Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away

I have only seen a Cirque Du Soleil show once before (you can read about it here). I was absolutely taken aback at how beautiful the show was, I mean it was stunning, it made me feel like a little kid again. So when I was approached to do a review of the DVD/Digital Copy/Blu-Ray (read: not live) version of Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away-I was hesitant at best.

I mean I was game, but I just wasn't sure that the wonderment that I experienced at the live show could be captured in a non-live version. So I received the DVD in the mail (along with a fun goody bag full of Cirque swag) and I gave it a chance. I popped it in the DVD player and instantly my attention was grabbed. The fantastical visuals that grabbed my attention in the live show was now working its magic on me at home-but in a different way. I feel like the DVD offered something that the lives show couldn't possibly offer-like detail. It was so pretty. Like, couldn't look away, pretty.

So all that is to say that, I recommend picking up a copy of Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away. I can easily seeing this being perfect for a fun night in with your love or a bunch of girlfriends and a bunch of fun snacks. Your eyes will love what they see!

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Skin Regimine

Nourish All In One Facial Cleaner and Nourish All In One Antioxidant Facial Moisturizer:
After all I have been through in trying to get my skin acne free, the last place you would think I would look for skin care is a grocery store. But alas, I have. Word on the street is that the dermatologist that concocted the Nourish Skin Care line is selling a very similar formula in their office for ten times the price! The face wash is a soothing gel that lathers but doesn't dry my face out, and it takes off my make up really well.
The Nourish lotion is really light and oil free. This is a huge selling point for me because I usually feel a super thick mask like feeling when I use other moisturizers which prevents me using it...and I don't know about you but moisturizers don't work well when they are sitting on your shelf and not on your face. But this one seems to be melt right in to your face and leaving it feeling fresh and dewy.

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF:
Now I know this item is pretty darn pricey. In fact I bought it from my dermatologist and then had instant buyers remorse. I wasn't able to return it and now looking back, I am glad I didn't. All it takes is four little drops a day and it tightens up my pores and leaves my skin looking super "fresh". I don't know how else to describe it except "fresh". The overall look of my skin has been transformed and I honestly don't think I can go back!

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2:
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I usually avoided toners because they dried my face out like whoa. But this one, this one does not do that. I love how after I swipe a cotton pad with this stuff on it my face tingles and almost feels like its breathing. Weird...but true.

Cetaphil SPF 50:
I use this every morning to provide a shield of defense for my face when I head out in to the world. SPF 50 might seem a bit like overkill to some...but you never can be to careful when it comes to your skin right?

Most definitely the cheapest part of my regimine but one of the most important. I keep a little pot of this stuff on my nightstand. Before bed I put some on my lips, cuticles, the back of my hands and around my eyes (ahem, where some little crows feet are starting to tiptoe their way on to my face).

Essie: Good To Go

I love painting my nails-big time.
You know what I don't like?
Waiting for said nails to dry.

Well that is no longer a worry for me ever since Essie,Good To Go came in to my life.
I can put a couple coats of my favorite color on and put a thin coat of GTG on and I was truly good to go after a couple minutes. Which means I could look through my purse, put my hair up, or even go to bed without worry of missing up my manicure!

The added bonus is that this topcoat makes my nails look extra shiny! I have had so many people ask me if my manicure was a gel one because the topcoat gave my nails such a nice, shiny, finished look.
It retails for about $10-and worth every penny!!