Cosmetics: Review & Pictures · Health and beauty · MAKEUP: All we know

In love again, this time with Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup

In love! Totally!

I found a new product from a new brand AND I am so in love with it!

Just recently I was able to touch and test a palette of bronzer/blush set by Charlotte Tilbury created for the Nordstrom anniversary sale when I was in the store and upon leaving the Charlotte Tilbury counter, I decided to take a look at this palette sitting there and that was invisible to my eyes while I was there.. so I touched it.. and OMG, what a texture! I fell in love instantly. The texture is like nothing I had seen before. It is like you are touching silk..

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Cosmetics: Review & Pictures

Dupes to high-end makeup

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Health and beauty · Videos: Tutorials and ideas

Products I would not repurchase and what I would get instead | June 2017

In this video, I am going to talk about some products that I bought, maybe enjoyed for a little while, but eventually decided they were not right for me.. I would probably not purchase these again, but I would get instead other products that I am actually loving. Find out what are these products and share your thoughts :0)

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Cosmetics: Review & Pictures · Skincare

Exuviance AGE REVERSE Hand Rejuvenator | banish your hand’s brown spots

With all my experience using Exuviance skincare, I have never been disappointed. I must say that this company is dedicated to constantly look for new ways to make women of all age look younger and preserve their beauty longer. As a middle aged woman, I am paying careful attention to all their creations and this time is no exception. I have received a duo of hand products to test and try and share my thoughts on the duo with my audience.
This is a beautiful set of 2 skincare products — not for your face or your body — but just for your hands. You know that you can tell someone’s age by looking at their hands. I recall this famous hsn sales lady who had had a facelift and at 75 looked like a 45 year old yet there were two things that a careful eye could see and that would give away her age: her hands and her shaky voice. Nothing wrong with aging, but if you are taking such good care with your face, why should you also not take good care of your hands.. mainly the brown spots that appear as we age. I have a few light brown spots. When I was in my twenties and went to swim every summer in the Mediterranean sea, it never occurred to me that I was damaging my skin by sunbathing and swimming in those hot days. So later in life you pay the price.
I also remember a billboard I had seen during my years in Sydney, Australia. The text on the billboard, I read it and never forgot it. It said: “Fry now, Pay later!”.. You perhaps are aware that Australia has the largest number of skin cancer each year. Each year about 250,000 are diagnosed with melanoma, which is the name for skin cancer. People who live in Australia have fair skin, and they like to go to the beach a lot, so at the end a lot of young men and women get skin cancer. Anyway, I digress.
To remove the brown spots on your skin, you apply the peel with a cotton bud, sweep the soaked cotton pad on the back of your hands 2 or 3 times, then apply the cream. Et voila.. do this for 12 weeks, then examine your hands again and see if the brown spots have diminished..
So the same way you do a face peeling, you do the same for your hands.
Your hands are probably washed more often than your face, several times a day, right? But you also know that your hands touch everything every minute you are awake, from morning till the time you go to bed.. so there are plenty of cells that are sitting on the surface and the skin needs to be rejuvenated. Dark spots are visible on mature women hands generally. Things you cannot avoid. Things that happen with age. Same way as you wake up one morning to see that you have hooded eyelids suddenly out of nowhere, the same way you will also notice some brown spots on your hands.. Don’t despair! there is hope! Thanks to exuviance, this company constantly continues to create products for women so that they can stay younger longer.
In my case, I am not expecting them to fully disappear but if they diminish, that means we are on the right track.
Ok about the product. Let’s see. First you get a bottle that looks like eye makeup remover. This turquoise color bottle contains a liquid that is the main product, and you use a cotton bud to pump some of the liquid and gently sweep the cotton pad a few times over your hands. In my case I go over my wrists as well, as I have some brown spots on my wrist and above. Next you squeeze a little bit of the cream from the tube, and massage it over your hands. Feel free to go to bed with the cream on your hands, and if you wish to wear a glove that would be even better. In my case, I can’t wear a glove. In the morning you can repeat the same thing if you want to, and leave the cream for an hour before washing. If like me you prefer to do this ritual at night only, then that’s ok. Continue this treatment for 12 weeks (3 months) and then examine your hands and let’s see if you are happy with the look of your hands.
What does the peel contain? It has 10 % citric acid peel which is anti-aging.
I noticed the cream has a beautiful scent.. sometimes I get turned off by the scent of some creams and I think it is important the scent is pleasant rather than heavy and oily.. This cream went onto my hands like a charm, it was absorbed instantly and I loved the scent so much I kept smelling my hands twice!
Exuviance says: With potent anti-agers CitraFill®, NeoGlucosamine® and Apple Stem Cell Extract, the Hand Rejuvenator Cream helps diminish all the signs of aging on hands; crepiness, loose skin and dark spots, restoring hydration and firmer, younger looking hands.
Key Ingredients: Citric Acid, NeoGlucosamine®, CitraFill®, Apple Stem Cell ExtractSize: Hand Rejuvenator Peel 4.4 fl oz, Hand Rejuvenator Cream 2.6 oz
Price: $65

Where can you buy this product from? well more than one place, but one that is sure to have it now is the company itself. Go to and check this product out.

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