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Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Review - End of April '18

Are puffy eyes a problem for you? Beauty Info Zone may just have found the answer to that problems with John Masters Organics Firming Eye Gel. See for yourself if this meets your eye's needs.

Just in time for the spring and summer no-makeup makeup looks, Too Faced It Just Comes Naturally Collection. See which pieces are worth your hard earned cash from Prime Beauty!

The longest lasting manicure ever. Head over to see how she got a 2 week manicure!

Have a love of all things sweet? Why limit it to just your tastebuds? Jen from The Jedi Wife loves the Milk+Sass Macaron for Hair as a means of smoothing hair and ease of portability. The cuteness factor certainly doesn’t hurt either!

Pammy Blogs Beauty explores Pevonia Skincare. She loves this luxury skincare and body care and has even found a new favorite tinted SPF cream!

We see tools and devices throughout the beauty realm but have you seen on guaranteed to work or your money back? Polarbelle is just two weeks into a trial period with the Trophy Skin RevuvaliteMD and she's already seeing results!

Shipra of Taneja's Bride shares how to enter La La Land with Kathleen Lights x ColourPop Dream St Collection.

Did you know that May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness month? See what Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom is doing to help find a cure.

Lacquered shine, a long wearing stain, and plumping hydration all in one lip product? That is exactly what Dior is offering with their new Dior Addict Lacquer Plump. Christa from Realizing Beauty shares her review and swatches of the innovative new lip product.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

IS TROPHY SKIN RejuvaliteMD A SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT FOR YOUNGER LOOKING SKIN?


Sponsored through MavenX network.  All opinions expressed and my experience are my own honest evaluation.

Scientific advances in all areas of life move at an ever increasing speed to bring us better, faster and more efficient methods of living.  The same is true in regard to advances in skincare and anti-aging treatments.  Creams, serums and devices are better than ever before and many actually work to bring us younger looking skin.  Today I want to introduce you to an innovative anti-aging LED light by Trophy Skin called RejuvaliteMD.   I'm two weeks into my use and already have some opinions and I'm pretty hopeful for what I'll see in the next month, which I will blog at that time.   If you have been looking to purchase this light or a microdermabrasion kit for yourself or someone special for Mother's Day, you can save 15% with the code POLARBELLE.  US addresses also receive free shipping and the code is good thru June 30, 2018.

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It wasn't very long ago that the only way to turn back the hands of time  was a surgical cut and paste.  I love the new easy technologies that provide a less invasive way to have younger, better looking skin.  The claims of the light are substantial.  "RejuvaliteMD utilizes groundbreaking LED technology to safely and effectively stimulate skin healing and collagen production-reducing the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots while improving radiance, elasticity, and firmness. Safe visible and infrared light wavelengths penetrate the skin, stimulating the production of natural enzymes that increase collagen production, reduce inflammation, and improve skin tone and texture." How? "Unlike some devices that use only red light, RejuvaliteMD utilizes four UV-free wavelengths including red, yellow, amber, and infrared light to effectively treat multiple signs of aging."

Some pretty big claims, aren't they?  It claims to be able to help sun damage, wrinkles, lines,  hyperpigmentation and to do so painlessly!  I can tell you it is completely painless to use this light and it only takes 5 minutes per body part that you wish to treat.

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The light comes to you well packaged for safety.  You connect the neck to the base, plug in the included adapter and you're ready to go. The small copper button on the base turns the light on and off.  There is a pair of eye safety goggles that need to be worn while the light is on.  The neck is flexible so that you can move the light to any angle that you need it to be.

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For this testing period, I chose to test the light on my face for obvious reasons.  I chose my neck, which is aging much more quickly than I am due to two extensive neck surgeries.  After my second neck surgery five years ago, I spent a year in a neck brace.  I was horrified by the atrophy of the neck after that year which also caused wrinkles and scar tissue buildup.  I felt it put 10-15 years on me and I'd like to tighten that up, if I can.   My third area of testing is my chest which I'm estimating to be about 25 years older than I am thanks to a severe 3rd degree Mexican sunburn.  I have scars, discoloration and wrinkling on it.  PEOPLE!!!   Wear sunscreen!!!  Don't be dumb like a young 20 year old in a time where sunscreen wasn't the every day item it is now.  If you never had sunscreen in your youth and you can literally point out those areas, this light just might be for you.

