Bionova Nose to Mouth Wrinkle Treatment review and giveaway

Bionova is a brand that isn’t as well known as most you read about online. Dermstore and Barney’s carry the line and Dermstore has this to say about Bionova:

After 25 years of extensive human physiology and biochemistry research, Dr. Michael Danielov and the team of scientists at BIONOVA created the Hyper-Natural™ treatment approach to skin care. Working in harmony with the natural balance of your skin and body, this innovative line uses only ingredients naturally found within your body. No plants, botanicals, animal extracts, mineral or oils, just the same ingredients in the same ratio that your body naturally produces.

Bionova Nose-to-Mouth Wrinkle Treatment

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Nose-to-Mouth Wrinkle Treatment with UV Chromophores is one of their newest products. Bionova also has an Upper Lip Treatment, both $66. Most of their products target specific areas and as you’ll read they do the job they are meant to work on.

Lisa’s experience with the NOSE-TO-MOUTH WRINKLE TREATMENT:

Wow. This stuff is like nothing I have ever used before. First – the scent. It is truly bizarre. I can’t even begin to explain it….the closest I can come to describing it is a little like melon, but not really.  It’s a scent unlike anything I’ve ever smelled before. The scent doesn’t linger, but while applying it I look completely confused because I keep trying to figure out what in the world it smells like!

Bionova NOSE-TO-MOUTH WRINKLE CREAM

Ok, so that’s out the way. Bionova NOSE-TO-MOUTH WRINKLE TREATMENT is a jar of wrinkle cream that addresses skin elasticity in the naso-labial fold, increasing tone and firmness, improving texture, and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The nose to mouth area is a delicate area that really does need special attention. Our mouth is constantly contracting, one of the reasons it’s often the first place on the face to develop wrinkles. It’s also an area that gets a lot of free radical action, particularly along the upper lip area. So it deserves extra attention.

Bionova NOSE-TO-MOUTH WRINKLE CREAM

The Bionova NOSE-TO-MOUTH WRINKLE CREAM has something called Nano-Complex, which is short chain polypeptides, bioflavonoids, essential vitamins, amino acid derivatives, nucleic acids, enzymes, lipoproteins and glycoprotein. That’s a ton of amazing ingredients in a small jar! All of those powerhouse ingredients improve skin elasticity, hydrate skin, protect skin from the sun, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

I use a tiny amount of this wrinkle cream on my naso-labial folds and lip area after cleansing and toning every morning and night and I am very happy with my results.  I’ve been using this for four weeks and have noticed firmer skin, less wrinkles, and improved elasticity. This will be a repurchase for me – and I will continue to be perplexed every morning and night trying to figure out what the heck this cream smells like!

Marcia’s experience using BIONOVA Nose-to-Mouth Wrinkle Treatment:

Bionova Nose-to-Mouth Wrinkle Treatment

Since Lisa mentioned fragrance first so will I. Her experience with the fragrance is a lot better than mine. I can’t figure out the aroma either but I think it’s awful. It’s something I’d walk away from in a store and try to figure out why in the world they’d sell something that smelled so bad. BUT and this is a big but, it dissipates instantly. I’m amazed by that. I have to hold my nose when applying but once on I smell nothing. That’s a lot for someone like me who is such a fragrance phobic person.

Bionova Nose-to-Mouth Wrinkle Treatment

My other difference with Lisa is that I have found this to be an amazing cream for my naso-labial area. The lines from my nose to lip are basically gone or so diminished that I cheer when I’m looking in the mirror. I have 2 friends who had injections in that area this fall and they don’t have the results I’ve had. The way I use this is to spend a minute or so massaging it onto the lines from nose to almost chin and above my lip. A little goes a long way.

The marionette lines under my lips are also diminished but not gone. Don’t ask me why but I just never thought to use it on my upper lip until the last two weeks. I was so busy watching the other lines improve that I wasn’t thinking “nose to lip” included my upper lip. Duh. Since I’ve been using it there I’m noticing improvement on all those fine lines and have faith that they’ll continue to look better with longer use.
Key Ingredients:

  • Titanium Dioxide – protects skin from free-radical damage
  • Biotin – supports and strengthens the health of skin
  • Vitamin E – prevents sun damage and fades fine lines and wrinkles

And yes, in spite of the malodorous fragrance, I will continue to use this treatment. It’s easily the most effective skincare item I’ve used this year.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Bionova has graciously offered two Beauty Info Zone subscribers a jar of this treatment to try for themselves. This is a US only giveaway and you must subscribe by email as well as leave a comment. The Rafflecopter contains other entries that are optional but give you more chances to win and you can tweet daily. The giveaway ends on November 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. We hope you see what we’ve seen when you try this for yourself.

