Mother Blogger's and The Working Girl's Results: Classic and timeless beauties like Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Swift, as well as their backyard animal muse, Mr. Squirrel. Remember, you are never too old to get outside and play in the snow! That's real beauty!
Yesterday, The Working Girl and Mother Blogger spoke of yearning for the softer side of life, and it seems they are not the only ones. Whether it's home design and decorating *, fashion, or nails, pastel green is trend-on for spring 2010 -- especially mint green.
(The Mum is currently housed in a mint green robe surrounded by walls with varying shades of green paint, while the mint green-tipped nails of The Working Girl type this post.)
Green symbolizes the country’s eco-friendly spirit and inspires a restful mood..The nail color provides an exotic pop to the hands without being too bright and distracting.
With Chanel (Jade), Essie (Mint Candy Apple), and Exhibit (Mint Green) already offering greens, it is sure to be a trend that sticks.
*For our home decorating enthusiasts, Benjamin Moore's Cedar Green, 2034-40, a yellow-green, is the IT color for 2010.
Is there any Monday more manic than the Monday after the long holiday? Well, stress not, dear readers because KMR Communications is pleased to offer one lucky reader of Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog an “Ultimate Serum Giveaway” package including products from PHYTO-C, nuNAAT and AminoGenesis worth over $210.00. Serums, known for their ultra-concentrated formulas, pack more punch. So take that, Manic Monday! .
PHYTO-C Supreme Serum
This anti-aging serum not only has anti-cellulite properties, but it reduces scar tissue and is formulated with powerful antioxidants. Formulated with an anti-aging agent, the active ingredients refine skin texture as it smoothes and firms the skin. Providing extraordinary protection against Photo-damage, Supreme Serum facilitates collagen production and reduces the appearance of stretch marks. Worth: $64. www.phyto-ceutical.com
AminoGenesis DermaScyne 2 Intense Daily Serum
This intense serum delivers 25 key biological building blocks to the skin enabling it to replace and repair the skin’s essential proteins as they breakdown to maintain a youthful, radiant and healthy appearance. AmnoGenesis’ DermaScyne supports proteins like collagen and elastin as well as other key proteins which bind water to the skin for maximum hydration. Worth: $139. www.aminogenesis.com
nuNAAT Naat Serum
Specially formulated to smooth over frizzy hair, restore split ends and provide an intense shine while protecting your hair from external elements. Massage through wet or dry hair and leave on for sleek, hydrated hair. Worth: $6.99. www.nunaat.com
Remember, it's just a Monday. Breathe!
Are you planning on having a big night out tonight? Mother Blogger and The Working Girl will be the quintessential party-poopers this New Year's Eve. With The Working Girl still dealing with The Voms of Pregnancy and Mother Blogger recuperating from pneumonia, the ladies of the blog are hanging close to home tonight.
In her twenties, Mother Blogger, not from the 212 area code, made more than a few treks to New York on the eve of a new year in order to ride The Ball down in Times Square. Oh, how the stories have taken on a life of their own. Can you say the word "confabulate"? Yes, the dear old Mum unconsciously replaces fact with fantasy. When asked to respond to these allegations, Mother Blogger proclaimed, "Hey, let the good times roll!"
Whether you are tucked in your bed watching the ball fall or falling into bed in the wee hours of the morning, there is nothing worse than the morning after riding the ball down. You feel awful and your face shows it. And the older you get, the harder it is to look fresh if you go to bed later than 10:00 p.m.!
If you can sleep it off, great! But if you have to get out of bed and face the world, here are a few tips on how to hide the fact that you rolled in the door at dawn.
If you have the mental capacity before you go to bed, wash your face (and drink a glass of water or Gatorade). Both ladies of the blog are too exhausted to wash their faces on an average night so they house baby wipes by their bed to remove their makeup. A pound of CVS baby wipes will only cost you $4 --an über-inexpensive beauty secret.
