Monday, June 4, 2018


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

It was just six weeks ago that I brought you an introductory post regarding the Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD, an LED light that made BIG claims.   "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."  You might remember that I had a pretty decent code for you to treat yourself or someone else to this light or a microdermabrasion kit, saving 15% off with the code POLARBELLE, (thru 6/30/18).   I also promised to come back in two months with my results....remember this device is guaranteed to bring change within two months or your money back.  So, did it?


The light comes to you in a nice box, with eye goggles, and is easily assembled by twisting together.  It makes it perfect to travel with, too, being lightweight, easy to store and also to put together.  The RejuvaliteMD is easy to use and painless.   It only takes 5 minutes per body part that you wish to treat.  It can be used as often as twice a day or as little as three times per week.  I used it just about every day, except days of extreme laziness or excessive early sleepiness.  I'd say my usage was over 85% of the two months that I've had it.

I chose to treat three areas; chest, neck and face.  I find it delightfully relaxing to go to my bedroom, prop myself up all comfy like, turn on a youtube video to listen to, and treat myself to sitting still for 15 minutes.  It's such a treat to take that time to relax and rejuvinate without all the hectic mom/wife stuff that needs to be done.   The time can be used for relaxation and breathing techniques...things that we never seem to get enough time to do.  Life is BUSY!  Take a few minutes to renew and why not treat your skin at the same time, right?  In the picture below, I am treating my chest, snacking and listening to Friends on tv.


Let's talk about my results.  Is this anti-aging tool worth it?

Area 1:  The Face.  What I've seen is increased structure and definition that looks less droopy.  That is everything!!!!  I also see a reduction in the number of wrinkles on my hooded eyelids.  One eye had three wrinkles and the other had two.  Each has reduced by one.   I didn't feel it quite right to bring you before and after pictures because I've had Botox along the way, which might cause you to doubt what you see.  In full disclosure, my Botox treats an errant nerve pattern in my head caused by neck trauma and isn't the usual pattern that people receive Botox for wrinkles.  However, just mentioning it would cast doubt on my pictures validity with some readers.  Additionally, I had a gluten contamination that caused awful facial sores around the time I was taking before pictures and I elected to keep my face out of the photos for posting purposes.  Nobody wants to see that with no concealer!!

Area 2:  The Neck.  As I mentioned in my previous post, I have had significant neck trauma, including two major surgeries.  Summed up, it's a mess.  It looks much older than I am physically.  Here is my before picture:


Something that I noted in my neck "before" picture was that my thyroid was swollen.  I'm so thankful to have done these pictures so that I could follow up with my physician.  I found out I'd been under medicated and am in the process of adjusting my dosage.

Here is my neck picture after two months of use.


The results of my neck that are most obvious are twofold.  (My thyroid is still a little puffy but it's coming along.)  First of all, in the area between the tendons right above my scar, it is tightened and more defined.   The major mid-neck wrinkle isn't as deep!  I have better definition of the jawline which helps to define the neck structure.  Some of that sag is coming back up!!!  Gravity, be damned, because I have RejuvaliteMD!!

Area 3:  The chest.  This is the area that I'm most excited to share with you.  I had been bemoaning my poor decision as a 19 year old to stand in the Carribean ocean for a couple hours because I was hot and didn't know about sunscreen.  I blistered badly on my chest.  It's left scars and discoloration.  It's true when they tell you that one bad sunburn can ruin your skin.  But there is now hope!!

I had deep grooves and a bumpy skin texture akin to an orange.  My skin folded badly at the base of my neck when I put on a bra or put my arms together across my breasts.  It was like you could float a kayak in those grooves!!


Two months later, my skin is baby smooth!!  The uneven color is greatly improved!  Keep in mind, too, that it's uber sunny in Phoenix at this time of year.  I do use sunscreen but because I'm outside at least a couple of hours a day for exercise, I still pick up some color.  Especially when I catch up with chat time with my friend as we float around and solve each other's problems, lol.


The skin on my chest is SO smooth now.  The bumpiness was pretty embarassing to me before I started using RejuvaliteMD.  The deeply etched crinkles when I moved my arms together went from my neck all the way down my chest.   I still have crinkles but I definitely have fewer and they're not as deep.  These results have increased my self confidence in walking around town like you just wouldn't believe!!  I'm excited and happy!  I also have a more even tone.  I can barely see that butterfly shaped dark spot showing up on film anymore.

I think you just can't lose when you pamper yourself by using this light.  It's guaranteed to improve your skin in two months or your money back.  I saw results beginning by two weeks!  My skin in all three areas is tighter, smoother, wrinkles aren't as deep, and the coloring is more even.  Will I continue to use this?  Heck yeah!  I'd be stupid not to!!

