that’s not afraid of water. Each classic shade glides on with precise, mistake-proof ease.

  • This easy-glide eyeliner formula allows for maximum comfort and outstanding staying power, while its integrated sharpener makes it a practical beauty essential.
  • Darker shades add intensity to the eyes, while lighter shades add luminosity.

4. Stila Smudge Pots Liner, Black Cat, .14 oz

One of Stila’s most popular products just added a new shade – Black Cat with champagne shimmer!  Use this limited life shade to create that perfectly defined, sultry eye look that lasts throughout the day.

The Smudge Pot formula is a long-wearing, highly pigmented gel eye liner/shadow formula that allows the precision of a liquid liner or wet shadow, with a soft, modern finish.  The comfortable light-weight formula is perfect for lining, blending, and creating a lash-thickening effect without smudging and smearing.

  • Transfer and smudge-resistant
  • All-day wear
  • No clumping or flaking
  • Easy to apply for lining, blending and lash-thickening
  • Contains a blend of golden, champagne shimmer

Thank you for stopping by, please don’t forget to “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L., Savvy Rules and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Five Awesome Products Part 1

Summer is fast approaching, are you ready to unleash the Goddess in you? Have you purchased the bare necessities to a more beautiful, sexy, and stylish you? If not, don’t worry, it’s never to late to shop!

Today, I’d like to share with you, my top five products. For product information, purchasing, and shipping  please CLICK on the product  image of your choice.

1. The Multiple Multi-Purpose Stick

NARS – $39.00

Orgasm:  Peachy pink with shimmer

The original multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body.  Its unique, creamy formula blends effortlessly to provide sheer color for creating shimmering accents, contours or dynamic highlights on all skin tones.  Creates perfect, glowing complexions and is conveniently designed for failproof application.

  • The original multifunction color stick
  • Mistake-proof color; quick and easy to apply
  • Sheer, natural finish for eyes, cheeks and lips

2. Classic Lip Gloss with Timestrip Technology

CARGO – $22.00

Whistler (sheer pinky peach)

The same classic CARGO Lip Gloss formulation favored by make-up artists and celebrities is now packaged with a convenient Timestrip® component so you can monitor its freshness.  What’s more, the iconic, award-winning and non-sticky CARGO Classic Lip Gloss formula is now paraben-free.

Why  Timestrip™?

  • Cosmetics, like food, have an expiry date.  For lip gloss we recommend keeping it for nine months after opening.  But how can you remember how long it has been open?  That is where Timestrip® comes in.
  • Timestrip® is a strip that remembers when a product was first opened and alerts you when it is no longer wise to use it.
  • Simply insert the Timestrip® into the cap and it is immediately activated.  As the months go by the Timestrip® window gradually turns red.  When the entire window is red it is time to replace your gloss!!

Features:

  • CARGO’s iconic, award-winning formulation in a convenient tube and want format with a cap that features the innovative Timestrip® Technology
  • A silky, hydrating and non-sticky texture that is synonymous with our glosses and is a favorite with clients, make-up artists and celebrities alike
  • Nourishing ingredients care for sensitive skin
  • Available in 8 pretty shades – Dusseldorf (shimmering mauve pink), Venice (shimmering brick),Alexandria (soft neutral pink), Tobago (soft melon), Big Sur (pink coral), Luxor (copper),Whistler (peach champagne)

Key Ingredients – Paraben Free:

  • Rosemary:
    • Rosemary extract is known as an effective antioxidant, helping to fight the damaging effects of free radicals
    • A wonderful conditioner for the lips, providing moisturizing and soothing benefits
    • Contributes to our lip glosses smooth, non-sticky formulation
  • Sunflower Seed Oil
    • Expressed from sunflower seeds this nourishing oil acts as a barrier to protect skin from the environment
  • Vitamin E
    • A powerful anti-oxidant that helps the skin fight the damaging effects of the environment
    • Helps to moisturize the skin and sooth dry lips

3. Narrow Glammed Up Leather Headwrap

L. Erickson – $54.00

The L. Erickson Glammed Up Leather Headwrap will attract attention with its sparkling crystals and metal chains.

This eye-catching piece boasts a Genuine leather band for added glamour. Promises to update your style and show off your no fear attitude. Thick elastic closure for a firm, long lasting hold.

Product Features:

  • Imported by L. Erickson
  • Genuine leather, chain and crystals
  • For all hair types
  • Indie chic attitude
  • Dimensions: ¾”

4.  Medium Flat Pouch

Stephanie Johnson –  $20.00

The Stephanie Johnson  Flat Pouch, Main Street Orange

Evoking a 1950’s-era soda fountain, back-to-basics zip pouches in Main Street Orange pay homage to vintage Americana. Ultra-sleek medium size flat pouch provides hassle-free storage for hair ties, band-aids, makeup essentials and even jewelry.

Product Features:

  • Luscious cherry patent sparkle PVC lined in copper nylon.
  • Accented with our signature gold “S” logo studs.
  • simplicity never looked so stunning!

5.  Sunglasses

Prada Brown Lens, Brown – $245.00

PRADA  22MS Sunglasses, Brown Lens, Brown 1 p

The hallmark styling of this world-renowned fashion leader denotes high quality with a dedication to innovation and a strong tradition of craftsmanship.

Prada is synonymous with an understated style that has always anticipated, and often dictated, new trends. Prada sunglasses use only the finest materials to strike the ideal balance of form and function.


