Hurry! The IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs! 5-Piece Collection TSV is today only! #ByeByeBreakthroughs

IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs! 5-Piece Collection

IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs! 5-Piece Collection

Now here is a collection that has it all – the IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs! 5-Piece Collection ($79.98).  This is on QVC on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1 pm, 4 pm (2-hour show) and 8 pm (2-hour show) ET – be sure to tune in for more details about this fabulous collection of goodies.  In the meantime, here’s some great info for your reading pleasure.

 Bye Bye Pores Illumination™

Bye Bye Pores Illumination™

 Bye Bye Pores Illumination™

Bye Bye Pores Illumination™

 Bye Bye Pores Illumination™

Bye Bye Pores Illumination™

 Bye Bye Pores Illumination™

Bye Bye Pores Illumination™

 Bye Bye Pores Illumination™

Bye Bye Pores Illumination™

1. New! Worldwide Launch! Bye Bye Pores Illumination™ It’s your instant airbrushing and lit-from-within glow, all in one compact! Discover the best-selling, award-winning Bye Bye Pores Pressed™ Powder from IT Cosmetics™, now infused with Drops of Light Technology™ for subtle radiance without glitter or shimmer.

This is a stunningly beautiful pressed powder that gives a fantastic glow to your complexion.  If you are tired, sick, or just feeling a little flat, a quick sweep of this soft powder and skin looks young and fresh.  I love it!

Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™

Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™

Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ in Medium

Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ in Medium

2. New Shades! Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Available in 2 new shades (6 shades total!), Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ brightens the look of your entire eye area and delivers highly pigmented, anti-aging full coverage that never creases or cracks!

 I am a long-time fan of the original Bye Bye Under Eye™, and this new version is the classic formula along with IT Cosmetic’s Drops of Light Technology™. It combines everything I love about the classic concealer – long wear, full coverage, skin-loving ingredients – along with a luminescence that helps it conceal blue and red areas to perfection.  I have the Medium shade swatched above. I used the tiniest bit of concealer – just a dot goes an incredibly long way. I find the best way to use this is to spread the concealer on the back of my hand as my body temperature helps to warm up the concealer so it spreads easily. Then I dot it on under my eyes and around my nose, continuing to gently pat to blend it in.

Bye Bye Lines Serum™

Bye Bye Lines Serum™

Bye Bye Lines Serum™

Bye Bye Lines Serum™

3. First Time in a TSV! Bye Bye Lines Serum™ Formulated with Drops of Light Optical Blurring Technology™, plus peptides, caviar extract, hydrolyzed collagen and algae, this weightless anti-aging serum helps increase skin hydration and helps improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles for your most beautiful skin!

The Bye Bye Lines Serum is so great that Marcia already used up her first bottle and has made her way almost completely through her second. This is true love! It’s so hydrating and contains all the ingredients to make the most of skin. “While deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid, argan oil and babassu oil restore moisture and aid skin barrier repair, vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B7, B9 and CoQ10 work synergistically with skin-brightening licorice root to restore the look of youthful vitality and radiance for your most beautiful complexion!”

Bye Bye Makeup™

Bye Bye Makeup™

Bye Bye Makeup™

Bye Bye Makeup™

4. Bestseller! Bye Bye Makeup™ Formulated to be non-irritating, your 3-in-1 hydrating sulfate-free cleanser, purifying instant makeup remover and anti-aging serum leaves your complexion appearing soft, smooth and radiant!

Bye Bye Makeup™  is a unique take on a cleanser. It’s not a cream, it’s a solid that melts immediately with body temperature, and it’s applied to dry skin like cleansing oil. I was initially very conservative with it, just sliding my fingers across the top and then smoothing it on, but I finally realized that it was ok to ‘dig in’ and get a chunk. The cleanser has a nice, light citrus scent that is very pleasant and doesn’t hang around long.  It takes off all makeup, including eye makeup, without the need for a separate makeup remover. Second, it is one heck of a moisturizer, leaving skin not only cleansed but also crazy soft and hydrated. It’s also an anti-aging skin serum. Normally, I think that any sort of treatment is wasted in a cleanser – after all, it’s getting washed off and going down the sink, right? But this one is activated as soon as it touches your skin, and it actually creates a sort of barrier keeping moisture in while also giving skin a glowy radiance. I have nothing but raves for this excellent paraben- and sulfate-free cleanser.

