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The Vintage Cosmetic Company

You don’t want to go any farther than Ulta or Ulta.com for your next purchase since that’s where these terrific pink items can be purchased. The Vintage Cosmetic Company is a company from the UK that has the most delightful items. The three I’m sharing today are the newest ones and join the others that we’ve previously shared with you. What makes them so special right now is that they are perfect Easter basket gifts for the girls in your life.

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You can’t help but think of Easter with the Bunny Twist Makeup Headband. It’s a touch of whimsy that will make washing up much more enjoyable.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Bunny Twist Makeup Headband

I tend to get toothpaste in my hair when I brush my teeth and I love putting on my Bunny Twist and seeing myself in the mirror with it on knowing I’m not destroying my hair. It’s a fun way to start the day. I use it when washing up at night too so I can sweep back all my hair to cleanse my face.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Bunny Twist Makeup Headband

This is so so soft and feels wonderful on. The “ears” twist over each other to make the fit comfortable for any size head. My little 4 year old has been asking me to put this on her when she comes over and suddenly I have a hopping toddler in my house. Luckily she knows it’s my ‘toy’ and not hers. At $4.99 this pink headband will be a delight for whoever receives it.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Bunny Twist Makeup Headband

While this is on you are prepared for the EXFOLIATING FACE SPONGE ($6.95). I haven’t found a cleanser yet that doesn’t love this little silicone brush.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Exfoliating Face Sponge

This is palm sized and a gentle exfoliator. Apply the cleanser directly to your face or to the brush and use it for cleansing. Inside there’s a polyurethane sponge that works with lathering cleansers. It’s soft and malleable and works great with both regular cleansers and ones that have some exfoliating power in them too. Once done rinse it out well and let it dry on the counter.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Exfoliating Face Sponge

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Exfoliating Face Sponge

It’s small enough for travel and dries quickly. It’s a great tool to keep in your gym bag/locker.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Exfoliating Face Sponge

The last of this trio is Vintage Cosmetic Company’s Gel Bead Eye Mask ($6.95). As I’m typing this my blog partner is in the midst of a terrible migraine and I keep thinking that if I lived closer to her I’d bring this over to give her relief.

Vintage Cosmetic Company’s Gel Bead Eye Mask

This gem can be used hot or cold for relaxation, eye strain, puffy eyes, a sleeping mask or for headaches. To use cool store it in the refrigerator for at least one hour or the freezer for 30 minutes. As long as the beads aren’t frozen go lie down and put this one for relief. It really does do wonders for puffy eyes.

Vintage Cosmetic Company’s Gel Bead Eye Mask

To use it warm put it in the microwave for 10 second intervals until it’s a comfortable temperature for you. I find this is the way to use it if I get a bad headache or in Lisa’s case, a migraine.

Vintage Cosmetic Company’s Gel Bead Eye Mask

The back of this is 100% polyester and feels velvety so it’s comforting on. The velcro closure helps it stay on and fit for your headsize. You don’t need to use any product with this. The purpose is more for soothing and relief than it is for dark circles. The gel beads enclosed are 65% water, 30% glycerin, and 5% sodium polyacrylate.

Vintage Cosmetic Company’s Gel Bead Eye Mask

Three reasonably priced items that will make your day. Consider these too for Easter and for Mother’s Day. There’s not much better than having relaxation at your fingertips. —  Marcia

 

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What’s a Dew Puff and why do you want to win this giveaway?

Let me answer both questions immediately. A Dew Puff is a Konjac Sponge and you want to win it because it’s going to keep your skin healthy, fresh, and blemish free. But that’s not all!
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Dew Puff Konjac Sponges

The most important thing to know about Dew Puff is that their konjac sponge is made of just one ingredient. It’s an all natural face and body sponge made of 100% plant based konjac root, also known as elephant yam or kon-nyaku in Japanese.

Dew Puff Konjac Sponges

Dew Puff is great all year round but summer brings special problems that make these perfect for the weather. If you are a tanner, especially a self-tanner, you need to exfoliate your face and body to get an even tan. Since these sponges are pH balanced they help to restore your skin’s natural pH. When you come out of the sun you want to clean and refresh your skin so that’s another great time to use your Dew Puff.

As we each have different needs Dew Puff recognizes that with their 3 types of konjac sponges. Which one will you need?

ORIGINAL

Dew Puff Original

Original is the one that is the safest for everyone. This one gives you the purest clean and it’s the gentlest of them all.

  • For the purest clean
  • Safe for all skin types
  • No additives
  • Pair with your favorite cleanser or use with no cleanser.

ASIAN CLAY

Dew Puff Asian Clay

Asian Clay is the one I’m currently using. This is the one that is made from konjac vegetable fiber but with added Asian Clay. I chose this to use first since it helps stimulate skin cells while absorbing impurities below the pore level. I have an issue with pores and want to keep them as clean as possible.

Dew Puff Asian Clay

While I don’t use this daily I do use it about 3 times a week. I know this looks hard as a rock and to be truthful the first time I ever used a konjac sponge I didn’t realize that you had to wet it thoroughly. Needless to say it didn’t work well until I figured that out. After you’ve really soaked it and made sure it’s soft, then you squeeze out the excess water. The original can be used with or without a cleanser but it’s not necessary for the Asian Clay and Bamboo Charcoal ones. I’m going to need a new Asian Clay in the winter since it’s supposed to work especially well on dry, flaky skin.

