Let’s fight breast cancer. Consider Amalie Wink in pink. #PinkWink

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

As we all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. During this month companies do their best to help with the fight against this horrific disease.

WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil

Amalie Beauty has many great products that I’m enjoying but it’s their contributions to people that impress me beyond belief. Last year alone they donated 2,187 Wink enhancers to cancer warriors. For every Wink sold in October they will donate one to a cancer warrior, through their partnership with Breast Cancer Charities of America’s Feeling Beautiful Again program. Their goal is to donate 2,500 units of WINK to cancer warriors this year.

Amalie Beauty WINK

Amalie Beauty’s WINK is an eyelash and eyebrow enhancer. I’ve used it on and off for a few years and am currently using it now. It definitely helps with growth and it leaves my lashes and brows in fabulous condition.

I have nothing but raves for Wink and am excited that #PinkWink is back for the month of October. Do your eyes a favor and purchase one for yourself knowing that you are also giving one to someone who has lost their lashes and/or brows in their battle.  —  Marcia

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

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Go to bed with a WINK and a SHINE #PinkWink

amalie beauty wink and shine

Today I want to introduce you to the second half of my Amalie Beauty skincare routine. I’ve told you about Amelie Beauty SHINE Organic Brightening Face Oil (reviewed here) previously but want to reiterate what I love about it. This terrific facial oil has not only helped my skin but it’s taught me a big lesson about fragrance. When SHINE and WINK were sent for review and I read about them I was a little, or maybe more than a little, worried about the fragrance of SHINE. But I wanted the effects of this: hydration, nourishment, diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, naturally fade dark spots and blemishes, and end up with a more even skin tone.

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

SHINE Organic Brightening Face Oil has a jasmine fragrance so you’d expect this fragrance-phobe to run the other way but that didn’t happen. I love the scent and find it soothing to use at bedtime. While SHINE can be used morning or night I prefer it at night since it’s a little less absorbant than some facial oils.

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

SHINE is not alone in going to bed with me, WINK is right there too. I delayed writing about WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil for a few reasons. First it sells out so quickly that I wanted to be sure that it was in stock for you to buy. And more important WINK, starting on October 1, 2016, turned pink. You are going to hear a lot of BCA this month and what companies are going to do to help fight for the cure. But no one is going to be as unique and helpful as Amalie Beauty. For every tube of WINK sold they will donate one to a cancer warrior to help them regrow their lashes and brows that have been lost through chemotherapy. #PinkWink #BOGOforthe cure

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer (original box)

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer (original box)

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

If I could do cartwheels I’d do them after using WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil for the last two months. I use this almost every single night on my eyebrows and about 2 – 3 times a week on my lashline. I never had to go through actual chemotherapy but I was on chemo drugs for almost 2 years. In that time my hair loss was considerable and my eyelashes and brows became skimpy. There’s a lot of self-deprecation when this goes on. I wasn’t feeling well and I hated the way I looked. But by the grace of god I came through it all and went into remission. It’s been over 5 years and my doctor tells me I’m good to go. When I fell two years ago and was in rehab I went through the process again though not due to drugs. Having WINK come into my life has been a savior. While I plucked my eyebrows in between my eyes, I just kept watching my brows get skimpier and skimpier. Now I am back to plucking!!!! Who ever thought that would be an accomplishment? We mostly complain about plucking but WINK has helped to make my brows fuller. I know that they’ll never be back to normal but I’m not getting any younger so that’s typical.

WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil

WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil

This is strictly a bedtime babe for me. Directions say to click the pen 180 degrees to get the product to come out on the brush, apply it to brows and/or your lashline, massage it gently in. That’s it. Since I wear eye makeup every day this would interfere but I can and do use it at bedtime.

