Archive for the 'Skin Care' Category

Chloe Sevigny for Kiehl’s

Kiehl’s has a limited edition Deep Pore Cleansing Masque with Chloe Sevigny’s name on the jar and all proceeds will go to Waterkeeper Alliance. The Amazonian white clay mask detoxifies, soothes and absorbs oil. Get yours here!


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DIY Skin Care

Apple Juice Ice Cubes for Your Face

Skin expert Ole Henriksen praises the idea of pouring apple juice into an ice cube tray and letting it freeze for a simple, do-it-yourself, anti-aging treatment. Smoothing the cubes over your face helps the skin’s renewal process and “feels like a mini facelift”.

Yogurt Face Mask

Natural yogurt soothes, moisturizes and cleanses the skin, leaving it fresh and glowing. Mix a cup of yogurt with a tablespoon of honey for dry skin or with drops of lemon juice for oily skin. Stir into a smooth paste, apply a thick layer over your face and rinse off after 30 minutes.

Aspirin Face Mask

An Aspirin mask moisturizes and fights acne. Mix about 5 uncoated Aspirin with enough lukewarm water to make a paste, apply a thin layer to your face until it dries and then rub it off. For a more soothing mask, add honey or plain yogurt.

Sugar Lip Scrub

Heat 1 teaspoon of honey in a small cup in the microwave for 5 seconds, stir in a teaspoon of olive oil, almond oil or sunflower oil, add 2 teaspoons of granulated white sugar, a drop of lemon juice and 1-2 drops of essential oil. Apply it to your lips in a circular motion with your fingers and then scrub it off with a damp cotton ball.

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Cold Plasma

Last month, Perricone MD sent me a jar and sample tube of their infamous Cold Plasma face cream (a $150 value) to try and I’m impressed. This is the second product they have sent me that I have been pleased with. The first one was their Face Finishing Moisturizer. It’s just what my sensitive combination skin has needed to pull through these dry months of cold weather. This non-greasy cream sinks right in and hydrates throughout the day and night. I usually apply it to my face and throat each night before bed right after washing. It comes with a scoop for application so that you don’t constantly dip your fingers into the jar. This might be the only face cream I’ve used that doesn’t add to the oily portion of my skin. It does its job at keeping it at bay. I’d say the only con is the odd smell. Cold Plasma is for all ages and skin types. It fights against the major signs of aging: wrinkles, dryness, redness, enlarged pores, discoloration, impurities, uneven skin tone, loss of firmness, loss of smoothness and loss of radiance. It’s ideal if you’re looking for smoother, healthier skin. For a few years now, I’ve been a firm believer in skin care at a young age for preventative measures. Perricone is a great place to start.


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Pamper Yourself

Ever since the temperatures dropped drastically, I’ve been pretty keen on soaking my skin in anything soothing and luxurious. So, the other night, I got out my Hello Kitty bubble bath from Target, ran hot water, lit cinnamon scented candles and poured myself a glass of chardonnay all before cooking up some pasta. It’s been ages since I’ve opted for a bath over a shower and it was such a relaxing change. Great idea for right before bedtime if you have trouble falling asleep.


Hello Kitty bubble bath

I really like Dirty Girl Bubble Bath. I just happened to spot it at a Borders bookstore one night and thought the packaging was too cute not to buy. It smells lovely and leaves skin oh-so-soft.

I also decided to whip out my Conair Whirlpool Massaging Foot Spa that has been packed away forever since I move so often and can never find anything. I took that time to enjoy an issue of Nylon magazine and some peach tea. My father got me this foot spa a few years ago because he knows of my love for all things pampering and spa-like. It has a water heating option, whirlpool and bubble jets and detachable massaging parts. I used my True Blue Spa Mega Mint Foot Soak which, I believe, has been discontinued for whatever reason. It’s a strong peppermint soak that leaves your skin all cool and tingly. But you can purchase other True Blue Spa products at Bath & Body Works.


Conair foot spas


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Perricone MD Cold Plasma Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Stephanie Schneider of Venice, California for winning our Perricone MD Cold Plasma Giveaway!

See all giveaway winners here!

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Dry Winter Blues

Frigid weather really does a number on a gal’s skin. We’re now entering the dreaded holiday travel period that only worsens already dulled skin conditions. Stocking up on hydrating products right now would be in your best interest. Your epidermis will thank you.

Pond’s Dry Skin Cream is an age old beauty staple of our mother’s mothers. I finally picked up a  jar on a whim because of the praises my mother and grandmother have given it over the years…and because it was cheap. Just a thin layer is all I need to smooth over my face and throat to regain total moisture. Pro: The jar will last forever. Con: For those with oily or combination skin (like myself), the texture may be a bit too greasy to use during warmer months.

Breathe 24/7 Romance Moisture Boost Body Lotion is amazing. This luxurious, thick cream smells heavenly and restores moisture right away. It feels like you’re transforming your skin into silk and the Amber Myrrh scent is enough to override perfume.

Suave Cocoa Butter with Shea Lotion is a great, clinically-proven, drugstore buy for dry skin. My mother gave me a bottle of this because she’s such a fan of cocoa butter. Cocoa butter not only tames dryness in a heartbeat, but it also takes care of stretch marks. At first, I wasn’t a big fan of the cocoa smell, but it grew on me.

C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve is a product that I will praise and recommend until the end of time. It quickly soothes chapped lips, cuticles, redness, blemishes, diaper rash, rough patches, etc. Rose extract gives skin a wonderful boost.

Dove Damage Therapy Energize Shampoo is the perfect drink of water for brittle locks. My long, thick, color-treated hair has been saved repeatedly by this shampoo. It leaves it looking extra shiny and looking healthy as ever. It also has an invigorating lemon and grapefruit scent.

Yes To Carrots Pampering Hair Mud Conditioner offers a great deal of nourishment and essential vitamins. It contains organic carrots and dead sea minerals for health and hydration. I’m a fan of the entire Yes To Carrots line.

Crystal Light Skin Essentials White Peach Tea specifically targets the skin with vitamins and antioxidants. I lovelovelove Crystal Light’s regular Peach tea, so this special line for skin care excites me. This low calorie refreshment claims that women who drink it consume 20% more water.

Strawberries, salmon, smoothies and multivitamins are other delicious and nutritious ways to improve your skin from the inside out (aside from the obvious: water). Remember that antioxidants and hydration are key.


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Perricone MD Best Skin Care Products for Women Giveaway

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Once again, Decadent Luxe and Perricone MD have partnered to bring readers another giveaway! This time around, it’s the highly rated Cold Plasma face cream for anti-aging. It helps correct wrinkles, discoloration, enlarged pores, dryness, redness, impurities, uneven skin tone, loss of firmness, loss of smoothness and loss of radiance. To enter to win this $150 best seller, simply comment on this post with your name, email, location, why you might want or need this product and “like” us on Facebook!  Open to US and Canada residents only and will run until Friday December 3rd. M D Perricone is quite well known for creating the best skin care products for women. This particular cream is just what you need this Winter.


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La Fille


Wendy. 20-something gal. Metro-Atlanta. J'adore high end fashion, cosmetics & my pilot. ♥

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