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Does your pretty little face require specific skincare at different times of day? It’s a question worth pondering, particularly given the financial investment we make in our arsenal of topicals, lotions, potions, serums, and creams. Let’s face it (pun intended), keeping 30+ skin disguised as 25+ comes at a price. Isn’t it worth it to go the extra step and make sure you’re getting the absolute most out of your products?

While anti-aging, reparative ingredients (like retinol and glycolic) are highly effective at improving tone, texture, and easing the appearance of creasing, they’re best applied at bedtime, as skin goes through its regenerative process. But what about day?…what’s the best possible way to treat skin during the day?

For daylight hours, skin requires an antioxidant rich regimen designed to fight free radicals, pollution, and the photo-aging affects of the sun. SkinCeuticals AOX EYE GEL‘s triple antioxidant treatment (Phloretin: increases eastin, Vitamin C: promotes collagen production, Ferulic Acid: neutralizes free radicles) is perfectly suited for daytime use and is effective at combatting the plagueing signs of fatique. For the last month, I have been generously applying the gel-like serum under my eyes and around my brow area. The immediate benefits are increased hydration, luminous texture, and vibrant appearance. The formula penetrates easily without a sticky residue. I generally apply my CARGO under eye brightener directly over SkinCeuticals AOX EYE GEL and the product does not run, fade, or crease…a major feat! Over time, I have noticed that my eye area appears more supple and fresh. The added caffeine in the formula gives my tired, puffy eyes a much needed boost in the a.m. and also helps to improve circulation.

Keeping in mind that this particular product is antioxidant packed and suitable for daytime use, for evening I recommend an eye cream that is formulated for overnight repair. I like ROC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream.

Do you adjust your routine from day to night? You should!

I’d love to hear about your skin rituals. Leave a comment & share.

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Kohl-rimmed eyes are kind of my thing. . . I get a little obsessed. Not sure what captures my heart most — the rich, inky quality of the kohl or the sultry, mysterious framing that kohl gives to eyes. Can’t quite put my finger on it, but a good kohl situation makes me very happy. So you will imagine I nearly hit the ceiling upon learning of Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio. What the whaaat?! Ohmygosh! Girls!

Highly pigmented inner rim eyeliner trio delivers rich color and instant drama. Versatile eyeliner for eye enhancing definition and inner eye rim intensity. Super- smooth gliding texture makes defining eyes effortless. 100% Waterproof wear.

PF offers trios of kohl to compliment brown, green, blue, and hazel eyes. I think this is really smart for women who have a hard time making sense of the beauty aisle. I’m not mad at PF’s paint-by-number shade selection system…it’s a great ‘guide’ but feel free to go off the grid and select your trio based on the shades you personally find most appealing.

As for color pay-off, pigment, and wear — The collection is fun and offers so many incredible shades. Just the idea that there’s kohl variety beyond standard black, well that’s Awesome Town! So PF gets the thumbs-up for that. The pigmentation isn’t as inky as my beloved Guerlain kohl – and that’s perfectly ok…because if you’re new to kohl, you might not want to jump in full throttle. I think PF offers a nice starter kohl selection at an affordable price point, which makes experimenting relatively easy on the wallet.

How I rank the shade offerings —

Fair Skin: Will enjoy the entire range of shades

Medium to Tan Skin: Will like the jewel tones

Olive to Dark Skin: Will also like the jewel tones and of course, black


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If you follow my 140 character beauty outbursts via Twitter (@ThisThatBeauty), you are well aware of the fact that I am having a hot and heavy, rich and inky, love affair with Guerlain Terracotta Khôl Kajal. Why just this Friday, I tweeted this pic…

….while looking over my shoulder and keeping a watchful eye out for the Khôl Police – I mean, is having this much fun with Khôl during the daytime even legal? Can’t be!

Well before I’m carted away by the Khôl Coppers, I thought I’d share the deets on the dramatic daytime look I’m currently coveting.

Guerlain Terracotta Khôl Kajal in shade Black Frida has earned permanent residency in my purse. It’s another one of those products (like my classic red lip) that gets the look “done” in an instant. The richly pigmented (yet non tear-inducing) Khôl is perfect for us beauty girls about town who go from the office, to events, to cocktails…with little time to spare in between.

A quick rimming of Guerlain Terracotta Khôl Kajal is all it takes to amp up your eyes….in a flash!

While I generally pair Guerlain Terracotta Khôl Kajal with a nude lip, last week (at Thierry Mugler Angel launch party for Eva Mendes) I went hog-wild and partnered Guerlain Terracotta Khôl Kajal with red lips…surprisingly, it works!

Are you crazy for Khôl? Share your thoughts on my new found love!