Amalie Beauty WINK

Amalie Beauty WINK

Why use this? As you can see above WINK conditions, strengthens, and enhances your eyelash and eyebrow hairs. WINK is a mix of Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 essential fatty acids from a variety of natural nut and seed oils. Studies have been done that have shown that applying essential fatty acids topically can help awaken dormant follicles. It doesn’t promise to regrow hair but personally it has helped me, especially on my eyebrows. A tube should last you 60 days but I’ve used mine longer and can see there’s a lot left in it.

I hope you’ll read the story behind #PinkWink and #BOGOforcure here, I know you’ll be as touched as I am. Do yourself a favor and add this wonderful product to your routine. At the same time you’ll be helping someone who’s in need.  —  Marcia

*product sent for editorial consideration, all opinions are 100% my own

SHINE Ingredients: Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oil, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Helianthus Annuus Sunflower (Seed) Oil, Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf (Bearberry) Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit Seed) Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil

WINK Information: Each bottle has 72 rotations inside–enough to start the pen and use it for 60 days on either lashes or brows. Therefore “2 month’s usage” is based on the directions, so please follow them precisely. To start the pen, rotate the bottom chamber 10 times (slowly) until a small amount of product expels to the tip. Each night, after removing all makeup, rotate the pen 180 degrees (1/2 rotation) and apply by gliding along the eyelid or eyebrow; repeat for the other eyelid / eyebrow. Massage gently into the skin (optional). Each bottle has 72 rotations inside–enough to start the pen and apply for 60 days to either lashes or brows.

WINK Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Himalayan Cherry/Dhatelo Seed (Prinsepia Utilis Oil), Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil , Punica Granatum (Pomegrenate) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate.

Don’t you want to shine? Learn about Amalie Beauty’s SHINE and your answer will be yes

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

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Amalie Beauty SHINE Brightening Face Oil is one of a kind. This amazing oil is unlike any I’ve tried in the past. If you are a frequent reader of my reviews then you know that I’m phobic about fragrance. Due to decades of severe migraines I ruled out certain things from my life and fragrance was among those. I even made my husband stop wearing his favorite colognes because of my intolerance. I’m starting to have more tolerance for certain fragrances but not all.

Well I’m hear to tell you that SHINE Brightening Face Oil is fragrant and, to my nose, very fragrant. I smell Jasmine in it very strongly. But I like it, I really like it. From day one I didn’t mind the fragrance to the amazement of other bloggers. I find it soothing and delicious. It’s sort of a miracle to me!

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

This amber oil comes in a dark black glass bottle. It’s so rich and full that I’m only able to use this at night. I don’t find that other products agree with it though. I apply this in place of any serums or moisturizers before I go to bed. As someone with sleep problems I love that this doesn’t disturb my sleep, instead it enhances it. I can’t smell it come morning but my face feels so beautifully moisturized that I just want to pet myself.

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

SHINE can help in three ways. It helps with acne blemishes and helps fade the marks they’ve left behind. It’s a wonderful moisturizer, especially for dry skin. It helps to hydrate and nourish thereby diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus it helps brighten your skin in general.

Things to know that make this even better is that Amalie is a cruelty free, vegan company. Most of their ingredients are organic. And it’s made in the USA. Ingredients like Jojoba Oil and Pomegranate Oil are so great for our skin. The Jasmine I mentioned is mixed with Citrus Oils that combine for the incredible fragrance. Feel free to use a small amount on your hair since it can work wonders there too.

Amalie Beauty Shine and Wink

Amalie Beauty Shine and Wink

Amalie Beauty has two products in their repertoire and I’m in love with both. The creators, Megan and Miquel, won a competition in 2014 from Inc. Magazine’s Coolest College Start-up Competition and started Amalie Beauty. I’m so happy to have learned about them. SHINE can be used day or night while WINK is their Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil which I’ll review when it’s back in stock. These two products have made an impact on my nighttime beauty routine that I don’t want to give up. — Marcia

sent for consideration, used with love

INGREDIENT LIST: Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oil, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Helianthus Annuus Sunflower (Seed) Oil, Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf (Bearberry) Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit Seed) Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil.