Clear skin in 28 days with Oxy – or your money back!

Oxy 28 Day ChallengeSponsored post

A few weeks before my youngest daughter’s birthday that put her into teenager status, she came to me all excited…she had her first pimple! We totally celebrated that small bump, welcoming her to the beginning of womanhood. I assured Annie there would be lots more of those bumps to come, and told her she was SO lucky, because we have terrific skin care available to keep them in check. I wanted her to have a great outlook on the changes that are happening to her body and know that all of the changes are something to be excited about because she has a lot of control in areas we never used to have before.

Now that Annie’s hormones have really started to go into overdrive, producing far more oil and sebum than her skin can handle, we are both so happy she started with OXY at the sign of her first breakout. She began her Oxy 28 Day Challenge and has come through with pretty amazing skin. The helpful OXY 28 Day Challenge App has been incredible for her, too – being new to this teen skin care stuff, it’s kept her right on track.  

Oxy 28 Day Challenge app

The OXY 28 Day Challenge is simple – just download the OXY® 28 Day Challenge app, answer some questions to get your customized product recommendations, then head to your local drug store to pick up what you need. Use the products for 28 days straight, and if you aren’t happy with the results, OXY will refund your money no questions asked. Not that you will need a refund – my daughter’s skin has never looked better.

Oxy 28 Day Challenge

Annie used these products – OXY Maximum Action Rapid Treatment Face Wash, 3-in-1 Treatment Pads, and Rapid Spot Treatment. She starts with washing her face with the Maximum Action Rapid Treatment Face Wash.

OXYMaximum Action Rapid Treatment Face Wash

  • Maximum-strength formula
  • Kills acne-causing bacteria
  • Boosts skin cell renewal for fresh, bright skin
  • Skin-soothing formula
  • Rich lather leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean
  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologist tested

This is so much better for her teenage skin than regular soap and water! There is also a version for sensitive skin that is available. The cleanser’s active ingredient is 10% Benzoyl Peroxide, which is an excellent way to fight acne.

 OXY 3-in-1 Treatment Pads OXY 3-in-1 Treatment PadsAfter cleansing, she follows with the OXY 3-in-1 Treatment Pads.

  • Instantly starts unclogging pores for clearer skin
  • Controls oil to prevent future breakouts
  • Retextures skin for a smooth complexion
  • Keeps working between uses
  • Convenient and easy to use at home or on the go
  • Dermatologist tested

These awesome pads get any leftover dirt and oil, and help prevent future breakouts.

Rapid Spot TreatmentRapid Spot TreatmentRapid Spot TreatmentFinally, she spot treats any pimples with the Rapid Spot Treatment.  

  • Features maximum-strength 10% benzoyl peroxide, the #1 ingredient recommended by
    doctors for treating acne
  • Visibly reduces redness in just 4 hours
  • Patented skin soothing agent helps minimize irritation
  • Boosts skin cell renewal for fresh, bright skin
  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologist tested

Any pimple that makes it through the face wash and treatment pads is definitely neutralized with this spot treatment that features 10% Benzoyl Peroxide.

The teen years can be agonizing enough without acne breakouts. I highly recommend you help your teens – kids or grandkids – see these years in a positive light with great skin care like OXY. Have them take the 28 Day Challenge – I know they will be thrilled with the results!  – Lisa

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Skin Again Youth could be your secret weapon – giveaway included

When I see pictures like the following it makes me so glad that I have the opportunity to try skincare brands like Skin Again. I just don’t want to get to this point:

before Skin Again Youth

before Skin Again Youth

Using the right products can bring you noticeable results like this second picture from Skin Again:

after 30 days of using Skin Again Youth (photos from

after 30 days of using Skin Again Youth (photos from

When Skin Again asked me to pick a product to test out these are the two photos that swung my choice to their Youth Moisturizer.

