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Sharing some late-summer beauty finds!

  1.  Japonesque:Japonesque Pro Performance Lipstick, Color Correcting Crayon, and Radiance PrimerI was recently sent a sampling of Japonesque’s latest products, including the Pro Performance Lipstick, Radiance Primer and Color Correcting Crayon (my favorite!)  I’ve tried drugstore-brand color-correcting concealers before & of course they’ve never worked so I figured that type of cover-up wasn’t for me.  As in, when it comes to covering my spots, I’ve never looked at color correcting concealers twice.  Even after splurging on the pricey but effective Cle de Peau Concealer, I am still frustrated when my super dark red spots aren’t concealed.  After using the Japonesque Color Correcting Crayon with success, I’ve discovered my problem was that I was trying to cover the pigmentation when I should’ve been trying to correct it.  Using their pale green stick after foundation but before concealer has really been so surprisingly effective!  I chalk it up to the precision of the crayon tip and the exceptional product formulation.  Thank you Japonesque for re-introducing me to the art of color correction!

2.  Purifying line from derma e:Purifying Oil-free moisturizer by derma e

This is my new favorite moisturizer, no joke.  The idea behind it is that it’s a silky, lightweight, rehydrating formula that detoxifies skin, replenishes nutrients and defends against micropollutants.  Now, its black color was surprising & caused me to wonder if it would show up dark on the skin, but not in the slightest.  That hue comes from the Activated Charcoal & Marine Algae and both are deeply detoxifying!  Plus, the lightweight formula absorbs quite quickly — a plus for me because I have no patience these days for the lengthy application of products…it’s basically gotta be one swipe & go.  In the past I’ve had problems with lesser quality moisturizers just sitting on top of the skin, clogging pores & looking all greasy.  This formula doesn’t feel heavy on my face at all or look the least bit shiny once applied — PERFECT for my oily skin this summer!

3.  SeabuckWonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails supplement:Seabuck Wonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails supplementAfter being kinda shocked by postpartum hair shedding (which I found out is totally normal), it’s time for this little mama to begin thinking about a quality Biotin supplement.  As hormones balance back out to prepregnancy levels, I’ve been searching for ways to support the health of my hair, skin & nails.  Apparently, this new formula from SeaBuck Wonders is the only one on the market to combine Biotin with rare Omega-7.  The Omega-7 comes from Sea Buckthorn (a super fruit from the Tibetan Himalayas) which helps promote skin hydration, elasticity and regeneration.  I mean, I’ll never regain that amazing pregnancy glow but I suppose every little bit helps.  😉

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