Heavenly Skin™ Bye Bye Pores™ Powder Brush

Heavenly Skin™ Bye Bye Pores™ Powder Brush

5. Bestseller! Heavenly Skin™ Bye Bye Pores™ Powder Brush Your game-changing brush features ultra-soft Heavenly Skin™ cruelty-free brush hair for your smoothest application, and hugs the natural contours of your features for a flawlessly airbrushed finish. Pairs perfectly with your Bye Bye Pores Illumination™ powder!

The  is one heck of a brush.  It’s soft and feels terrific, but it has enough heft to pick up product and distribute and buff in beautifully.  IT really does brushes right, and this one is no exception.  I love it with the Illumination Powder.

The IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs! 5-Piece Collection TSV is a fantastic set – you’ve got a gorgeous highlighting powder and the perfect brush to partner with it; beautiful illuminating concealer that comes in two new shades; a serum so good that my picky partner Marcia swears by it; and a 3-in-1 makeup remover that also acts as a moisturizer and a skin treatment.  All this for about $80!!!  It’s a steal.  Order one for yourself today – and get one for your mom, too.  – Lisa

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IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs! 5-Piece Collection

IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your Bye Bye Breakthroughs! 5-Piece Collection

IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow #ItsMyConfidence

IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow

IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow

Looking for a pop of color, a little brightness? Beautiful skin texture and some glow?  Then you’ve got to check out these three new multi-tasking palettes from IT Cosmetics! The Confidence In Your Glow palettes ($32) are ombre powders that act as highlighters, bronzers, and blushes. They brighten skin and warm the complexion with one sweep of the Heavenly Skin™ One-Sweep Wonder Brush #705…which is also pretty cool. There are lots of reasons to give this collection a gander.

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IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow

IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow

  •  Delivers your blush, bronzer and highlighter in one simple step for an instant all-over glow
  • Drops of Light Technology™ gives you lit-from-within radiance without glitter or shimmer
  • Talc-free universal shades look flawless on all skin types and tones
  • Anti-aging, skin-brightening vitamin C, plus a super ceramide complex, peptides and collagen for your most beautiful skin!
  • Pairs perfectly with the NEW Heavenly Skin™ One-Sweep Wonder Brush #705  ($48)
Heavenly Skin One-Sweep Wonder Brush #705

Heavenly Skin One-Sweep Wonder Brush #705

The Heavenly Skin One-Sweep Wonder Brush #705 is a new IT Cosmetics brush. IT Cosmetics does a lot of things right and brushes are a specialty. This brush is flat with dual-fiber hairs and a tapered brush head. The handle is short and designed more for sweeping across the face, not for precision work. It’s great with these palettes. Even if you are a bit ham-handed like me, skin ends up looking soft and glowy. The bristles are treated with anti-aging collagen, silk, peptides, niacin and antioxidants, and you can use this brush to apply everything from liquids to powders and from skin care to color products.

IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Nude Glow

IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Nude Glow

IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Natural Glow

IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Natural Glow

IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Warm Glow

IT Cosmetics Confidence In Your Glow Warm Glow

The Confidence In Your Glow powder palettes – interestingly! – smell nice, like oranges. The powder is creamy and blends like a dream. The palettes have a really smooth skin texture and give it a soft, diffused look. I tried to use the different shades within the ombre separately, but that didn’t really work for me…I get the best result just sweeping my brush across the whole palette, which then gives a beautiful color that I can build into a deeper shade if I want.

left to right: Nude Glow, Natural Glow, Warm Glow

left to right: Nude Glow, Natural Glow, Warm Glow

left to right: Nude Glow, Natural Glow, Warm Glow

left to right: Nude Glow, Natural Glow, Warm Glow

Nude Glow warms the complexion and is a wonderful bronzer and contour shade. Natural Glow is definitely more of a highlighter/natural blush shade. Warm Glow is a peachy/pink bronzer/blush, and boy is it pretty…I can’t tell you how often I reach for this. I wear Nude Glow to warm up and contour my skin first, then sweep either Natural Glow or Warm Glow onto my cheek bones almost every day.

You can find all three shades of Confidence in Your Glow as well as the Heavenly Skin™ One-Sweep Wonder Brush #705  at IT Cosmetics online and at Ulta. Be sure to pick these up and post your own confident glow, and tag #ITsMyConfidence! – Lisa

Check QVC for their price of $$35.92 for the brush and one Confidence in Your Glow.

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Quite possibly the best foundation ever: DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation

DecorteIt’s true. Without a good foundation, the quality of the rest doesn’t matter. The house will fall. The relationship will crumble. The makeup will melt. The foundation is, in essence, everything.

