SkinCeuticals NEW product!!

This post is sponsored by SkinCeuticals. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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As you guys know I’ve been a huge fan of SkinCeuticals, I’ve written about my experiences using their Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 as well as some others locally at Nova Plastic Surgery with my routine facials. I was so excited to be invited to their Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight Luncheon with partner physician, Dr. Smith-Phillips in Washington, D.C. followed by a stop at the American Academy of Dermatology Conference. I learned SO much about having a good skincare routine, how much of the product your skin will actually will absorb, a lot about my own skin and how to treat it, as well as about SkinCeuticals’ new product Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight! Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight is their latest and greatest!! It’s an overnight skin-refining treatment that exfoliates to promote skin clarity and brightness. The free acid value of 10% glycolic acid is the optimal pH value that is proven for effective, even exfoliation with minimal irritation.

Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight is their latest and greatest! It’s an overnight skin-refining treatment that exfoliates to promote skin clarity and brightness. The free acid value of 10% glycolic acid is the optimal pH value that is proven for effective, even exfoliation with minimal irritation.

During the conference, we were able to explore SkinCeuticals’ products in-depth with the assistance of Dr. Smith-Phillips. I expressed my skincare concerns to her and together we created a “Custom D.O.S.E” serum! You can also visit their flagship stores to also create yours.

What is “Custom D.O.S.E.”?

Your Custom D.O.S.E serum contains a unique combination of 4-7 out of 14 unique ingredients chosen for their known efficacy in treating discoloration and related signs of aging. The result is your personal corrective serum that is created from extensive research on more than 250 combinations of skin traits and concerns. Each ingredient is tracked carefully to ensure peak freshness in your formula. 

Your Custom D.O.S.E diagnostic assesses the following concerns: 

Types of Discoloration:

  • Dullness
  • Sun Spots
  • PIH (Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation)
  • Stubborn Brown Patches
  • Signs of Aging:
    • Fine lines/wrinkles
    • Uneven Texture

My main concern was creating a serum that was pregnancy-safe. Dr. Smith-Phillips addedn ingredients that would help address skin concerns pregnant mothers have such as hormonal acne. However, she did insist pregnant mothers consult their physician to ensure it is ok to use during pregnancy!

Everyone’s “D.O.S.E” was different, just like everyone’s skincare concerns vary from person to person! I can’t wait to test out my new serum! For more information head over to SkinCeuticals.com. 

xx, Tonya Michelle

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New beauty weekly recap!

I’ve decided since I receive so many of the newest beauty products that I would start doing a weekly recap each week for you guys to let you know what just came out! So some of these below are NEW products on the market and also products I’m trying/seeing for the first time.

Nars, Fresh, It Cosmetics, Bite Beauty, Too Faced, Lancome, Urban Decay, Neutrogena, ColourPop, Bath & Body Works.

Urban Decay – NEW LO-FI Lip Mousse: Whipped to airy perfection, Lo-Fi Lip Mousse is a weightless, buildable, waterproof lip color. Lo-Fi provides high-impact color with a velvety soft finish that feels like you’re wearing nothing. I love that ultimately can use this as a blush and lipstick.

Nars 7 Deadly Sins – Coming soon! Hasn’t hit stores yet. It’s perfect for traveling when you might need options and don’t feel like bringing 7+ lipsticks with you!

It Cosmetics – I’ve been a huge fan of this brand for a few years. If you’re looking for a lightweight matte foundation – this is a must. I love how their products don’t CLOG your pores, I’ve had a lot of foundations in the past really end up hurting my skin.

Bath & Body Works –  Lovely Dreamer is one of their newest scents and I LOVE IT. Caroline was like “where is this from” and she couldn’t believe it! Right now it’s BUY 3 and get TWO free or BUY 2 and get 1 FREE. It’s a blend of fluffy musk, clean woods, white iris & fresh bergamot.

Fresh – Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence -fights pollution and signs of aging while increasing moisture and luminosity for a lustrous complexion.

Too Faced – When these first arrived I thought they would be too “metallic” to wear day to day, but after swatching them I was wrong and pleasantly surprised. These would easily work for any look. I would love some more color options!

ColourPop – 9 colors in this eye palette: New Digs: matte pastel peach, Anthem: metallic bright pinky copper, Dynamite: matte burnt orange, Hotel: metallic vivid copper, Motel: satin hot pinky coral, B+B: metallic pinky gold, Floaties: bright metallic orange, OOO: hot orange coral, Unwind: matte rich terracotta.

Neutrogena – I dove into this body gel this weekend – the smell is amazing! Left my skin feeling soft and not dry. I get super dry after showering, even in the summer. I hope to try their other scents after I finish this one. I’ve always been a huge fan of their makeup wipes so I’m glad they are expanding their body line.

Lacome- L’ABSOLU LACQUER GLOSS – These are the perfect buildable lipglosses – I personally love these because it depends on how much color you’d like you can apply more.

Bite Beauty – Lip crayons. This brand is one that I tried years ago and have been a fan of their formulas! I personally like the lip crayons better than regular lipsticks cause of travel and I like the sleekness of it.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Sol De Janeiro x Tonya Michelle

I love discovering new beauty care! Especially body care that smells better than Heaven. Sol De Janerio products not only make your skin softer than a baby, they smell so good you might try to eat them. (Please do not try eat them —  just rub the bum bum cream on your bum) Make yourself feel like a Brazilian Beauty with these products below!

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Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Be ready to throw out whatever brand of body moisturizer you have, don’t even think twice. This “bum bum” cream is made to change your life. It doesn’t feel sticky, drys quickly, doesn’t stain your clothing and give you such soft touch. Oh did I mention it contains a blend of Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí and Coconut Oil & Guaraná caffeine helps stimulate circulation and keep those behinds their smoothest, tightest! What’s better than that? Nothing.

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Samba foot fetish cream

Currently sold out with the high demand of giving yourself an at home pedi…. luckily can head to Sephora to purchase until they stock up again!!! Who doesn’t love smooth and soft feet? I know for my ladies out there who are always running around in heels like myself, a pedi is always needed every 2 weeks. With this 2-step set, you’re able to scrub away those rough spots on your heels and feet yourself. Put on those heels and go! Don’t need to worry about a greasy feeling, no slipping in your heels/sandals.

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Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel

Sol De Janerio says showering should be a treat, not a routine. I couldn’t agree more with that statement. Shower time for me is relaxing, it’s time to reflect on the day ahead or the day that has passed. It’s also about making yourself smell and feel better! Making this shower gel part of my daily routine has changed the way I look at how I pick what shower gel to buy. I never used to care about ingredients much until doing my research on this product. There are some key elements that made this a game changer!

1. Coconut Oil: We as americans might of just jumped on this band wagon but Brazilians have been swearing by this for much longer. It softens the skin and moisturizes without leaving a sticky feeling. The smell speaks for itself, no need to go into that!

2. Cupuaçu Butter, it’s their Shea Butter!  The best part is that it helps restore the skin’s elasticity…YES please!

3 .Açaí is the antioxidant super fruit that helps keep skin healthy and young. (Woo Hoo!!)

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Sol de Janerio Social Media:

Instagram: @soldejaneiro

Twitter: @SDJBeauty

Facebook: Sol de Janeiro

Youtube: Sol de Janerio

Products were gifted for review. The thoughts and opinions above are mine.

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Managing Breakouts

Unfortunately, it’s winter right now and my skin hates me. Who else has this issue? I know I can’t be the only one.

My skin goes from super oily in the summer to super dry in the winter. Is there a happy medium? Yes! It just wasn’t the easiest for me to find.

Currently I am using some amazing organic products that have tamed my skin for me. Nourish Organics is a company that I speak and think of, they have a huge range of products and they are affordable! (Finally, right?) The older I get, the more I am trying to understand what I use on my skin. Below is a list of products I adore and recommend trying out!

Skin Care:

1. Argan face serum (Apricot + Rosehip) – I use this when my skin is drying out. (Winter time or after being in the sun for awhile)

2. Body Wash (Almond Vanilla) – Shower daily with this. Has helped my breakouts on my shoulders.

3. Face Cleanser (Cucumber + Watercress) – Use this twice a day.

4. Eye Treatment (Avocado + Argan Oil) – Use after I shower. I might not have puffy eyes on a daily basis but after a good wine night I do!

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Other products I recommend:

1. Deodorant Cream (Almond Vanilla)

2. Body Oil Mist (Rose Hip + Rosewater)

You can find discounts on Nourish Organics instagram page: @nourishorganics or go directly to their website: www.nourishorganics.com

Pure, potent and fresh – Miessence Certified Organics for health, home and body. Looking and feeling good doesn’t have to cost the Earth.

I hope you enjoy these products as much as I do!

Kisses,

Tonya Michelle

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