You can use the light twice a day if you like.  I've only been able to get in one session per day due to a crazy schedule lately.  I want to make time for the morning session too, but let's face it, if you see my posting times, you'll know morning isn't my favorite thing.  You can use your session for complete relaxation as you close your eyes behind the goggles, or you can use it to listen to a book, a youtube video, or make that shopping list for the umpteenth time.

I use the light relaxing on my bed.  I prop my head up, grab the light and rest it on my stomach.  I bend the light to whichever part I'm treating and go for it.  Keep the light 4" from your skin as you do so.  I don't know if you can tell in the picture but I'm totally eating cookies as I use my light while working on my decollete!  (Wearing a tank top, btw)

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Here I am treating my face.  haha!  You can't see me!!

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There is a 60 day guarantee to work or your money back!!  What?!  No really, this product is guaranteed to work so your purchase is risk free!!  It's recommended to use it for about 2 months to see results.

You may wonder if it's possible to see any change in my first two weeks of trial.  My answer is yes.  I've seen a difference in all three areas.  I am saving most of my before and after pictures for the end of my first 2 months where I think you'll see the most change.  But here is what I've seen.   I've noticed a tightened look in my neck already.  It's small, but I notice it.

My chest is where I've noticed the most change and thank God for that!!!  My skin is smoother and more uniform in color.  I have white scarring all over it from that burn, deep vertical lines from...well, other things on my chest, lol, and a butterfly looking dark patch that is evident on HD film.  I can't see it with just my eyes yet but it is where the awful blisters were from that horrible burn.

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After just two weeks, what I notice is, in particular, a smoother texture.  My skin feels completely smooth.  It had felt like it had some terrain before.  It's hard to describe as it wasn't bumps but it wasn't smooth, either.  The color is more even and the crevasses aren't as deep.  I'm really encouraged.

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These pictures were taken in the same room under the same lighting so I'm not sure why the skin color has come out so differently.  I don't really know if you can tell a difference but in real life, I sure can.  It's a beginning and I'll take it!!

Check back in with me in another month to see where I am then.  In the meantime, you can order any device from Trophy Skin and save 15% using the code POLARBELLE, (good thru 6/30/18).    Here's to hoping I can turn my chest into baby's bottom softness!!

What areas of your body would you like to see younger, more improved skin?  Do you have special things you will be gifting for Mother's Day or any special beauty items on your Mother's Day wishlist?

Sunday, April 22, 2018

UNBOXING IPSY MAKES ME FEEL TIPSY - APRIL 18


April 2018 brought a really cute and stylish bag full of Ipsy goodies. I love this bag so much!!! Pink and purple are my colors and it has the super popular of-the-moment rose gold accents. Too see the goodies I received in this month's Glam Bag, "just keep watching".


The Beauty Spotlight Team For April 22, 2018

If you are seeking a face primer that has truly earned its holy grail status, then Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is worthy of your attention. Not only is the consistency perfection, and the finish flawless, but it plays well with all of the foundations and tinted moisturizers that Lola's Secret Beauty Blog has paired it with, and it really extends the wear-time of your makeup.

Prime Beauty is keeping her blonde tresses free of brassiness with the new AGEbeautiful Topcoat Toners! See her before and after pictures!

Have you heard that Makeup Geek will now be carried at Ulta? It's exciting news for beauty lovers. Beauty Info Zone reviewed some MUG Showstopper Creme Stain lipsticks that would make a great start to your list.

