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Category: skincare

06/21/10 11:42 - 73.ºF - ID#51986

Wexler Skincare

I have been getting off topic in terms of my blogging recently. So I thought I would post a little blog about Patricia Wexler products that I have tried and wanted to let you know what I thought about them.

Foaming Cleanser

I am usually a big fan of foam cleansers ( I love body shop's neutragenics foaming cleanser), but this one I have to say is not my favorite. Morgan is a fan of it, but for some reason, I feel like it is too chemical smelling and it dries out my skin, which is crazy because my skin isn't sensitive at all. It is $16 and you can order it online at her website or you can get it at Bath and body works as well.

Exfoliating Cleanser
This product, the exfoliating acne cleanser, I feel is a great cleanser/exfoliator. It has a creamy texture with little grains in it that sloth off any dead skin- it also has a very refreshing feeling. I am a huge fan of this cleanser. It is $16 as well.

MMPi20 Serum is awesome. I got this initially as a sample, and a little goes a LONG way. It may seem expensive at $55 a container, but it will last you a long time, probably about 6 months- and it goes on and makes your skin feel like a baby's behind. It is designed to help restore moisture and the skins natural balance, while giving it an added boost of anti-aging properties. I really love this product.

Has anyone else tried other wexler products? I would love to know what you think about them....
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Category: stuff

06/21/10 11:25 - 73.ºF - ID#51985

not beauty tidbits

Ok- a few things (non-beauty related). Matt- I saw you on your porch while I was walking to my car during the allentown art fest and I said hello- but I am convinced you had no idea who I was. Sorry to scare you!

Secondly. I need Mac help. who doesn't? but seriously. So I have a little Macbook- the white one- I think it's the 13 inch. my battery is completely not chargeable. So, I assume I need a new one. Can I just purchase a new one and replace it myself? Or do I need to take it to the Apple store to get it done? A new battery is $129. Ouch. But my computer doesn't work unless it's plugged into the wall, and that sucks because sometimes, if it's plugged in and I move and the cord gets unconnected, then the whole computer shuts down. and that makes me very angry! Advice is greatly appreciated for anyone who knows.

I got new exciting news, but it's too early to post. I promise as soon as I get all my loose ends tied up I will post.

Also, mine and Morgan's trip to Arizona to visit (e:lilho) is officially booked! I can't wait to vacation in the great American Desert on a raft in the lazy river. Vitamin V here we come! :)
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Category: health

06/01/10 04:34 - 74ºF - ID#51772

Let's keep it real

Ok. Well. Today I am actually going to write on a new endeavor I am embarking on- healthy, inside and out.

So, tell me how I feel on day 2 of this new situation? So far so good. I have adopted a high fiber south beach diet- of course, my vanity wants me to do it for the glitz and glamour of a good bod for my exciting summer- but honestly, I have to do it in order to be healthy for my future. The sad thing is, I do all this stuff for a living, but being healthy does take some sacrificing and transition. But once the initial hype is over, I am hoping to adopt it full time.

Of course, once I get moving on decreasing my numbers, I will allow myself to be rewarded with a small cupcake here and there. Please, what is life without beautiful and scrumptious cupcakes?

I am motivated. Although I went to the gym today and hated every second of it. Maybe I will start running outside instead. I hate the gym. I hate the way it smells, I hate that I run into people i know when I am at my worst, I hate sweating then having to sit in my sweat till later in the day when I can go home and shower, I just hate the gym.

Does anyone have any motivating non-gym ways to get fit and tone up? Suggestions are always welcome!!!!
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Category: makeup

05/03/10 02:11 - 61ºF - ID#51498

Rite Aid

So, if you got a sunday paper, there is a coupon for $2.50 off the purchase of 2 covergirl products- and Rite Aid has them for Buy one get one free. So essentially you can get $20 of covergirl products for $7.50.

You should. Lash Blast mascara is great. So is their lipstain and glosses. Shoot, I even like their eye shadow. As a cheap thing, get it even cheaper!

What are you waiting for people!?

Rite Aid also has many other great sales this week. 50% off pantene. Venus razors are on sale. Olay stuff is priced at $15.99 (with coupon in the paper taking off an additional $2).

I love Rite Aid!
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Category: skincare

04/23/10 01:03 - 52ºF - ID#51441

Mario Badescu-my personal facial routine

Of course, I am a philosophy girl and swear by everything they make, but I have been trying a few new products that I really like and wanted to offer suggestions.... Mario Badescu has been in the skin care business making amazing and affordable products for over 40 years. I have always read about his products and so many celebrities list his drying lotion as one of their favorite products ever... so I thought, hey, I am always looking for the magic cure all- why not try it?

So, I went to a local apothecary and purchased a bottle of the strange looking 'drying lotion' for $17. I was surprised that his prices were actually reasonable- I also purchased the orange face wash for $12 and Lip wax for $5.

I was so excited to get home and do my personal version of a spa facial, using my new products. I washed my face with my philosophy purity face wash, then used the mario badescu orange face wash with my clarisonic. I then steamed my face with a facial sauna for 15 minutes with a clarifying mask (I used Caudalie purifying face mask) (you can steam your face placing your head over a sink and towel over your head). Steaming, I have found, is amazing for your skin and truly makes a world of a difference in terms of how well your product works- helps open the pores, soften the gunk in the pores to get it out, and helps your products absorb and work better.

I then took the mask off with a warm wet wash cloth and put on my anti aging serum (when hope is not enough), eye cream (I use Olay total effects eye cream), then hope in a jar as my moisturizer. After all of the steps are in place, I am ready to apply my new drying lotion, which I am dying to use!

The lotion comes in a little glass bottle with 2 tones of product in it. It looks like this:
You do not want to shake it, because the idea is that you dip a q tip into the 2 products together, dab it on your already erupted pimple, and let the magic begin.

I could instantly feel it tingle, but in a good 'drying my pimple up and good for my skin' kind of way. Just dab it on and let it dry, and you sleep with it on overnight- and wash it off in the morning.

I was glad to see that my huge pimple on my forehead had minimized greatly, although it wasn't completely gone. It was though, after a second evening.

The drying lotion is great for already erupted pimples, but it is not to prevent pimples from forming. I am going to purchase a few more of his products to try- he has some great masks and creams that look wonderful. I will definitely give a full report on them as I try them!
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