Thank you for stopping by and reading. If you ended up shopping with us today, thanks for your valuable business! Come back again and don’t forget to “Pass the Blog”!

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010 – 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original 

The Benefits of Stressing Less

Stress Less and Live Longer!

Do you feel stress is manageable? How important is breathing? Do you believe in candle therapy? Please continue reading! Implementing a few techniques could be the answer in continuing your path towards a more happy and relaxed life!

Stress is classified as the “silent killer”, many problems derive from it, ranging from skin disease to heart attacks, including acne! Why not learn a few helpful alternatives, implementing them in our everyday life? Let’s transform our lives from chaotic to peaceful, you may ask yourself how?

Simply follow my favorite steps below! Easy 1-2-3 and 4!

Breathe in, and exhale your worries away

Taking deep breaths in and exhaling, is the first step to relaxation. This basic technique increases oxygen levels by clearing

Light your way to relaxation with aromatherapy

Massage and let your circulation increase oxygen to your mind and body

Massage face, neck and ears

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010- 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

The Secret of Skin Nourishment

My mother is by far one of the most beautiful, healthy, and intelligent woman I have ever met, she looks amazing, she’s funny and witty, with a sharp mind. I know, some of you may think “Of course you think that, she’s your mother …. ” , but that’s not the case.  Yes, I love her dearly, looking at her from a stranger perspective she has beautiful skin, a head of healthy and full hair, and a stunning shapely body.

What I’ve learned through the years is “Our body is an amazing machine, and it is our duty to keep it healthy”.

Still with me here? …. Good! What is the secret to amazing, supple, and radiant skin? Good nutrients of course! Small changes to our diet make a world of difference, and it’s never too late to start 🙂

Good nutrients are proteins, vitamins, essential fatty acids, and minerals. My mom loves raw almonds, they are high in mono-unsaturated fats, vitamin E and one of the best sources of vegetable protein; eating a handful of raw almonds every few hours will help stabilize blood sugars and boost your energy.

Making your own trail mix is fun and a healthy snack

  • 1 cup  raw almonds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins (I prefer golden raisins)
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries and pomegranate seed (or cranberries)

You can find all of  the ingredients at your local health food store, we prefer Whole Foods.

Refined sugars have negative effects to our health, they inhibit white blood cells efficiency, (which help fight bacteria and infections), avoiding these sugars from our daily diet are imperative to our overall well-being, e.g., will help boost your natural energy, decrease blood fats, including the slowing down of the skin aging process.

I would like to thank my mom for sharing this valuable secret to a more beautiful and radiant skin, which now I’m sharing with you!  🙂

 

Thank you for reading, feel free to comment, and as always …..  “Pass the Blog“!

© Anna L., Savvy Rules and A Blissful Skin 2010-2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Stress Less

Stress Less and Live Longer!

Do you feel stress is manageable? How important is breathing? Do you believe in candle therapy? Please continue reading! Implementing a few techniques could be the answer in continuing your path towards a more happy and relaxed life!

Stress is classified as the “silent killer”, many problems derive from it, ranging from skin disease to heart attacks, including acne! Why not learn a few helpful alternatives, implementing them in our everyday life? Let’s transform our lives from chaotic to peaceful, you may ask yourself how?

Simply follow my favorite steps below! Easy 1-2-3 and 4!

Breathe in, and exhale your worries away

Taking deep breaths in and exhaling, is the first step to relaxation. This basic technique increases oxygen levels by clearing

Light your way to relaxation with aromatherapy

Massage and let your circulation increase oxygen to your mind and body

Massage face, neck and ears

© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010- 2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

The Secret to a Perfect Brow Shape

Grooming your Brows to Perfection


How many out there have perfect brows? Look around, pay attention, then answer ….. are you happy with your own shape? Do you suffer from “The parting of the Red Seas” syndrome? Maybe your brows are non-existent? Perhaps you have the permanent surprised, or shocked look?

Brow shape dilemma is a problem affecting males and females across the globe. Yes, I did include males as well. Have you ever encountered a man with ridiculously arched brows? One of the many thoughts that come to mind is : “Bad, bad, bad aesthetician!, what on earth were you thinking????”.

My passion for skin care goes beyond products, treatments, and advice, I truly love eyebrows, and to see individuals walking around with butchered brows is heart breaking.

Are you aware that eyebrows are the frame of the face? Do you know they alter your look? Also, do you realize that poorly groomed brows diminish your best facial features? Just find out for yourself, observe by taking a good look at everyone’s brows, I would like for you to return to my web-page and leave a feedback about this topic.

I will post a few images of poor looking shapes, please understand that ruining your shape takes A LOT of effort, unlike grooming, to over tweeze, wax, or thread, one must go out of his or her way in order to accomplish these sacrilegious, horrific, beauty faux-pas!

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Winter Skin

Wind, snow, and rain are elements which contribute to chapped skin and lips. How can one avoid the constant peeling, burning, and redness look? Simple,  moisturize!

Keep your body hydrated, use chap-stick, and use a good moisturizer. Personally speaking, my poor lips feel the effects from our crazy weather year around, not fun!

Below I’ve listen the few products I adore!

Nivea Lip Care

Burt’s bees hand moisturizer


Thank you for reading, and as always “Pass the Blog”!


© Anna L. and A Blissful Skin, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Anna L. and A Blissful Skin with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.