Skin Again Youth

Skin Again Youth

I’ve long passed my personal youth but that was a good reason to choose Youth to test. I was delighted when this lightweight moisturizer arrived and it was fragrance free. I can use it morning or night without worrying about an artificial scent. But I was even more delighted when using for the past several months.

Skin Again Youth

Skin Again Youth

The Skin Again company is fascinating on so many levels. I hope I can convey these to you.

There’s free shipping on all orders. While that’s not that unusual what is unique is that they also have a money back guarantee. If you buy their products and find they don’t work, just contact them and you’ll be able to return them for a refund.

YOUTH is a vegan product that is also free of gluten, sulfates, and parabens. Plus it’s cruelty free.

They believe in Positive Energy and infuse each bottle with what they call “The Power of Dermavibe”. SkinAgain uses advanced technology to infuse positive, life affirming energy onto a holographic conductor called Dermavibe. Dermavibe is affixed to every bottle of Youth to support our belief that positive energy promotes youthful radiance. 

Skin Again Dermavibe

Skin Again Dermavibe

YOUTH is the secret weapon for both wrinkles and dark spots. It contains 5 powerful peptides that boost collagen and restore your skin’s elasticity. Your wrinkles and fine lines can be reduced by these peptides. Youth is also working on dark spots you have with the use of the ingredient Rumex Occidentalis. “This potent ingredient reduces skin pigmentation by limiting both melanin production and skin reddening. Combined with other powerful ingredients in Youth it has been shown to effectively reduce the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation within 14-30 days!”

Skin Again Youth

Skin Again Youth

What did I find with this moisturizer? My skin is looking brighter and more lively. I don’t notice my fine lines as much. It hasn’t completely ridden my cheek of the sunspots I’ve had for eons but it is easier to cover them up with a light foundation. I’m sure it’s helped with my sun damage too but you know I’m adamant about using sunscreen and this doesn’t contain any so I have to add that separately.

Youth is $64 and available on the Skin Again website. There is a discount code LPYOUTH which will bring your cost down to $57.60. For me this is a mid-range price product with high-price results. They believe in positive energy and positive results. I’ve gotten both from Youth.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY: I was sent one extra Skin Again Youth to offer as a giveaway to a US or Canadian subscriber. I’m quite sure that this will be loved by any reader of the BIZ. Our giveaway is open until Friday, 7/22/16 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. We have had a problem with our comment section closing before the end of the giveaway. If you can’t find a place to comment then email me at and label it YOUTH. Put your comment in the email so you can click enter and continue. If I can’t find your email subscription your entries become invalid so I hope you’ll follow the rules.  Good luck!

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Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Powder, Squalane (Vegetable Derived), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Oligopeptide-68, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Cyathea Cumingil Leaf Extract, Rumex Occidentalis Extract, Vibro Alginolyticus Ferment Filtrate, Artocarpus Heterophyllus Seed Extract, Allantoin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Articum Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Oleate, Xanthan Gum.
*provided for consideration and giveaway

Auspect Skin Care launches in the U.S. this month!

Auspect Skin CareI love discovering a new skin care line and Auspect Skin Care from Australia is about as new as it gets in the states. It just launched this month in the US, although it’s a favorite luxury line in the UK and Australia. In fact, up until now it was only available through dermatologists, so we are lucky we can get it directly from the get go.                                                                  pr sample

Auspect Skin Care features natural cleansers, serums, exfoliators, and moisturizers that focus on restoring and healing skin while also protecting it. The clinical grade products are the result of 20 years of research.

Auspect Starter Kit

A great way to try out this line is with the Auspect’s Starter Kit ($110). This kit includes Auspect’s Total Clean cleanser, Exfol + night serum, Vita C serum, and Hydrate Plus moisturizer.

  • Total Clean purifies by removing imbedded dirt, makeup, excess oil and damaging pollutants.

    Auspect Skin Care Total Clean

    Auspect Skin Care Total Clean

  • Exfol + works to give you a smoother skin texture, smaller looking pores and fewer visible imperfections.