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Be You, Be Beautiful with Osmosis + Colour Satin Foundation

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation

With the season change we’re ready to add in some new products to our routines and first on our mind is foundation, specifically Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation. Osmosis is a trusted brand for skin care and their colour products have proven to be favorites of both Lisa and Marcia. This new foundation is available in 5 shades and is gluten-free and vegan.

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As many of you know Osmosis is known for their skin care so using this foundation is a benefit to your skin. Performance Wear Satin Foundation ($48) uses an ingredient called Dermaxyl® as an anti-aging feature. Dermaxyl® stimulates cell communication and helps repair age related skin damage. The foundation features both chamomile (for calming) and hyaluronic acid to add hydration to your skin.

Marcia wears this in Natural Light

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation in Natural Light

Of the 5 shades the lightest is Natural Light. Let me tell you that I really like this foundation but I do have a gripe and that’s with the shade range. The shades are Natural Light, Natural Medium, Golden Light, Golden Medium, and Beige Dark. This isn’t a wide enough range to cover all complexions. If you can find a shade that works for you you’re going to love it, but they’ve left out many of the customer base with such a limited range.

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation Natural Light swatch

Natural Light isn’t the lightest color that I’ve used in foundation. When I line it up next to others I see that it’s much warmer. But it works for me as long as I don’t I apply it heavily. I can add some of my Manic Panic White foundation to it to make it lighter and then the shade is wonderful for me. I’m enjoying how long-lasting this foundation is and that it doesn’t oxidize on my skin.

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation Natural Light swatch blended

The first time I wore the foundation I used too much (see photo above) and it was too dark. I was able to buff it down though and now I use much less to get the perfect coverage.

Osmosis + Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation, Osmosis Pink Pearl blush, Hikari finishing powder

What I love most about the foundation:

  • it blends beautifully whether I use a blender sponge, an Artis brush, or my fingers
  • it lasts all day – I don’t have to reapply
  • there is NO fragrance!!
  • it looks like my skin but better. I get the coverage I want/need yet I’m not loaded down with foundation
  • I don’t have to use a finishing powder unless I want (typically just on my cheeks so I can use my all time favorite powder blush Osmosis Pink Pearl)

This isn’t a dewy finish, it’s a satin so it makes my skin look more youthful than a matte finish while at the same time looking lightly luminous. I’m happy to have this as part of my foundation wardrobe.

Lisa wears this in Natural Medium

Like Marcia, I think the color selection could be wider.  Natural Medium is ok for me, just a little on the yellow side.  My skin is decidedly neutral – right smack in the middle – so I just add a little bit of The Body Shop Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops and I get the neutrality I need.  It’s worth the extra step because I really dig the coverage and the finish.

Osmosis+Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation in Natural Medium

Osmosis+Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation in Natural Medium

What I love most about the foundation:

  • the coverage – I use it sparingly on my good areas, and build up for full coverage on my bad areas that have uneven skin tone.
  • the wear – this lasts all day on me without fading or oxidizing, which is often a problem for me.
  • it keeps my skin hydrated and looking great, and doesn’t settle into my fine lines
  • the finish is darn near perfect, satiny but not shiny.

Now if we could just get a few more shades this would be a perfect liquid foundation!  You can find Osmosis+Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation online at osmosisskincare.com.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polysilicone-11,Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Ceramide NG, Tribehenin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Decyl Glucoside, Hexyl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Methicone, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Glitter lovers giveaway with Models Own Celestial Collection

MODELS OWN has a collection that is going to be a glitter girl’s dream. It’s called Celestial and is out of this world with unicorns and fantasy galore. The pieces include the Celestial Enchanted Palette, Celestial Lip Glitter Kit, Celestial Face Glitter Kit, and Celestial Chrome Lip Topper. If you or someone you buy for loves the fun of cosmetics then you’ll want to know about these and enter our giveaway.

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LISA HAS THE CELESTIAL CHROME LIP TOPPERS TO SHARE

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Toppers

Looking for ethereal, shining, glittery lips that won’t budge through that magical evening? Well, look no further because I have the prize at the end of the rainbow!!  Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper ($8) is a fabulous lip product that had me fooled – at first I thought these were horrible, but then I realized I was using them all wrong.