Don't you think you'd love to take a few minutes a day for pampering that turns back the hands of time?   Do you know a harried mom or dad who could use a few minutes of quiet pampering time?  It would make an excellent gift.  If you order a Trophy Skin RejuvaliteMD or microdermabrasion tool, use the code POLARBELLE and save 15% off your order.  Free shipping in the U.S.  60 Day Guarantee on all items purchased on

This light absolutely has worked for me in all areas I've used it and I'll continue to do so as part of my anti-aging regimen.   I'm thinking about testing it on my hands to see what that would do.   My veins have been really sticking out lately but being super hot in Phoenix, that's to be expected.  While I don't have any dark spots yet, I think I might be able to do some good preventive work with this light.  Could you see yourself relaxing behind this light in your future?

Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly

Prime Beauty says Winky Lux has fabulous formulas, affordable prices and fantastic packaging, what more could a beauty junkie want? Check out their darling lipstick kits!

In anticipation of summer, Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is sharing the covet-worthy Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzers & Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Glow. One look at the swatches, and you will see why we're obsessed with these gems! #HourglassCosmetics #CharlotteTilbury

A lip facial? Pammy Blogs Beauty discovers Sara Happ lip products and transforms her lips!

Never Say Die Beauty reveals what she got in her April and May Sephora Play bags, and how she feels about the $10 monthly subscription!

If you agree that wetness belongs in the pool, not under the arms, you should see what Polarbelle's hubby has to say about It.

Are you a believer that makeup should be fun? Marcia from Beauty Info Zone shares the newest fun items from NUEST with you that will create a fun look and attitude.

Have you ever considered the Temptu Airbrush System? Do you think it would make your skin look as beautiful as it can? 15 Minute Beauty was intimidated by it at first but has she changed her mind?

If you prefer natural skincare then you'll want to see the products that Makeup Obsessed Mom is using to treat acne, wrinkles and more.

Monday, May 28, 2018


Sometimes a product rolls across the desk at Polarbelle Headquarters and my Associate Product Tester and Business Analyst will get grabby hands to test it.  Such was the case when Ban Roll-On Antiperspirant Deodorant, (3.5 oz / $4.29),  arrived.

Just when you think your guy can't possibly surprise you, he does.  He has used Old Spice stick deodorant for decades.  But being the good sport I am, I tossed it to him with a wink and a nod and told him "go for it, kid".

Ban has the roller ball delivery that you'd expect from the name and to my surprise, my husband said he prefers this application.  I just thought of us as stick people so his reaction really surprised me!!  It turns out, after all these years, my hubs is a roll-on man!!! And Ban Roll-On Antiperspirant Deodorant is his product of choice.

 He loves the roller ball for many reasons; the first is the ease of application.  He said the ball rolls easily and smoothly unlike his stick, which tended to have a bit of drag.   The application goes on wet, (which you'd expect from a fluid), and he loves that because you can easily tell if you've covered the armpit.  With a stick, sometimes coverage wasn't complete which would come with a sad realization later in the day.

The deodorant dries quickly, which he's also a big fan of.  He enjoys the nice mild pleasant fragrance and remarked that even with as light as it is, it dissipates quickly so as not to be bothersome.  Best of all, one application of the deodorant lasts all day.  A quick wiff of a manly armpit reveals a light pleasant scent and confirms his testimony.

Has he made me a believer?  Yes, he sure has!!   He's quite enthusiastic about this antiperspirant/deodorant!!

The ingredients:

You can find Ban Roll-On at any drugstore or mass merchant as well as on Amazon.   Learn more on the Ban website.  Am I going to try it based on his review?  You bet I am.   Have you tried Ban Roll-On?  What was your experience?

Thursday, May 24, 2018


Hello friends!!   I recently returned from a whirlwind trip to New York to attend The Makeup Show.  There were three days worth of activities, shopping, teaching and meetings, and every moment was just spectacular.  It was incredible to me to be surrounded by artists all weekend and people who understand the love and passion I have for color and makeup.  I spoke to seasoned famous artists as well as to beginners.  Each were absolutely excited to be there and experience all the show had to offer.  It was just everything to me to be in such an artistically supportive all-encompassing environment.  I'll be floating on my artist's high for quite awhile.

When I returned home, I had pressing contracts and events I had to attend to before I could sit down and tell you all about the show.  I'll be covering everything here and on youtube as well in an ongoing fashion.  To open, I'd like to share the official press release from The Makeup Show, NYC as well as some pictures I took throughout the weekend.


Community, networking, education, and inspiration remain the best four words to describe the largest pro makeup event in the United States. 

NEW YORK, NY (MAY 2018) – The Makeup Show NYC, took place on MAY 6 th and 7 th at Metropolitan Pavilion. This year, the show brought a great platform for attendees to network, learn, get inspired, receive amazing deals on some of the top brands in the world, and so much more!