I was recently sent a foundation that is so good I wore it for three weeks straight thinking this HAS to be some sort of a mirage…there is no foundation this lovely, this luminous, this freaking fabulous. But it’s no hallucination…wow I love this foundation! What is my amazing foundation find?  DECORTE Soft Creme Foundation ($110).soft_creme_foundation_-_cool_pearl_9

Soft Creme Foundation is a spendy foundation from an upscale Japanese line that you can find at Saks Fifth Avenue. The feel and quality of the DECORTE line is similar to Cle de Peau. In fact, the Soft Creme Foundation immediately reminded me of one of my other favorite foundations, the even spendier CDP Radiant Cream Foundation. The DECORTE Soft Cream Foundation has a more liquid consistency though and while it builds to full coverage the initial coverage is medium. The coverage is fantastic and long-lasting, looking as good at 6 pm after a very sweaty hour-long work out as it does at 8 am in the morning.

DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

It gives a gentle, youthful radiance that is fresh and believable. One jar will last years, I swear, because I use so little and get such great coverage with it. My shade is Cool Ivory, which I have heavily swatched on the left above and buffed in on the right.

DECORTE Soft Creme Foundation Guide

DECORTE Soft Creme Foundation Guide

I just can’t gush enough about the way this foundation covers. It evens skin tone, makes pores nonexistent, and gives this incredible glow that looks so healthy and sweet. I do use concealer – typically IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye – and then with a tiny dusting of finishing powder the end effect is truly incredible. The foundation makes every other bit of makeup I apply look fantastic. It’s magic.

Wearing DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

Wearing DECORTE Cosmetics Soft Creme Foundation in Cool Ivory

DECORTE says, “uber-antioxidant Shirakaba Tonic infuses skin with clarity and renewal. Washi Paper Optics™ create a low-definition look for a luxe new luminosity.”  I say right on, DECORTE!  Whatever it is, it works, and it creates the most beautiful foundation ever for the rest of my makeup.

You can find DECORTE Cosmetics at Saks Fifth Avenue. I really hope you will try the Soft Creme Foundation…this is one solid foundation that you will always be able to count on no matter what.  – Lisa

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Get yourself an uh-mazing Selfie Kit from Kleraderm during Trend Show Week

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Nordstrom in the Detroit area has an amazing Trend Show in May with specials from so many beauty lines and the best part is you don’t even have to be there in person to get the goodies!  Kleraderm is offering these adorably clever Selfie Kits as gifts with purchase. If you live in the area and can visit Nordstrom Somerset or Partridge Creek, then do that — but if not, I have the scoop on how to still score these cute sets.

Hanging with Joanne from Kleraderm after a fabulous Kleraderm facial

Hanging with Joanne from Kleraderm after a fabulous Kleraderm facial

Joanne Recchia, the owner of Kleraderm, gave me a Selfie Kit to try in advance and I am truly impressed.  There are two types of Selfies:Kleraderm Selfie

Amber + Argon Kit includes:

Amber + Argon 10ml Serum

Amber + Argon Face Cream 30ml

Nourishing Make Up Remover Gel full size

Kleraderm SelfieHydrating Kit (which is the one I have) includes: 

Collagen + Elastin Serum 10ml

Collasin Cream 30ml

Nourishing Make Up Remover Gel full size

Kleraderm Selfie KitJoanne told me that she gave out a few kits to customers to get their feedback and they all just gushed about them. Her customers couldn’t even decide which kit they liked best and they said their skin never looked so good. Now her customers are asking if Selfies could be available all the time, and I am on their side!! I’ve been using my Hydrating Selfie Kit for a month and I am gushing too.  Kleraderm Collastin Cream

Kleraderm Collastin Cream

Kleraderm Collastin Cream

In particular I am in love with the Collastin Cream, which is a thick, creamy moisturizer that has a very high content of collagen and elastin, which prevents wrinkles from forming and fades those already there. It does a terrific job of restoring elasticity and firmness to skin. I use it in the morning after my toner and serum, and at night on any dry areas after cleansing, toning, and serum.

Kleraderm Selfie KitThe Selfie Beauty Kits are FREE with pre-sell orders only during Trend Event May 6 through May 21. Customers can call either Nordstrom Michigan stores at Somerset or Partridge Creek to place orders. Sales staff will be happy to answer your questions about products or your skin!  – Lisa
Somerset (248) 816-5100 ext 1422 ask for Adam or Lina.
Partridge (586) 203-4300 ext 1050 ask for Denise.