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Pro makeup Artist Brandalyn Fulton (@BrandalynFulton) shares her thoughts on First Aid Beauty’s 5 in 1 Eye Cream Age Delay


I wish shopping for all beauty products were as easy as shopping for First Aid Beauty’s 5 in 1 Eye Cream Age Delay. Shopping for the right skincare can be so overwhelming. There are so many chemical terms and such an overflow of products on the market. It is hard to know what product does what while assessing your beauty problems, likes, dislikes, skin allergies, etc. First Aid Beauty has truly made finding a good eye cream super easy! Right on the package it lists the 5 areas of concern and what it is targeted to achieve.

 1. Prevent/reduce wrinkles

 2. Improve radiance

3. Correct uneven skin tone

4. Nourish and moisturize

5. Combat free radicals

I am very selective and particular about eye cream because I need help with all five. Upon using First Aid Beauty’s 5 in 1 Eye Cream, I immediately saw results. I applied the cream all around the eye area before my face moisturizer in the morning and at night after I cleansed my skin. My tired eyes felt a boost of energy and immediately I felt more hydrated. As I continued to use the cream my dark circles and facial expression lines (aka wrinkles) are less pronounced. The texture of the cream is not heavy and it wears very light on the skin. It worked great underneath my concealer.  First Aid Beauty keeps skincare simple and has a great product even for those with sensitive skin.  You can find First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Eye Cream for $28 at select Sephora retailers or at www.sephora.com.

Brandalyn’s PRO Tip: While concealer is used to mask dark circles an eye cream is essential to prevent the additional damage around the eye area. If you are having concerns with your concealer going on smoothly or with your eyes looking more and more tired, an effective eye cream is a must have! Consistent use of an eye cream will yield positive results! When applying in the morning, use just enough to not disturb your eye shadow or concealer.

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Over the last year or so I have become a little bit obsessed with eye creams. While Iʼm not yet at the stage where I need serious help around the peepers (praises to all that is holy with a wish that the day never comes), every once in a while I have one of those extra long nights that inevitably leads to puffy, tired eyes requiring added TLC. It was after one such run that I started using Le Soin Regard, since then, Iʼve been singing praises.

Le Soin Regard promises immediate and long term benefits against aging, improvement in elasticity, smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles, renewed radiance and reduction in dark circles and puffiness. While Le Soin Regard promised to deliver all that, all I asked was a reduction or prevention of puffiness and addition of radiance — and that was definitely delivered.

When a product does what it promises to do, I have to take a closer look at the ingredients (I do that even when they donʼt work). While all of the ingredients work in unison for maximum product efficacy, here are the ones that stood out to tackle my particular problem; caffeine and green tea extract for the puffiness, Chlorella Vulgaris, a river microalgae to firm eye contour and mica, which illuminates skin and helps to reflect light. Other noteworthy ingredients include Blue Lotus Stem Cells, which restructures, smoothes and tightens and Helychrisum flower water and Tourmaline which improves microcirculation.

Le Soin Regard is made by Absolution, a unisex, organic line from France that was made available at SpaceNK in spring of 2011. Le Soin Regard is over 99% natural, retails for $43. The 10 ml product size will easily last a month with once daily use. Try it and let me know what you think.


This review was written by @ChristeneCarr

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As you know (from previous posts) I am a ginormous fan of SPEX CLUB, a too-cool-for-school website that offers hipster eye-wear for cheap.  And based on the comments and rave reviews that you guys leave have left on my SPEX CLUB blog posts and vlog post –I feel it’s safe to say that you’re pretty darn sweet on SPEX CLUB as well. Having said that, have I got an opportunity to share with YOU!

In response to the overwhelming positive response from customers, SPEX CLUB figured it is high time they reward you for your viral loyalty with a Refer a Friend initiative. Refer friends to SPEX CLUB, and when two or more friends make a purchase of regular priced items, you will be rewarded with a $58 store voucher. Here’s how it works:

  1. Create a profile, or log in if you already have a profile. Click on the ‘Referred Friends’ tab to the left of the dashboard under ‘My Account.’
  2. Copy and send your special invite URL to your #spexy friends. Post a link on Facebook or Twitter, and maybe at least two of your connections will buy and earn you a free pair of SPEX!
  3. Once your friends click on that special link (under the ‘referred friends’ tab), AND when two of them make their first purchase, your $58 voucher will hit your account.
  4. You will receive an email to notify you when you are eligible for a discount. When you are in fact eligible, the discount will be automatically applied to the shopping cart once you log in to your account.
  5. To view your ongoing stats just re- click on the original ‘referred friends’ link in the sidebar, and your invitees (along with any credits) with appear.

It’s that simple…now go get your friends involved. And let’s all be #SPEXY together 😉

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