Lorac Social Affair Lipstick Set

Do you love beauty products?  Do you love a deal?  How about when you find the two together?  The Holiday season is the best time to purchase some of your favorite beauty products.  This is the time of the year when cosmetics companies bundle their products together into one box for a great deal!

Recently I purchased the Lorac Social Affair Lipstick and Happy Hour Hues Lip gloss set.  If you follow my blog you know that I love Lorac products and their lipstick and lip gloss never fail.  The lipstick set costs $36.00 for 5 lipsticks.  The lip gloss set costs $25.00 for 5 lip glosses.  The lipsticks retail for $17.00 each and the lip gloss retails for $16.00 so these sets are an amazing bargain for the quality of product you receive.

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These sets each come with 5 colors that are very different from one another so you have the option to have a natural lip color or a bold one.  As you can see from the swatches below the lip colors are so pretty and easy to use.  Provocateur is pretty dark and may scare off even the most daring person but if that isn’t your color you can always mix it with another lipstick or add the Angel lip gloss on top to adjust the color accordingly.  Any lipstick or lip gloss can be mixed to create a color that is perfect for you!

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Lip Gloss Swatches                Lipstick Swatches

Lorac lipsticks are one of my absolute favorite lipsticks on the market.  The color payoff is amazing and you don’t have to keep reapplying throughout the day.  Many times I use these on clients and they always ask what I used because it lasted so long.  If worn alone the lip gloss can last longer than most lip glosses I’ve used but it will not last as long as the lipstick which is typical of lip gloss.  I like to wear these two lip products together for that added shine and the longevity of the lipstick.  So, if you have a certain someone who you need to get a gift for or if you just want to treat yourself these lipsticks will not let you down!  These sets can be found at your local Kohls or Ulta stores.

Stay Beautiful!

Love & Lipstick,

Billie Jo

 

 

What To Do With All That Kohls Cash

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Have you been back to school shopping?  Do you have Kohl’s cash burning a hole in your pocket?  Always unsure of what to spend your Kohl’s cash on?  Do you love beauty products?  Well, you’re in luck.  I’m going to tell you all the beauty products that I think are a great thing to spend that hard earned cash on!

If you haven’t noticed Kohl’s recently revamped their beauty section to include different cosmetics lines considered “prestige” brands.  These cosmetic brands are not included in the percentage off coupons but you can use your Kohl’s cash toward the purchase of these items.

Right now my absolute favorite product in the prestige isle is the PUR Cosmetics Eye Polish.  It comes packaged in a jar and is wet to the touch.  It dries very quickly and once dried it doesn’t budge.  It comes in 6 different colors and costs $26 per jar.  The colors are all shimmer and some even have a touch of glitter in them.  My favorite colors are Satin, Silk and Cashmere.  Colors shown below left to right are: Satin, Silk, Cashmere, Caviar and Velvet.

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My favorite prestige brand at Kohl’s is Lorac.  Lorac has so many good products that if you spend all your cash on that brand I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed.  I am going to highlight a few of my favorites.

The Lorac Pro eye shadow palettes are a great value.  At $44 per palette you get 16 eye shadow colors which comes out to $2.75 per eye shadow.  The top row is a matte color and the bottom row is a shimmer color.  Each of them comes with the Lorac eye shadow primer.  These eye shadow colors have great pigment and if used over an eye shadow primer tend to last all day long.  Shown below left to right are the Lorac 1, Lorac 2 and Lorac 3 palettes.

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Lorac lipstick is one of my all time favorites.  The pigment is gorgeous and it lasts longer than most lipsticks I’ve tried.  This set is a Kohl’s exclusive and won’t last long.  It comes in 2 colors.  CEO pictured here and Dominatrix not pictured (a rich burgundy).  Each set contains a lipstick, lipgloss and lipliner. The set costs $25 and would cost $50 if you were to buy each item individually.  2552437

The Balm is another prestige brand that I am a big fan of.  I like their products and their packaging is super cute and fun.  I particularly like their cream cheek color palette called How ‘Bout Them Apples.  The cost is $32 for six different cheek colors which individual cost would be around $5.33 each.  The colors can be sheer or opaque depending on how much color you like on your cheeks.  One layer would be a sheerer application and you could add more layers to make them more opaque.  A bonus of these is you can also use them on your lips as a lip stain.