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Cosmetic brush giveaway – 3 winners

Beauty portrait of a woman with cosmetic brush over blue background

As we are finishing up our 7th anniversary blogging celebration the timing coincides well with me packing to move. I’ve found treasures galore for my readers. I’m sad to see these go but I just have to downsize. Hopefully you are one of the 3 winners.  —  Marcia

Winner 1: Rock & Republic set contains 8 brushes: powder, blush/foundation, angled eyeliner, fluffy eyeshadow brush, large laydown or highlighter brush, medium size laydown brush, pencil brush, lip brush.  Rock & Republic went out of business several years ago which is a shame IMO. These brushes are all cruelty free. Silver handles

Rock & Republic Powder Brush (amazon)

Rock & Republic Powder Brush (amazon)

Winner 2:  Francesca Guerrara large foundation brush, Francesca Guerrara large taklon brush (concealer, foundation, eyes), Cat Cosmetics pencil brush, Stila fluffy small eyeshadow brush, Stila flat top eyeliner brush, Tarte taklon brush for cream products, Lottie London eyeshadow brush, BellaPiere angled eyebrow/eyeliner brush

Francesca Guerrara large concealer brush (amazon)

Francesca Guerrara large concealer brush (amazon)

Francesca Guerrara #37 Perfect Foundation brush (amazon)

Francesca Guerrara #37 Perfect Foundation brush (amazon)

Winner 3: Sorme Blush Brush, Trish McEvoy foundation brush (discontinued, lucite handle), Luxie skunk brush, Luxie Tapered Blending e/s brush, Nikka K rounded eyeshadow brush, Raw Color large eyeshadow brush, Inspr fine angle brush, Luxie Eye Blender Brush Pack (2 brushes), Bobbi Brown Face Blender

Luxie 514 blush brush (amazon)

Luxie 514 blush brush (amazon)

Bobbi Brown Face Blender

Bobbi Brown Face Blender

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This is an international giveaway unless prohibited to receive this kind of mail (for example Germany doesn’t allow it, Quebec doesn’t). I make no guarantees about receipt once it leaves my hands if it’s out of the US. I pay the postage for all of these giveaways so I don’t often have WW giveaways but these aren’t terribly heavy and I want our international readers to have a chance.

The giveaway is open through 5/8/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If comments close you can email your comment to me at [email protected] and label it Brushes. Do not email me unless the comments are closed though (Speak Your Mind). You MUST be an email subscriber and comment. Good luck!!

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Say a prayer of thanks for Halo Top Ice Cream!

Halo Top Ice Cream

Halo Top Ice Cream

It feels like I have been on a diet my entire life.  Like I came out of the womb and said, wait…is that milk low fat?  Most of the time I am a very, very good girl and eat healthy things that make my body happy.  But every so often (ok, pretty much every day) I want something that just makes my mouth happy…like ICE CREAM.

My personal trainer, Mark Swift from Swift Training Results (you should follow him on Instragram @swiftresultspersonaltraining) highly recommended Halo Top Ice Cream to me because it has high protein, low sugar, and it really honestly and truly tastes like regular ice cream.  It really does!!!

Just for a little entertainment before telling you about this miracle ice cream, here are a few ice cream-themed fashion items on Shopbop.  Take advantage of the current sale and get up to 25% off..the sale was extended through April 16th!

State Miller Drawstring Backpack at Shopbop

State Miller Drawstring Backpack at Shopbop

Zoe Karrsen Ice Cream Heart T Shirt

Zoe Karssen Ice Cream Heart T Shirt

Sydney Evan Ice Cream Cone Necklace

Sydney Evan Ice Cream Cone Necklace

I find my Halo Top Ice Cream at Kroger and Meijer stores.  There is a search engine on the Halo Top website that you can use to find these pints of deliciousness near you.  They sell out quickly, so you may need to do strategic grocery shop timing.

Halo TopMint Chip and Peanut Butter Cup Ice CreamSo here’s the scoop – an entire pint of Halo Top has around 300 calories and 20 grams of protein.  Only 300 calories!!!  So if you are the type to eat from the carton…and then suddenly find that carton empty…this is for you.  Some flavors have less calories, some have a bit more, but the highest calorie count is 360.  That is just incredible for actually creamy, yummy, filling ice cream.  I haven’t tried all the flavors yet, but here are my thoughts on the ones I have tried:

Halo Top Lemon CakeLemon Cake has 240 calories and 20 grams of protein.  I thought it would probably be a little icy with the low calorie count, but this is impressively creamy.  The lemon is tart enough to please and doesn’t taste artificial.  Winner.