It may be Spring in the Northern hemisphere, but it isn’t exactly feeling that way for many of us! If you haven’t been taking the best care of your skin and want to get your hands and other dry parts petal soft for Spring, Jen from The Jedi Wife has the perfect solution for you! She tested out Zoya’s Naked Manicure Hydrate & Heal System and was pleasantly surprised at just how well it worked from the very first use!

Every launch from Fenty Beauty seems surrounded by so much hype! If you're considering the new Body Lava Luminizers or Fairy Bomb sparkling powder puff as part of your Sephora VIB sale purchases, you might want to see Polarbelle's demonstration to help you decide.

It is time to start thinking about Teacher Gifts and Mother's Day Gifts! Pammy Blogs Beauty has some great ideas from the Soap & Paper Factory's NEW Block Party Collection.

The new Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer is perfect to tackle the humidity and sweat of the upcoming warmer months. Christa from Realizing Beauty shares a review and swatches of all 14 shades of this new lightweight, yet full coverage concealer formula.

Do you ever wonder what ingredients are best to look for in your skincare products. Makeup Obsessed Mom has a list for you based on your skin type.

BeautyJudy picked up six of the new Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses worn and reviewed this week - which one do you like best?!

What is it about glitter polishes that make them so appealing? 15 Minute Beauty shares her favorite polishes that will catch your eye.


Friday, April 20, 2018

FENTY BEAUTY BODY LAVA AND FAIRY BOMB! WHO NEEDS CLOTHES AND ROSE' ON ICE


You guys!!! Fenty Beauty has another release that is creating a lot of hype...the glowing Body Lava body luminizer and the accompanying powder puff called Fairy Bomb.  If you'd like to see a demonstration to help you decide on your potential purchase, you can view the video I made below. I had played with both the Body Lava in Who Needs Clothes and the Rose' On Ice Fairy Bomb several times before I created the video because I wanted to tell you my initial impressions and a few subsequent thoughts.   I found that I needed to apply it in a heavier application for the colors to show on film than how I actually wear it in real life.


Someone had mentioned to me that these would be great for prom season, (festival season, too!).  If you have teenaged people wanting to glow at prom, all they'd need is one Body Lava to split between about 20 kids.  It retails for $59 and contains a full 3 fl oz.  And a very little goes a long way.

I'd love to hear your thoughts below and if you'd sampled either of these two or your favorite way to achieve body glow.

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads - Mid April 18

Beauty Info Zone has some beautiful Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Glosses to show you. The good news is that they are on sale at the moment too.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog can’t stop singing the praises of Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation because this lightweight, light to medium coverage, foundation has a luminous finish that is neither matte nor dewy. It also hydrates the skin, minimizes the appearance of pores, and it lasts all day. It’s perfection! #CHARLOTTETILBURY

BeautyJudy has swatches and details of the new Pixi Beauty Influencer collaboration goodies - and she wants to know, which one appeals to you the most?!

Pammy Blogs Beauty gets her pout ready for Spring with some super fun new lip products from Jesse's Girl!

If you are looking for a new and innovative Vitamin C topical treatment, check out what Polarbelle experience using Vitabrid C12.

Prime Beauty is loving the beachy vibes she's getting from the newest Deck of Scarlet/Roxette Arisa face palette!

Allison from Never Say Die Beauty shares the dynamic skincare duo from Kiehls that she relies on for smoother, more hydrated skin!

Are you getting the most out of your expensive skincare? 15 Minute Beauty shares the correct order to apply your skincare. It really does make a difference in how well your skincare works!

Do you wish you had longer, thicker lashes without having to turn to false lashes or lash extensions? Christa from Realizing Beauty shares her experience with RapidLash and why she can't live without this lash growth serum.


Monday, April 9, 2018

The Proof Is In The Vitabrid C12 Bottle - Not All Topical Vitamin C's Are Created Equal



A little over two and a half years ago, I started using topical vitamin C products and found that my dry skin improved in texture and began to have a natural healthy looking glow.  When combined with a vitamin E cream, the changes I saw in my skin were remarkable.  I recently had the opportunity to try a relatively new form of topical Vitamin C by the brand Vitabrid C12, (.11 oz/ $60).  This innovative product had been awarded the 2016 Trendsetter Award at Cosmoprof North America.