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Real Techniques is a non-prestige brand at Kohls which means you can use your percentage off coupon on any of the Real Techniques items.  I like their makeup brushes and sponges.  They are soft, clean up well and last longer than some brushes that I have paid more than double the price for.  At around $18 a set you can’t beat the price either.

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Real techniques recently came out with a cleansing palette and a deep cleansing gel.  The cleansing palette is my favorite product and the deep cleansing gel does a really good job of degreasing and cleansing my makeup brushes.  The deep cleansing gel smells really nice and fresh as well.  The cleansing palette is $15 and the deep cleansing gel is $9.

 

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Herbalife Skin Care Review

It’s been such a long time since I’ve written a review!  I have been so busy with weddings, my boys and the holidays.  Winter is my slower time and I like to play catch up and educate myself on all things makeup and skin care.  On with my review.

I have always had great skin.  I would get the occasional breakout with my monthly cycle but nothing too serious.  That was until 40 hit.  I turned 40 and my hormones became worse than ever and my face showed.  It was something I was very aware of in everything I did.  I hating going to yoga, the grocery store, even to check my mail without concealer and foundation on.  It was so embarrassing.  How could I offer skin care advice to anyone when my own skin was a mess?  My dermatologist had tried many different products and prescriptions but nothing seemed to be working.

I have a friend who sells Herbalife and kept urging me to try the skin care.  All I was thinking was doesn’t Herbalife make shakes and health food products?  How can they know about skincare?  Every time I would see said friend she would tell me more about the skin care and kept telling me to just give it a try.  So I did and boy am I glad I did!  My face looks completely different than it did before I tried this skincare line.  My texture is amazing too!

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Herbalife skincare products have an optimum blend of VitaminB3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E, Aloe Vera and other botanical ingredients.  Herbalife skincare is paraben-free, sulfate-free and dermatologist tested.  They claim that their clinically-tested products help you to achieve maximum daily results including softer, smother, more radiant skin and long-term benefits of diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Herbalife is a 6 step skincare system.  I know what you are thinking.  6 steps is a lot but it is so worth it.  Those 6 steps have made my skin so much better.  The cost may also be a concern for some.  It’s not the cheapest skincare I’ve ever used but it’s not the most expensive either.  The Ultimate Program is $270.00, the Advance Program is $204 and doesn’t contain the mask and the face scrub that the ultimate program does, the Basic Program is $100.00 and doesn’t contain the eye creams, serum, mask and scrub.  If you are hesitant to commit and spend that much money on a skincare regimen then the 7 day results kit may be for you.  The 7 day results kit is $40.00.

Here are the products and an explanation of what each product does.

Step 1 – Cleanser.  There are 2 cleansers based on your skin type.

0765_HerbaLifeSKIN_SoothingAloeCleanser_400Soothing Aloe Cleanser

  • Aloe vera based cleanser with a fresh and gentle scent.  Perfect for normal to dry skin.
  • Silky, soft lather gently removes excess oil, dirt and light makeup from the skin without irritation.
  • Aloe vera softens and moisturizes skin.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Coconut-derived cleansing ingredients.

 

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Polishing Citrus Cleanser

  • Vibrantly-scented cleanser with hints of juicy orange and grapefruit.  Perfect for normal to oily skin.
  • Clinically tested to show a reduction in the skin’s sebum after just one use.
  • Light gel formula with energizing microbeads.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Orange Oil/Citrus Oils, Grapefruit Oil, Citrus Oils, Apple-derived cleansing ingredients, Jojoba Esters.