    Auspect Skin Care Exfol+

    Auspect Skin Care Exfol+

  • Vita C is a potent, non-irritating, highly stable and non-greasy serum that, even to the last drop, gives you a softer, brighter looking complexion.

    Auspect Skin Care Vita C

    Auspect Skin Care Vita C

  • Hydrate Plus is a nutrient rich moisturizer that quickly replenishes skin’s vital moisture reserve

    Auspect Skin Care Hydrate+

    Auspect Skin Care Hydrate+

Auspect Skin Care Starter KitThis is almost the total skin care package with everything you need for your morning and night-time routine – the only item you’ll want to add is some sunscreen.

I think the products are perfect for summer – at .5 and 1.0 ounces, the bottles are travel ready and FTC compliant. They even come in a nice see-through travel bag. One small note – these products do have a light fragrance.

Head on over to the Auspect Skin Care web site to check out full size products and the rest of the range, which includes some great treatment serums, eye cream, and sunscreen. Take a trip ‘down under’ for some beautiful skin!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Great drugstore skin care finds: CeraVe Healing Ointment and Foaming Facial Cleanser

CeravePart of the reason I think I love beauty products so much is I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie. There is a huge rush that comes from combing the drugstore aisles and finding extremely inexpensive products that end up being worth their weight in gold. One line that is indeed a goldmine is CeraVe. Two of my favorite products that I highly recommend are the Healing Ointment ($22) and the Foaming Facial Cleanser ($13).                                                                                                              PR samples

Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser and Healing Ointment
The Healing Ointment is going to completely replace Vaseline in your home. It’s similar in texture to Vaseline, and is very gentle on skin. It is the bomb for super dry, chafed, or cracking skin. You know how dry heels and the bottom of toes get in the winter? Slather this on at night, put some socks on, and in the morning you won’t believe how much that cracking has healed.
Cerave Healing Ointment

CeraVe Healing Ointment

The ingredients are about 50% petrolatum, or what you find in Vaseline. Also included are hydrating mineral oil, silicone, and waxes that give dry, cracked skin the major hit of moisture that it needs. And there is more! It also has hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which repair skin. All of these ingredients make for soft, healed skin. This healing ointment is fragrance-free, which is awesome. It does leave skin kind of tacky, although I would say less so than Vaseline does, but it really is a wonder for cracked, dry skin.

Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

My second CeraVe recommendation is for the Foaming Facial Cleanser. What a great buy! If you have normal to oily skin, this is the stuff for you. It’s very gentle and is fragrance-free. It has a nice, light foam and is a water-soluble cleanser that removes dirt and makeup and leaves skin feeling soft. If you have sensitive skin or suffer from eczema or rosacea, this is a perfect drugstore choice. YES!
These two finds from CeraVe are not only great for your skin and wallet, they will also satisfy the shopping/adrenaline junkie in you. Marcia loves this line too and I know she has more recommendations to give you soon. – Lisa
*sent for editorial consideration, affiliate links

Side by Side: Osmosis Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum and Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist

When a skin care product claims an increase in elasticity of 110% and a 64% reduction in redness/broken capillaries, we pay attention! Osmosis +Pur Medical Skin Care, a line developed by doctors and clinically proven to work, sent us their dynamic duo of Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum and Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist to try. With the amazing clinical test results we had high expectations…read on for our report!

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum and Clear Plus

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum and Clear Plus


The Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum sounds almost like a miracle serum – among other things, it reduces pre-cancerous skin lesions by 15%, increases DNA repair by 33%, and increases elasticity by 110%. Those are some incredible numbers. I use this age-reversing serum every morning and night. The first time I used it I was surprised at the color – unlike most serums, this one is brown.

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum

I really don’t understand how it repairs DNA…Osmosis says it “activates your natural zinc finger remodeling process, which is a critical part of DNA repair.” I can’t explain it, but I love the ingredients, which include vitamin C, amino acids, and minerals. After applying this serum, I follow it with a few sprays of the Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist.

Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist

Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist

To be honest, I don’t really  understand all the science behind this one either. It has ‘scalar waves’ that help the serum (or any other treatment product) penetrate the skin, so it increases the efficacy. It also stabilizes bacteria levels, firms skin, and gives lots of hydration.

Together they make a great team. The serum goes on a little sticky and the hydrating water takes that away and feels so incredibly soothing. I have to say, my skin has been looking fantastic since I started using this combo. I don’t know if my results match the clinical numbers yet, but I am going to use them until my bottles are completely empty to make sure I give them every chance to perform some miracles for me.


Osmosis Catalyst DNA Repair Serum and Clear Plus Hydration Mist

Osmosis Catalyst DNA Repair Serum and Clear Plus Hydration Mist

I agree with Lisa that it’s hard to totally understand the science behind this duo but I’ll take them at their word since I’m not a scientist. Unlike Lisa though, I won’t be finishing mine up. My skin has become dry and as much as I like the after effects of the Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum I don’t think it likes me.

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum from the pump

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum from the pump

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum after

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum after

I too was surprised to see the brown Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum but I know it’s the combination of the ingredients. On the bottle it tells us that the serum may darken over time but that is normal and doesn’t compromise the efficacy of the product. After shaking the bottle I need just 1 pump to cover my entire face (directions say apply 1 – 2). Then I spray on the Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist and massage my face with these two products.

I find it stays sticky on me so I wait a while before applying moisturizer. The serum has a medium fragrance that I just can’t place. Osmosis says it’s natural black cherry but to me it’s almost woodsy. The Hydration Mist on the other hand has a very light citrusy fragrance that keeps the Repair Serum from becoming overbearing for my very sensitive sniffer.

Osmosis recommends this for all skin types but with my skin so dry from the winter I’m going to put the serum away for warmer weather. My skin looks amazing after using it consistently for a few weeks but it’s become too dry.

 Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist

Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist

On the other hand I have continued using the Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist. This provides slip to products and is great with a mask to reactivate it. Most masks I have are pretty “juicy” but when they aren’t I’ve sprayed the Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist over and brought it back to life. It’s also a great mist for refreshing your face during the day. While the Hydration Mist is my favorite I am anxious to use the Catalyst Serum again since my face definitely looked more radiant in the morning after cleansing.

Both of these products are part of OSMOSIS SKINCARE’S PROFESSIONAL LINE and can be found on Dermstore and Skincare by Alana as well as other skincare sites.


Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum ingredients:  Aqua (Harmonized Water), Sodium Bicarbonate, Ketoglutaric Acid, Uncaria Tomentosa (Cat’s Claw) Extract (AC-11®), Ascorbic Acid (L), Glycine, Propanediol, Proline (L), Lysine HCI (L), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alanine (L), Zinc Gluconate, Dimethicone, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Copper Gluconate, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Phospholipids, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Butylene Glycol, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Magnesium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance (Natural Black Cherry).

Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist ingredients:  Aqua (Harmonized Water*), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Plankton Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Hydrolyzed Polygamma-Glutamate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Saccharide Isomerate, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Carboxymethyl BetaGlucan, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Oleth-10, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid.

sent for editorial consideration

Favorite skin savers for 2015

HoneyWhen thinking about the year that just finished it’s hard to pick from all the products that I’ve been using but sometimes items just stand out and I can’t help but want to use them over and over again. I know I’ll miss mentioning some great items and regret that but here’s a roundup of things I’m loving and think you will too.

*some pr samples and affiliate links


Chop Saver Lip Balm

Chop Saver Lip Balm *

I’ve been slathering this on day and night lately. My bedroom is dry and I like how this helps keep my lips moisturized at night without disturbing my sleep (yes little things like this can disturb my sleep).


Delectable Scent Free Body Lotion

Delectable Scent Free Body Lotion *

Totally in love with this. My legs aren’t flaky!! That alone is enough to recommend it. As much as I like Delectable in Lemon & Cream, it’s the scent free one that is my savoir. I even bought two of the Delectable Scent Free Hand Cream from Kohl’s before Christmas so I could have one upstairs and one downstairs.


Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub *

This scrub is so heavenly. I wanted to just stand in the shower and sniff it. But even better than the way it smells is the way it works. It’s a sugar scrub with just a tiny bit of salt in it. It’s definitely exfoliating but without overdoing it. It leaves just enough oil behind on my skin so that I’m moisturized without being greasy. Farmhouse Fresh has made me a convert with their fragranced products – I never envisioned that happening.


Oil Essentials in Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Oil Essentials in Sweet Almond & Macadamia *

Oil Essentials is another favorite. I use this in the morning on my legs and/or hair. It’s a very light oil and doesn’t leave me the least bit greasy. I can apply this on my legs and put on my clothes right away without worry. Oil Essentials created a great combination of Sweet Almond and Macadamia Oil with added benefits from jojoba, it’s rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 & E. This cruelty free product smells so delicious and works so well. Plus at $10.99 the price is very right.


Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment *

Christie Brinkley’s line amazed me. While I continue to test other brands and have found some that I like a lot, right now her line is the one I keep going back to. I recently repurchased the Recapture Day + IR Defense since I’m dangerously low on my original jar and bought the Complete Clarity Facial Cleansing Wash for my next cleanser.


Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water

Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water *

I need to make my New Year’s resolutions and the first one should be getting ready for bed earlier than I do now. I find that many days I do resort to a Micellar Water at night. But I also love this in the morning on the days I need to cleanse and tone without adding any soap/cleanser to my face. Dr. Brandt has come to the rescue with this Dual Fusion Water many nights and almost every morning.


Simple Micellar  Remover Wipes

Simple Micellar
Remover Wipes

I buy two packages at a time since I don’t want to run out. These are great at night when I’m too tired to cleanse and just want to jump in bed. They are also great after the gym, to just refresh your face during the day, and to add hydration. I use a lot of wipes from a lot of brands but what makes these stand out is that they are refreshing and fragrance free.


Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream

Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream *

It’s hard to pick only one product from Reviva Labs because everything is wonderful. The Nourishing Cream is like wrapping my face in a warm blanket made of cashmere. It’s the most soothing moisturizer I own. When my skin gets wacky from testing so many products this cream is what I revert to. It’s wonderful for face, hands, and body. I am so glad I was introduced to this in 2015.


Lindi Eye Hydrator

Lindi Skin Eye Hydrator *

The hardest product for me to pick just one of is an eye cream. There’s a special reason why I chose Lindi though. Lindi Eye Hydrator is the most moisturizing eye product I’ve tried this year. It’s not the one to pick if you want to focus on dark circles or puffiness. It is the one to chose though if you have sensitive eyes, want to mask your fine lines, and/or need extra moisture under your eyes. This was developed for cancer patients and is a line I love using. Lindi Skin Face Serum is another product that they make that I’d recommend for anyone needing amazing moisture.

9 out of probably 190 is a small number but these 9 are products I’ve either repurchased or will repurchase in 2016 without hesitation. They’ve proven to me that they are the best of the past year. I can’t wait to see what 2016 holds! Have you tried any of these?  — Marcia

*samples sent for consideration, all opinions are 100% mine; some affiliate links used

Looking for a little luxury for the holidays? Look at these incredible beauty products

TOP TEN TUESDAY is all about Luxury today. We’ve all done our affordable wishlists, stocking stuffers, and helped you pick out some new items. So now it’s time to make a real wish for luxury. You never quite know when those wishes will come true!!

1450057833__11337282TOM FORD LIPS AND BOYS 10 LIPSTICK SET ($350). Tom Ford lipsticks are my all time favorite brand. They do keep raising the price on these but I can’t seem to resist them. The Lips and Boys lipsticks luckily are less money at $35 each but they are a lot smaller. I don’t really care. I never use up a lipstick and if I can wear one that makes me feel this good, I will splurge on it. For a limited time Tom Ford came out with this 10 Lipstick Set that contains Ian, Beau, Julian, Addison, Leonardo, Demsey, David, Egon, Daniel and Theo. You’ll get a touch of everything with this luxurious set.