BAMBOO CHARCOAL

Dew Puff Bamboo Charcoal

The Bamboo Charcoal is great for blemish prone skin because of its natural antioxidants. It’s made from konjac vegetable fiber with added bamboo charcoal.

  • Infused with bamboo charcoal
  • Pure cleansing for healthy, renewed skin
  • Just add water – no separate cleanser needed
  • Perfect for oily or blemished skin

This is a great way to get your teen to help fight breakouts without you nagging them. And it’s vegan approved.

All of the Dew Puff Konjac Sponges have a small string attached so you can hang it after use to dry out. Click here to watch a short video clip. —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Dew Puff has offered to send one konjac sponge to two US winners and I have a Bamboo Charcoal that can be won WW. So three winners total. You just have to decide which Dew Puff sounds best for your skin. (Remember if you aren’t US then it would have to be Bamboo Charcoal.) The giveaway runs through 8/8/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Good luck. Your skin will love this.

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Renew your face and body with ViaBuff

ViaBuff Body Exfoliators

ViaBuff Body Exfoliators

OR

ViaBuff Facial Exfoliators

ViaBuff Facial Exfoliators

Which do you choose? To exfoliate your face or body? Of course you can always do both and ViaBuff is an excellent way to go about this job.

There are 4 levels of exfoliation the ViaBuff way and Beauty Info Zone was sent these to explain to you why you need at least one level of product.

Level 1: Extra Gentle  PURPLE
Ideal for Oily Skin, Acne, Psoriasis

Level 2: Mild   GREEN
Ideal for Normal Skin, Eczema

Level 3: Moderate    PINK
Ideal for Dry Skin, Ingrown Hairs, Keratosis Pilaris, Waxing

Level 4: Clinical   WHITE
Ideal for Very Dry Skin

The Via Buff Tape Test

The Via Buff Tape Test

MARCIA’S SIDE:

Via Buff large in level 1 and 3

Via Buff large in level 1 and 3

The 5″ large ViaBuff are perfect for your body. I’ve been using both the purple level 1 and pink level 3 in my shower. Even though they look similar I can feel a difference between them. The purple is much softer but it still does a nice job of exfoliating. Since I have both I get the opportunity to switch between them. The Purple is my body exfoliator while I use the Pink for my feet and legs. For some reason my legs get so much more flaky than the rest of my body and they need so much more work. I pore my shower gel in the middle, run it under water and get it foamy, then get to work on my exfoliating job. There’s a hidden silicone loop to hang it up if you want to leave it in the shower but I prefer to take it out so it doesn’t get wet again when my husband takes a shower. Once I’m out my body really absorbs my body oil or lotion so much better.

ViaBuff facial exfoliators in level 3 and 2

ViaBuff facial exfoliators in level 3 and 2

The facial ViaBuff Exfoliators are 3″ and are so cute. They are a great size because they fit in the palm of your hand and they can get into smaller places. I always need extra help where my nose meets my cheeks and these work great for that area. The Green one is the milder of the two and my favorite. The Pink is the moderate one and even though these look alike I can feel the difference between them. If I’ve been lazy and haven’t exfoliated during the week then pink is the one I’ll use.

If you are looking for physical and not chemical exfoliation ViaBuff is the answer to your concerns.

LISA’S SIDE

Via Buff large in level 2 and 4

Via Buff large in level 2 and 4

 

I am really enjoying the Via Buff exfoliators as well. I have both the Green Level 2 and the White Level 4 buffers in my shower. The Green Level 2 is for normal skin. It’s pretty soft…I would say that those with very sensitive skin might find it a bit much and would prefer the Purple one, but otherwise the Green is the best choice for everyday use. It works great with regular and liquid soap, and it exfoliates without scratching skin, leaving it soft and supple. I especially like it for prepping to faux tan because it alleviates most flaky patches from dry skin. It’s definitely the one to choose if you suffer from eczema.

Via Buff large in level 2

Via Buff large in level 2

I’ve also been using the White Level 4 ViaBuff, which is the ‘Clinical’ buffer. This is serious stuff for those with very dry skin. I love it for elbows, knees, and feet! It is essential to exfoliate those areas before faux tanning so it comes in handy for that, and I also like it for removing old faux tanner from my legs. It’s too much for any other body parts for me, although sometimes I get KP on my upper arms and the White Level 4 takes care of that in a jiffy. If you have skin that isn’t sensitive at all and is super dry, you will love the White ViaBuff.

Via Buff large in level 4

Via Buff large in level 4

For the smaller facial exfoliators, I tested both ends of the spectrum – the Purple Level 1 which is extra gentle and the White Level 4 which is one serious exfoliator.

ViaBuff Exfoliators

ViaBuff information

ViaBuff information

I love the Purple facial exfoliator, especially when I am tired and not in the mood to spend much time washing my face. I use this in place of makeup remover and cleanser – just get it wet with cleanser and it takes off makeup and cleanses pretty deeply. The white facial exfoliator is too much for my finicky facial skin. I think this is best for teenage skin or those with very clogged pores and congestion. If you have a teenager I can guarantee he or she will want to steal this from you right away.

VIA BUFF can be found at Amazon where there is free shipping as long as you choose the ones sold by ViaBuff (through FutureDerm or ViaBuff). The prices are right at $11 and $4.

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