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Vitamin C is used in skincare for brightening and firming of the skin.  In order to be effective, the ingredient has to be potent, stable and able to penetrate the outer layers of the epidermis.  It's not an easy task to create an effective vitamin C topical.   The first problem many vitamin C treatments have is stability.  You may have tried vitamin C serums in the past that oxidized, or turned yellow-orange, in the bottle with time.  It's difficult and expensive for companies to use a form of vitamin C that is stable while being effective.

The second issue many of these blends have is the ability to effectively penetrate the skin.  Not all vitamin C topical skincare treatments are created equal.  Vitabrid has developed a patented technology that combines the C with zinc to stabilize it while allowing the active vitamin to penetrate the skin over a 12 hour period.


In the bottle is the product, delivered in a powder form.  I like that there is a see thru window to keep track of how much is left in the bottle.  To use, pour a small amount into your hand and mix with a serum or moisturizer and apply.  There's a little trial and error as you find the right amount for you.  This bottle should last a month and I'm kind of a miser, so the amount I've used is small, slightly less than an American dime.  Apply in the morning and evening to face and neck.

Put simply, this is the best vitamin C product I've ever used.  As I stated above, vitamin C had radically changed the look of my skin.  It's tighter, brighter and glows from within.  I already felt like I'd found a secret by using vitamin C serums but nothing prepared me for my experience with Vitabrid C!!  In the course of 2 short days, I saw a dramatic reduction in a hyper pigmentation spot that I have on my face.  A dramatic reduction!!  People, I mean the results were even huge in just two days and notably visible.  Continued use made my skin look brighter and less lined.  This product is truly outstanding.  It's definitely worth testing it out to see for yourself.

You can purchase this award winning skin changing product as well as the rest of the Vitabrid line at Barney's.   Do you use vitamin C topicals in your skincare?  What kind of results have you had?


Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads



Allison from Never Say Die Beauty has been having loads of fun playing with the gorgeous new Jesse's Girl GlowStix, crystalline holographic lipgloss in eight 3D shades!

Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom just started using a new personalized skincare prescription that she ordered online from Curology. Stop by to see what it's all about.

Flit into the spring with the ColourPop Butterfly Collection. Shipra of Taneja's Bride shares the entire collection and ways to use the products!

Moisturize in the shower? Yes!!! Pammy Blogs Beauty has transitioned to moisturizing in-shower on wet skin with Jergen's Wet Skin In-Shower Moisturizer. Find out about how this works and how much time it saves Pammy in the mornings!

Prime Beauty got her eyebrows microbladed and takes you through the procedure step by step and shows you before and after pictures.

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog just reviewed and swatched Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow Light to Medium palette, and if you are seeking an exemplary luxe blush and bronzer for the spring and summer– then you need to see this ultra-finely milled beauty. #CHARLOTTETILBURY

Pixi Beauty Skintreats is the star of the latest giveaway on Beauty Info Zone. See what new products you can win as well as learn about some of Pixi's newest beauty products.

Are you ready for summer beauty? Christa from Realizing Beauty shares her review and swatches of the new Dior Cool Wave Summer 2018 Collection.

Justina's Gems covered the Nars Spring Collection. What's your favorite makeup item?

How curious are you about making your eyelashes look longer and lusher? Christine from Fifteen Minute Beauty has the facts you need to know about using lash serums. Will her post sway you to try lash serums or keep you away?

Friday, April 6, 2018

MY EXCITEABLE MARCH BOXYCHARM UNBOXING!!!!!

You may have seen a lot of Boxycharm unboxings this month...but you haven't seen mine! lol. Find out why I got so excited over it. You can see my video below. Boxycharm is a really terrific subscription box and if you can imagine, I only pay $21 per month for everything in the box. Enjoy!

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