Go to bed with a WINK and a SHINE #PinkWink

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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.

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For long-term results, I use GrandeLASH-MD. This is an eyelash conditioner – ingredients include a mix of vitamins, peptides, amino acids, and conditioners that promote lash health. My lashes used to get dry and crunchy, especially from using waterproof mascara, and this awesome conditioner has helped them look their best. I really noticed it after about a month of applying it like a liquid liner at night right before bed. GrandeLASH-MD is totally safe for use around the eyes and has a 90-day money back guarantee.

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So the GrandeLASH-MD is my responsible, ‘seeing the bigger picture’ treatment…but I also want results right NOW. To take care of this, I use the GrandePRIMER. This is a white primer that coats every individual lash. It has nutrient rich mini fibers that thicken lashes and make them longer as well. I’ve had primers that make my lashes stiff and crunchy, but this one leaves them feeling soft and lush thanks to a conditioning ingredient called Sympeptide 226EL. Like all the GrandeLASH-MD products, it has a 90-day money back guarantee.

I find that for the best results, I put one coat of the primer on my lashes then immediately apply the GrandeMASCARA. The primer dries quickly, but when it is just a tiny bit tacky it does an even better job of enhancing the lash appearance.

GRANDElash - with primer

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Finally, I finish with the GrandeMASCARA. Honestly, one coat is all I need over the primer for tons and tons of volume and length. This makes me happy because even though the primer seems like an extra step, since I only need one coat of mascara I’m actually spending less time getting my lashes as dramatic as possible.

The GrandeMASCARA is really terrific. It also has the Sympeptide 226EL, which ensures volume, length, and conditioning. It stimulates keratin, so while I get my immediate gratification I also get long-term results without giving it a thought. The applicator grabs onto every lash, which are already defined thanks to the primer – and my favorite part is the mascara simply doesn’t smudge. It’s a total winner, and combined with the GrandeLASH_MD and the GrandePRIMER this is the total package for lush, fat, dramatic lashes.

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GrandeLASH-MD – with primer and mascara #LongLashes

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