 

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Energizing Herbal Toner

  • AM/PM use helps prepare your skin to better receive your serum, day or nighttime moisturizer for maximum results.
  • Gently conditions your skin.
  • Aloe Vera-infused, alcohol free suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Potassium alum.

 

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Line Minimizing Serum

  • AM/PM use helps maximize your results.
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Clinically tested to show remarkable improvement in skin softness, smoothness, radiance, glow and luminosity in just seven days.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Chestnut seed extract, Peptides.

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Firming Eye Gel

  • AM use helps improve the appearance of firmness to the eye area.
  • Contains revitalizing cucumber extract.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Cucumber Extract.

 

0771_HerbaLifeSKIN_HydratingEyeCream_400Hydrating Eye Cream

  • PM use increases skin’s moisture.
  • Clinically tested to show a significant increase in the skin’s moisture over eight hours.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  •  Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Macadamia nut oil, Cucumber extract, Peptides.

 

0769_HerbaLifeSKIN_DailyGlowMoisturizer_400Daily Glow Moisturizer

  • Clinically tested to show that skin looks more glowing and feels softer and smother in just seven days.
  • Clinically shown to double skin’s moisture for eight hours.
  • Perfect for men and women and suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Sunflower seed oil, Spilanthes Acmelia flower extract, Macadamia nut oil, Olive oil, Sesame see oil.

0774_HerbaLifeSKIN_ReplenishingNightCream_400Replenishing Night Cream

  • Clinically tested to show skin looks smoother and feels softer in just seven days.
  • Provides noticeable improvement of overall skin complexion and luminosity in just one week.
  • Clinically tested to show skin’s moisture is doubled for eight hours.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Sunflower seed oil, Macadamia see oil, Olive fruit oil, Sesame seed oil, Spilanthes Acmelia Flower Extract.

0833_HerbalifeSKIN_SPF30Sunscreen_USProtective Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

  • Double skin’s moisture for eight hours.
  • Show that skin looks more glowing and feels softer and smoother in just seven days.
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

 

0772_HerbaLifeSKIN_InstantRevealBerryScrub_400Instant Reveal Berry Scrub

  • Reveals healthy looking-skin with berry seeds for exfoliation.
  • Fresh and fruity fragrance enlivens the senses.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Coconut-derived cleansing ingredients, Exfoliating beads, Blueberry seeds.

0773_HerbaLifeSKIN_PurifyingMintClayMask_400Purifying Mint Clay Mask

  • Clinically tested to improve the appearance of pores after just one use.
  • A hint of spearmint and rosemary uplift your sense while leaving your skin softer and smoother.
  • Prepares skin to better receive the benefits of our serums and moisturizers.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Exclusively formulated with Vitamin B3, antioxidant Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Bentonite Clay, Rosemary leaf oil, Spearmint oil.

Here I am on day 1 of Herbalife Skincare, Day 31 and today!  The lighting is different in each photo but you can definitely see the difference.  I have olive skin so the acne flare ups left me with some visible scaring but I am no longer embarrassed to go in public without makeup on.  There is not filters on either of these pictures.

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I am over the moon with these products and what they have done for my skin and confidence.  They smell wonderful and do what they say they will do!  Not only is my skin clearer and softer I am not longer super oily like I was before.  The containers look pretty sitting on your counter and serve a great purpose.  When you buy a product with active ingredients in it it should be housed in a pump like these are.  Jars allow oxygen to get into the product every time you open it which breaks the product down over time making it less effective.  These products last a long time too.  There is only 1 con about the product.  You can’t see when you are getting low on the products because of the containers and when you run out you have to find a representative to order you more.

You should definitely try this product.  You will not be disappointed!  I think it’s important to mention that with any new skin care regimen you need to give yourself 6 to 8 weeks for your skin to adjust to the new product.  Also systems are created to be used together and when you use all the products together the end result is much better.

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Love & Lipstick,

Billie Jo