1450057884__10998098CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SILKY SATIN LIP COLOR ($90) is the lipstick that dreams are made of. It was certainly a revelation to the cosmetic world when Christian Louboutin chose to charge $90 for a lipstick. I wouldn’t wear it as a necklace even though it comes with a black satin ribbon for that purpose but I sure wouldn’t mind pulling this lipstick out at a soiree.
1450057940__9515423CHARLOTTE TILBURY THE UPTOWN GIRL SET ($230) will bring you a touch of so many products that Charlotte Tilbury gets raves for. There are several sets and all are gorgeous. I chose The Uptown Girl since it has colors I know I can comfortably wear. Inside this lovely set are The Uptown Girl eyeshadow palette, eyeliner in Audrey, Full Flat Lashes Mascara, Cheek to Chic Blush in Love Glow, Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pink Venus, K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Perfect, Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Sweet Stiletto all nestled in a Charlotte Tilbury Cosmetic Bag.
1450058003_kevyn-aucoin-the-legacy-paletteKEVYN AUCOIN THE LEGACY SET ($165) reminds me of how much I loved Kevyn Aucoin’s amazing talent and products. This new palette includes the Celestial Powder in Candlelight, The Sculpting Powder in Medium, The Essential Eye Shadows in Ice Gold, Champagne, Wheat, Camel, Coco, Dark Chocolate, Beige, Peach, Light Grey, Pewter, Espresso, and Black. Kevyn Aucoin was before his time when he came out with the Candlelight Powder which was the first luminizing powder I ever bought.
1450058060_wayne-goss-the-anniversary-setWAYNE GOSS THE ANNIVERSARY SET ($225) is the brush set that I really want. Anyone in my family reading this please take note!! The Anniversary Set includes an updated release of the popular Brush 01 (limited edition) and introduces the new Brush 05 which will become a permanent addition to The Collection. Sigh!
1450058153_charlotte-tilbury-complete-brush-kitCHARLOTTE TILBURY THE COMPLETE BRUSH KIT ($320) is something that would also make my heart go pitter patter. I love brushes and in spite of owning more than anyone could use, I still covet them. This set contains a CT makeup bag, lip brush,  eyeliner brush,eyeshadow smudger brush, eye blender brush, foundation brush, powder & sculpt brush, blush brush and bronzer brush. There’s nothing like luxury brushes.

1450058321__9413718CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN ROUGE COLLECTION NAIL LACQUER is available in a dozen colors and I’m sure they are wonderful and luxurious but they are $50 each. If someone wants to buy me one, I’m game! I promise to wear it often too.

1450058449__11271685LA MER THE TREATMENT ESSENTIALS ($415) is a limited edition set that contains Creme de La Mer Moisturizing Cream, Regenerating Serum, Eye Concentrate, and the Treatment Lotion. When I first started using Creme de La Mer it blew my budget and now I realize it’s not the most expensive brand out there. So consider this as the “save”.

1450058747_giftsets_superdeluxe__35755.1430427073.380.380ERA AGELESS LUXURY SET – I might as well go for the top of the line. I reviewed the ERA AGELESS EYE SERUM and loved it enough that I’m craving the line even though it’s out of my current budget. But since this is a wishlist then this $2165.99 set (on sale from $2549.95) would make me quite happy. It contains the Firm & Lift Serum, Age Defying Moisture Cream, Elastin and Beta Carotene Mask, Triple Thermal Mask and the Powerful Deep Wrinkle Filler. ERA Ageless has other less expensive sets too that would make me just as happy.

What’s on your Luxury Wishlist? Do any of these items pop out at you and say “I WANT THIS”?  — Marcia

Read to see what other items can blow your budget.