Resveratrol For the Skin: Caudalîe Vinexpert Firming Serum

If there’s one thing I’ve always used (and tell others to use too) it’s an antioxidant during the day. They prevent oxidation on the skin from free radicals (things like pollution) that turn apples brown after being peeled and left out. Antioxidants like vitamin c and a few others fight the free radicals and slow the cells from aging, like what happens when you add lemon juice to fruit to prevent it from browning.

I’ve tried quite a few, most of them serums containing C and E but the one I was using wasn’t doing anything anymore so when Vinexpert Firming Serum arrived I was excited to give it a try. Caudalîe is known for its Resveritrol-rich formulations, a natural compound found in grape skins (it’s what makes red wine healthy.) Dr. Oz has touted the stuff as important to the body over and over which has many people aware of its powerful effects. This serum quickly wowed me and gave my skin much needed radiance and life in a matter of weeks. I noticed right away that after using it my face looked as if I was wearing foundation. Its soft focus pigments blur imperfections and give a more toned and healthy appearance right away while over time the Resveratrol firms the skin and protects it from daily stressors.

I don’t know if my skin was just tired of the same ol serum I’d been using and it lost its potency somehow, but this is something I will buy again once mine runs out because I can actually see what a difference it’s making.

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Don’t Buy This Cleanser: Burt’s Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream

I’m typically a Burt’s Bees fan which is why I grabbed this cleanser recently when I realized I was out of my Sebu bar I’ve been using in the shower. Bad move. It’s one of the worst I’ve ever tried. It’s not listed on the front label but it has some sort of menthol or peppermint in it that’s so strong it burned my eyes without even using it directly on them. Combine that with its lard-like texture that’s hard to break down and does nothing to cleanse the skin and it’s just a total disaster. I wish there was something redeeming about it but I think it’s just a waste of $8.

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NailSnaps

I’m really hoping the fundraising efforts via Kickstarter pan out for NailSnaps because it’s such a solid idea. Check out the video below showing how you can make custom nail art using photos from your phone using the (not yet released) NailSnaps app and support their efforts if you think it’s a cool idea that deserves a shot.

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Here are my two little leprechauns. We’re celebrating with an all-green meal that Mike’s preparing right now (just an excuse to have green chile I think.) So although we aren’t drinking green beer (something I was never into anyway), we’re having fun with our little ones just cooking and laughing and doing our thing. Hope your day was just as fun.

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Download This App: Timehop

I can’t wait to check my Timehop everyday, an app that proves that sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ones. You allow it access to your photos on your phone as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (or whatever you have and use) and every day it lists photos you took from that same date from years past. Your tweets are also included as are fun random facts about historical things that they add just in case you didn’t have anything posted for that day.

Here’s what I was doing on March 13th last year. Strange because I did this exact same thing today, but with one more baby in the stroller.

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And here’s a pic I took 2 years ago, complete with local weather which is a little creepy but interesting at the same time.

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Timehop! Download and enjoy!

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What’s in My Kit?

I was on location the other day for a corporate shoot and I thought I’d share a pic of what’s in my kit. Make Up For Ever, Koh Gen Do, Naked Palette, Ben Nye & much more. Looking for MAC? There’s a few things peppered in there, but ultimately it’s the line I use the least.

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