Shelly Taggar, Owner of The Makeup Show states, “The Makeup Show is so much more than just a trade show. It is a place for artists to network, shop, take classes, set new beauty trends in the industry, and for top brands to launch new products to the pro community. With our increase in education this year there was an even stronger sense of community and inspiration for artists. Our goal for the show is to continuously change people’s lives by creating new opportunities and inspiring artists to advance in their careers. I’m very proud of what this show has become and look forward to continuing to achieve these goal in Orlando, Chicago, and Los Angeles.”

 Below you will find a snapshot of what the weekend offered.

The Makeup Show NYC Highlights 

The Makeup Show NYC kicked off on Saturday, May 5th with The Beauty Brunch and Marc Jacobs “Meet the Artist” pre-event. These exclusive events gave attendees the opportunity to meet and network with artists, industry insiders, and top brands, in a more intimate setting. Not only did guests get to socialize and enjoy a cocktail with their idols, they received a gift bag filled with the pro community’s favorite products. The events were well attended by some of the biggest names in the industry, including Sarah Tanno, Kristofer Buckle, Hung Vanngo, Charlotte Willer, Kabuki, Miss Fame, Jordan Liberty, Roshar, and so many more.

(Here I am creeping on Jordan Liberty after the Marc Jacobs Event)

(Jordan was very kind to let me disrupt his lunch to fawn all over him. :)

This year the show featured more than 90 top beauty brands including: Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsors Crown Brush, Silver Sponsors, Frends Beauty, KISS, and TEMPTU, Supporting Sponsors, Smashbox, MustaeV, GLAMCOR, INGLOT, and Alcone Company and Contributing Sponsors NYX Professional Makeup and Pinnacle Cosmetics. Brands from Danessa Myricks Beauty, Breakups to Makeup, Rebels and Outlaws, and black|Up all used the show as a platform to launch and showcase new products to the pro community.

(The new incredibly creamy long wearing artist's pencils from Make Up Forever)
(Inglot was MOBBED due to the new JLo Collaboration)
(Veil Cosmetics released their new primer at TMS NYC)

The Makeup Show continues to set trends in the beauty industry! This years show was no exception with rose gold product launches, new brand collaborations, and glitter everywhere !

The legendary Pat McGrath hosted a Casting Call for new talent exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC! Artists lined up with portfolios in hand for a chance to be considered and to have the opportunity to interview with the Mother herself!

“Shades of Beauty” Art Gallery made its debut at The Makeup Show NYC! This gallery featured Danessa Myricks and Moshoodat Sanni, two individuals who have inspired us to embrace the artistry of makeup. With their insight of the elements of makeup and fine art, each of these women gave inspiration with every color chosen, every line drawn, every shape and texture.

(Shades of Beauty was the most incredible display of makeup art that I've seen.  I could have spent hours studying the techniques, colors and textures.  This collection proves that "skin is IN".  Sadly, pictures just couldn't capture what I saw with the naked eye but the pics will just give you a little idea of what was there.  The spotlight made for visual perfection in person but rough for photo capture.  You can see more images on my Instagram.)

Shades Of Beauty
(Art by Danessa Myricks.  Look closely at the use of violet on the shoulders and neck.  Stunning use of tone and highlights.)

Shades Of Beauty
(Queen by Danessa Myricks)

Shades Of Beauty
(Artwork by Moshoodat Sanni.  Stunning!!)

Shades Of Beauty

Shades of Beauty
("Bare Your Soul 2" by Moshoodat Sanni)

The Makeup Show NYC also featured a stellar lineup of today’s greatest celebrity artists in a series of keynotes, workshops, and seminars. A few in attendance included Bobbi Brown (bonus: she signed copies of her book to a long line of attendees!), Miss Fame, Elizabeth Scherle, Kevin James Bennett, Jordan Liberty, and more. These speakers shared their secrets to success, techniques, tips and more.

(Bobbi Brown inscribing a book to li'l ol ME!)

The Makeup Show’s Director of Education & Artist Relations, James Vincent took attendees on a beauty tour to some of his favorite makeup destinations. They grabbed a glass of bubbly and hopped on the bus through a ride around Manhattan, making stops along the way at all of James’ favorite makeup haunts.

Metropolitan Pavillion

About The Makeup Show NYC

The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels from LA, NYC, Chicago, Dallas, and Orlando. Bringing each destination over 60 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional. Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business. You can also stay up to date on the hottest show news on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

To stay update to date on The Makeup Show news, participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit

I hope you'll come back to read my continuing serious on The Makeup Show NYC. I'll send my youtube vidoes here as well so that you don't miss out on one spectacular moment I experienced during the show. My thanks to Shelly Tagger and Melody Joy PR for this incredible show and opportunity. I have SO much more to come. What are you most excited to hear about from my time in New York?

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