Halo Top Mint ChipHalo Top Mint Chip 2a spoonful of Halo Top Mint ChipMint Chip has 240 calories and 20 grams of protein.  I would like more chips in this frosty mint treat, but otherwise it is GOOD.  Probably my favorite, actually.  The ice cream is creamy and mint is refreshing.  The tiny chocolate chips give it some great texture and a pop of real chocolate flavor.  Winner.

Halo Top Sea Salt CaramelSea Salt Caramel has 320 calories and 20 grams of protein.  I find it to be overly sweet.  I didn’t care for this one…it has a slightly different texture than the others and the taste was off.  Save your 320 calories for a Mint Chip or a Peanut Butter Cup.

Halo Top Red VelvetRed Velvet has a whopping 360 calories, the highest of the bunch, and 20 grams of protein.  I didn’t think it was worth the extra calories though.  I always find red velvets to be slightly disappointing…I guess if I want chocolate, I want full on chocolate, and red velvet always seems a bit too mild for me.  This is a wonderfully creamy ice cream, so if you like your chocolate subtle it could be a good indulgence for you.

Halo Top Peanut Butter Cup

Inside Halo Top Peanut Butter Cup

Inside Halo Top Peanut Butter Cup

Inside Halo Top Peanut Butter Cup

Inside Halo Top Peanut Butter Cup

Peanut Butter Cup has 320 calories and 20 grams of protein.  The calorie level is higher, which does result in an even creamier ice cream.  This is a peanut buttery ice cream base with bits of peanut butter throughout.  Oh it is delightfully rich and satisfying!!  It ties with the Mint Chip as my favorite.  Winner.

There are so many more flavors to try!  Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Strawberry, Chocolate Mocha Chip, Birthday Cake (although I don’t hear good things about this one), Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cookies and Cream, S’mores, Pistachio, Oatmeal Cookie (my friends rave about this one), Chocolate Almond Crunch, Black Cherry…I see many days of blissful testing ahead of me!!

In the meantime, do yourself a favor and go get a few flavors.  Halo Top is the BEST thing to come along for those of us watching our weight while also wrestling our sweet tooth.

You are going to thank me for this one!!!!!!!!!!!  –  Lisa

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Wake up and smell the coffee with IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye CreamEarlier this year, I bought a new alarm clock. My old one is REALLY old – I think I bought it in 2000. It’s an atomic alarm clock, so it automatically changes for daylight savings time. The problem is, a few years ago the dates for daylight savings time changed…but no one told my old atomic alarm clock. So I finally bought a new clock…and then never changed them out!  So, when the time change actually happened, I overslept because my clock didn’t change. Then a few weekends ago, it DID change – meaning I got up an hour early. Why didn’t I just plug in the new alarm clock that I just bought?? It’s still a mystery. But luckily my face didn’t show the effects of my screwed up sleeping cycles thanks in part to some awesome coffee, and, thanks in part to my IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream.

IT Cosmetics Coffee-dence in a Cup

Inside IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

Inside IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

I think that IT Cosmetics is psychic, because they sent me a super cool personalized coffee tin with some premium coffee and this coffee mug – how did they know I was going to screw up daylight savings time not just once this year, but twice?? They also sent the IT Confidence in an Eye Cream, which is finally available at IT Cosmetics online and ULTA as of the first of this month.IT Cosmetics You Are Brew-Tiful

There are lots of reasons to try this beautiful eye cream:

  • Formulated with proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate™, plus Ceramides to restore, Chrysin to help reduce the appearance of inflammation, Peptides and Collagen to smooth the look of lines and wrinkles, Avocado to nourish, Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane for powerful hydration, Licorice for visible brightening and Caffeine to reduce the look of puffiness.
  • Transforms your eyes with clinically shown hydration—perfect for all skin types!
  • Rejuvenates and restores delicate eye area, while the exclusive apricot tint and Drops of Light Technology™ color-correct and brighten
  • Collagen and hyaluronic acid plump skin and fill lines instantlyIT Cosmetics Its Your Coffee-dence in a Cup
    Inside IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

    Inside IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

    Caffeine is a great ingredient for an eye cream because it reduces puffiness and makes eyes look younger and more awake. Paired with an excellent cup of coffee in my Coffee-dence in a Cup mug, the IT Confidence in an Eye Cream gives me immediate results, and over time the anti-aging ingredients make a real difference.

    You can find IT Confidence in an Eye Cream and the rest of the fabulous IT Cosmetics line at Ulta and at IT Cosmetics online.  – Lisa

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