In the morning, hydrate your dry, tired, and thirsty skin. Slather on an intense natural hydrating mask like Skin Nutrition with Phytomins Hydrating Mask (CVS $9.99). Then grab another Gatorade and roll into bed for a few more zzzzzzz's.
If your eyes scream “I had one too many last night" after mega-hydration and the extra zzzzzz's, use a few drops of Visine Advanced Relief ($4.89, cvs.com) to get rid of that bloodshot look and soothe your peepers.
Lastly, to get rid of that pasty and dry look, Clinique Non-Streak Bronzer from the men's line ($15) will produce a natural- and healthy-looking glow. Remember that your skin is already dehydrated, so using a powder bronzer on it will only make you look older!!!!
Have a happy, healthy, and safe New Year's Eve!
With a new baby on the way, The Working Girl (and Grandmother Blogger) have attempted to seek out non-toxic beauty products, so they were delighted to test-drive a new line of beauty products created by Rebecca Gournay. In Rebecca's search for the most potent ingredients the (seed) + ceator found the answer inside a itty-bitty grape seed. The company harnessed the nutrient-rich grape seed, which is a by-product of the wine-making process -- Cheers! -- and created a fabulous new line of natural beauty products. (seed) + products are enriched with linoleic essential fatty acids, Vitamin E (antioxidant) and phytosterols to nourish and moisturize skin.
The moisturizing bar was a treat to the girls' senses. Invigorating Citrus Thyme is a crisp and refreshing scent that invigorates the mind. Sensitive sniffers can also purchase the bar sans scent.
The all natural body bar is enhanced with grape seed oil, and refined pomegranate, apricot and strawberry seeds are added to gently exfoliate and cleanse. The girls are big fans of daily exfoliation.
The Ladies of the Blog were also invigorated by the price: Six bars for under $20!
(seed) + is a Brains on Beauty winner!
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What is the Wonderbar?
The Wonderbar is not a soap. It is a facial bar which is enhanced by the unique combination of Chlorey’nahre, a proprietary complex extracted from algae, with 3000 year old Heilmoor clay of Austria, a natural therapeutic ingredient. According to the manufacturer, the use of nanotechnology to develop Chlorey’nahre results in quick and complete absorption into your dermis to help your skin stay supple, radiant, and youthful.
- Firms, lifts and puts a glow on your face in as little as three minutes
- Minimizes the redness associated with Rosacea
- Tightens and minimizes facial pores
- Removes free radicals and toxins from your face, and replenishes it with the right nutrients
- Fights Eczema, Acne, and Psoriasis
- Brings balance to skin – oily skin becomes less oily and dry skin less dry
- Gives your face a natural, healthy radiance
- Lightens pigmentation and freckles
- Moisturizes skin after every wash (due to Chlorey’nahre)
- Works equally well as a shampoo as it helps improve the scalp and hair to become soft and shiny
- Works well as a shaving foam to reduce razor burn and the incidence of ingrown hairs
- The Wonderbar was beautifully packaged and could hold its own as a lovely gift.
- Lightly scented.
- Mother Blogger found the facial bar to impart intense moisture to her estrogen-deprived, dry skin.
- Mother Blogger gave the Wonderbar a test-drive on her hair and was pleasantly surprised to discover that it left her locks in a soft and manageable condition. She has added it to her gym bag for a shampoo-alternative.
- The Working Girl's acne-prone skin seemed to clear up significantly after using the Wonderbar for a week. Or could her hormones finally be leveling out?
- Too pricey for a long-term plan.
The product line:
- The 25gm Wonderbar from Wonderbar USA, 6-8 weeks supply ($40)
- The 80gm Wonderbar from Wonderbar USA, 3-4 month supply ($105)
- This gift set contains 4-25gm Wonderbars, a 5-6 month supply,is individually boxed ($140)
Disclaimer: Product was supplied by manufacturer.