Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Covergirl Peach Punch Collection VS Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Plus Buxom Sexy Smoky Liner

There is a new video on my youtube channel today.  It features items from the Covergirl Peach Punch Collection that I picked up at Walmart, as well as comparisons to the TooFaced Sweet Peach palette, a cult classic.  I have also tried the new Buxom Cosmetics SexySmoky kajal liners for the very first time and I can say, with authority, that everyone will love this liner!!  One doesn't need to be a liner expert to work a nice fuller lash line with this one.  Even if a liquid liner is your jam, I think you'll appreciate the finesse of this kajal liner.

Take a peek if you'd like to check these items out.


Have you seen the collection in Walmart yet?  How cute are the puffy smelly things on display??


Monday, June 11, 2018

Battle Of The Body Glows - Round 2 - Sol De Janiero Ipanema Sunset VS Copacabana Bronze Body Glow Oils

Today's contenders in the Battle Of The Body Glow series are both from the brand Sol de Janiero.  The contestants are Ipanema Sunset and Copacabana Bronze Glow Oils, (2.5 oz/ $35).  They both have the same wonderful scent that you've come to know and love from the cult classic Bum Bum Cream.  While the scent is the same, I somehow prefer it in the oil.  The oils both have tiny mico-sparkles, however, when compared to a previous contender, Fenty Beauty Body Lava, the particles are not near as many or as big. 

I also really enjoy using them mixed into foundation and they give an incredibly beautiful natural glow.  I'll be showing that on youtube in the future during a Get Ready With Me.  I think you'll really like these.   Sol de Janiero can be found at Sephora.


What do you think about these two new oils facing off as Glow contenders?  

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly

In anticipation of summer, Lola's Secret Beauty Blog is sharing the best and most covet-worthy sunscreens for the face from TATCHA, Kerstin Florian, Goldfaden MD, KORRES and MyChelle.

Have you ever heard of a Game of Thrones Facial? Remember Shirleen and greyscale? Yeah, it's kinda like that. Prime Beauty takes you through her experience step-by-step. You've GOT to see the pictures and the afterglow!

Wedding season is in full swing, and there are so many final details to get sorted out! Jen from The Jedi Wife has your manicure covered with her look into the Zoya Nail Polish Bridal Bliss Collection. Colour comparisons and notes on formula will help you choose your perfect shade to accompany your sparkling new ring!

Why did Marcia from Beauty Info Zone have to call the Facial Mask Hotline? We'll give you a hint that it's about a FarmHouse Fresh Mask that you'll really love.

If natural cruelty beauty products are your preference then you'll want to see what Stacie from Makeup Obsessed Mom has been using from Good Earth Beauty.

If you're serious about anti-aging skincare you're likely using a retinoid, but not all retinols are created equal, and they are not one size fits all. 15 Minute Beauty talked to a dermatologist and a celeb esthetician and they're spilling the beans on over the counter retinoids and when they're the best choice for you.

Polarbelle is honored to be featured on Voyage Phoenix Magazine as an Influencer to know. Learn a little more about your girl here.

Looking for a new skincare line to suit your skin type? Never Say Die Beauty has been using a set of products from cruelty-free skincare expert, Zenmed, with great results. Enter to win a set of skincare products customized for you!

The new MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Color Liners can be used on eyes, lips, and brows! Check out Christa from Realizing Beauty's review and swatches of all 39 matte and blendable shades.

Beauty Judy bas the KBShimmer Wanderlust Collection searched and reviewed on her blog this week!

Justina's Gems has some skincare secrets for glowy, dewy skin this summer. Check out her six tips and share yours with her too!

Ready to reveal some Summer sexy skin? Pammy Blogs Beauty gets her skin in shape for Summer with Sol de Janeiro's NEW Brazilian Bod Buff.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Deck Of Scarlet Roxette Arisa & Kim Thai Collabs Plus Giveaway

Hey guys!!   Today's video is centered on a review of the Deck of Scarlet palettes #7 and #8, also known as collaborations with  youTubers Roxette Arisa and Kim Thai, ($29.95 ea with subscription).  And....it's my birthday month so I thought I'd do some giveaways to celebrate my Summer Of Fun with you.  You can find the entry widget below.

Have you heard of Deck of Scarlet?   It is a subscription of curated palettes by different beauty influencers that arrives bi-monthly.  Each palette includes three eye shades, two cheek colors, two pallet-ed lip colors, and 1-2 separate items.  For instance, with Roxette's palette, (#7), there was a lip pencil and eye pencil.  Kim's palette arrives with a lip gloss.  Emails go out prior to shipping so that if you want to skip a shipment, you can with no problem!

Because the collections are collabs with youTubers, you will always be able to find instructional how-to videos.  Each mailing contains all new products.  It's a fun way to keep up with the folks that you watch!!  Deck of Scarlet products are paraben free, cruelty free, and the subscriptions ship for free in the US.

How would you like to see the palettes?


So what do you think?  Does this look like a fun subscription to you?  I really love the items I was sent to check out.  Really.  Totally.  Completely.  I'm impressed with the quality and the wear.  I think they're fun and would be awesome for travel and for keeping in the desk at work.  Check out some of the other color varieties here.  Boxes released earlier can be purchased at a one time rate of $44.95.  Each will have a value of at least $124 USD.

And so....now let's kick off birthday month with a giveaway!!!   It's explained in the video, so you might want to check that out.  Fill out the widget below and good luck to you all!!


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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Honored To Be Interviewed and Featured On Voyage Phoenix Magazine!!!

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If you googled this image of me, you might find it as the lead-in to a feature about me from Voyage Phoenix Magazine where I am honored to be featured.  I would love for you to check it out and see if you learned anything about me, or if it gave you more questions.  I'd be thankful if you left a message here or there and sent it out over social media.   This is one of the coolest things to happen in my blogging career and my new home and I'm super excited about it!!!

Scroll to the end where there are pictures of my work and even a peek behind the scenes that I think you'll find funny.   If you are a brand, you might see your products in the pictures, so be sure to scroll down.

This is really fun for me.  Thank you for allowing me to share it in "our" space.   Ya'll have a great day and live your most colorful life!

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Does TROPHY SKIN RejuvaliteMD ACTUALLY CREATE A MORE YOUTHFUL LOOK IN JUST 2 MONTHS?


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?

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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!!

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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.

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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 TrophySkin.com.

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.


The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Gazette

Blushing Noir stepped out of her comfort zone this week and proved that people over 35 can wear pink eyeshadow & shimmer! Check out h...