Friday, January 1, 2010

Why Your Stuff Doesn't Work

The Bare Facts About Your Skin

Your skin sheds:
  • As the largest organ of the body, the skin is composed of numerous layers that are constantly evolving.
  • Outer layers shed while new layers continually form underneath.

Reasons for skin damage:
  • Over time, the skin sustains environmental damage from pollutants in the air, sunlight and even wind.
  • When young, the skin’s repair mechanisms, like collagen, are at their peak so the skin can continuously repair itself.
  • As we age, these repair mechanisms function less efficiently, and we begin to see wrinkles, age spots, changes in pore size and a rougher, uneven texture. Lexli products increase the production of collagen in your skin to help reverse this damage.

Beautiful Skin Starts with Healthy Skin – Inside and Out:
  • Healthy skin requires good nutrition for internal repair.
  • Quality skincare products offer external repair and maintenance.

The Trouble With Water

Most over-the-counter and physician-dispensed moisturizers and exfoliants are water-based. Just read the labels. If the first ingredient is water, stated in any manner, the product is water-based.
The truth is, the skin cannot absorb water, so it’s ineffective as a base ingredient.
Lexli uses high concentrations of 100% pure Aloe instead. And Aloe penetrates the skin beautifully to heal, rejuvenate and protect damaged skin.

Truth is beauty. Know the facts.

Truth is beauty.There is a tremendous amount of confusion about skincare and skincare products. Conflicting claims bombard us daily, leaving you frustrated and uneasy.
Lexli can keep our promise of healthier-looking skin because we have the power of 100% pharmaceutical-grade Aloe Vera balanced by other natural ingredients scientifically proven to work.
All of our products are formulated by our founder, Dr. Ahmed Abdullah, a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Abdullah and his team of doctors and scientists make sure that the ingredients added to our products are only those that work in harmony with your skin and promote its health. It’s that simple.

Smashbox Review: Wish For The Perfect Palette

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Why is this palette the winner?  This professional palette haseverything you'll need for makeup application except foundation, concealer and mascara.  I've never seen another palette so comprehensive in such a storage-friendly size!  Naturally, the products contained therein are all of the quality you've come to know and love from smashbox.  The kit also includes a "get the look" book, for step-by-step instructions on how to create sexy looks with the makeup inside.
Last but not least, a great reason to choose this palette is the charitable contribution that goes along with purchase.  Every purchase from the smashbox "Wish" collection will result in a $1 donation to Children’s Miracle Network*, a non-profit that grants the wish of life to millions of sick or injured kids by providing care and investing in life-saving research (donation up to $25,000).
Retail price is $59.  When you consider the amount and quality of makeup this money buys, you know it's a steal! Included are: 64 Eye Shadows, 8 Cream Eye Liners, 6 Brow Tech Powders, 1 Brow Wax, 8 Lip Glosses, 2 Blushes, 1 Complexion Brightener, 1 Bronzer, 1 Highlighter and 4 Mini Brushes (Shadow, Liner, Brow & Lip).
In the kingdom of palettes, smashbox reigns supreme!

Smooth Mineral Makeup Lipstick

Smooth Minerals Lipstick (a personal favorite) retails for $8. I've mentioned this product before in a post highlighting the best lipsticks for Fall 2009, but still love the Malted Mineral shade for Winter (actually, I love this shade for any season!). This lipstick feels so moisturizing, you can tell it's enriched with conditioning goodies (the formula includes the healing magic of Aloe, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter). This lipstick is preservative-free, and available in 14 different shades!
Click HERE to shop Great deals abound!
The author of Raging Rouge received a press sample for purposes of this makeup review / product review. For more information on sample policies, please click HERE to read my full disclosure statement.

You Can Stop Nail Biting

Khloe Kardashian Shows Off Her Bling Bling!Here is a game plan. Count on caring for your nails every five days or so. This is not set in stone but you should count on it as something is likely to make this necessary. A week seems too long for most nail polish and when your nails don’t look absolutely fabulous the tempation rises to chew, mangle or otherwise uglify your nails. The nicer your hands/nails look, the better chance of them staying that way!

Keep hands and nails moisturized and slathered in moisturizers. Moisturizers don’t taste that great which works out well for passive nail biting prevention. YUCK

Decide if you’re going to be a do-it-yourself-er or a salon mani. If you can afford it, it might be a nice treat to go to the salon, but at five day intervals that means about 6 times per month which can be expensive. But this also means you don’t have to even think about the choosing, buying and storage of nail polish which can be factored in. Two minutes in front of the polish rack and you’re on your way.

There are a lot of compromises to be made, possibly once a week at the salon with at home maintenance would work well for many women.

My personal game plan is to get a pro manicure once a month to cut cuticles and shape nails. I don’t enjoy doing these things myself and have little to no skill in this area. Since my nails are uneven it helps get a good result quickly. I will remove nail polish, possibly reapply polish myself and moisturize and massage cuticles daily for maintenance.

For those of you with the skill and dedication you must obviously have diy experience so you may need motivation or a little reminder. Keep it simple and together. Keep all your mani/pedi items in a shoe box or drawer. Having one place to go to for nail care will help things move faster when you’re ready to care for your nails.