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Toppers

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper in Stardust and Rose Comet

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Toppers are lip TOPPERS. That means use them over lip product, not on their own! On their own, they don’t have much effect, they look odd and I couldn’t figure out why anyone would want them. But over a matte lip color – oh my my. Unicorns and rainbows and magical bunnies everywhere!! The effect is shimmery, glittery like diamonds lips – almost unreal.

While the dry down is still odd since there is no slip at all, the wear is fantastic. Also you don’t apply this like regular lip gloss. You need to dab it on so the glitter and shimmer is even, sort of placing it properly. Then it dries matte and stays put. This stuff lasts and lasts forever. It won’t kiss off – my husband and I tested it with a really slobbery, teenage-type makeout session in the back of his truck. Success! He had NO evidence of feminine wiles on him and I did not look like I was about to embark on a walk of shame.

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper in Rose Comet

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper in Stardust

Models Own Celestial Chrome Lip Topper in Rose Comet and Stardust

Try Stardust for beautiful silvery shimmer and Rose Comet for gorgeous pink shimmer.  And I am so sorry I ever disparaged these super cool unicorn awesome lippies! They are the bomb!!

MARCIA HAS THE CELESTIAL ENCHANTED PALETTE AND LIP GLITTER KITS TO SHARE

“Be the queen of hearts with Models Own Celestial Enchanted Palette. From ladylike hues to fairytale blooms, live happily ever after!” Oh to be young enough to wear this pretty pastel eyeshadow/highlighter palette.

Celestial Enchanted Palette

10 shimmery glittery shades that will make someone’s going out face radiate ($8.99). Let me give my best descriptions since this is a prize for the giveaway so it’s only been opened and not swatched.

Top row: PURITY white, MAGICAL cream, GRACEFUL pinky brown, ENTICE peachy pink, ALLURE gold

Bottom row: CHARMING dark brown, WITH LOVE rose gold, DOVES silver, ANGELIC denim blue, DIVINE purple

Models Own Celestial Palette

When I look at these colors I so want to wear it but I know that it’s not right for me. The nudes are shimmering, the pastels are iridescent, and it all looks perfect for the right person. The Ulta reviews say that it’s not highly pigmented but that it adds a fun sparkle to eyes and that it should be used with an eyeshadow primer.

Celestial Lip Glitter Kit

There are 3 Celestial Lip Glitter Kits available and these are extremely sparkly. Cute as can be with Cerise Star (hot pink), Moon Dust (iridescent white), and Rose Meteor (peachy pink).

Models Own Cerise Star

Models Own Celestial Lip Glitter Kits

What you’ll find is a the latest trend of glitter on your lips: loose lip glitter, a lip glitter sealer, and a dual ended applicator. At only $3.99 each they will make someone in your life squeal when they find this in their holiday stocking/gift pile. They can be worn alone or over a lip color for a hot look.

Models Own Glitter Lip Kit colors

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: First place prize is the Celestial Eyeshadow Palette and one Lip Glitter Kit of your choice, second place will win the 2 Lip Glitter Kits left. This is open for US and Canada through 10/21/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If you are young yourself, have gifts to give for young at heart friends and family, or just love trying the unusual then this is a giveaway for you! Just decide which is the Lip Glitter Kit you want to try if you win first place and use the Rafflecopter for your entries.

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The Vintage Cosmetic Company: 1950’s glamour that you’ll love (mini giveaway too)!

What makes you stop and look at a display when you are shopping? Is it color? Is it creativity? Is it something unique? If so you’ll be thrilled to learn about The Vintage Cosmetic Company since they embody all of these attributes and more. This range of cosmetic accessories has been inspired by the glamour and charm of the 1950’s. You don’t have to have lived back then to enjoy the adorableness and practicality of their products. We’re excited to show you these and have a mini giveaway with them too.

This UK company has products that you are going to want to own and use because even as cute as they are, they are practical and fabulous. Ulta has the U.S. exclusive on the products available currently that want to make you feel like a glamour puss.

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MARCIA IS USING THE VINTAGE COSMETIC COLLECTION HAIR TURBAN AND SHOWER CAP

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap and Hair Turban

These two products are making shower time even more fun. Whether I decide to wash my hair or give it another day of rest The Vintage Cosmetic Company has the right tool for me and at the right price.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap and Hair Turban

Since I no longer wash my hair daily I need something to keep it from getting wet and a shower cap is the right solution. Not only is The Vintage Company Shower Cap ($6.99) cute as can be but it’s super comfortable.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap

(I tuck my hair in and don’t wear my glasses, I promise!) The outer material is 100% polyester and silky soft while the inside has a PEVA lining that keeps your hair dry as can be. My favorite part of this cute peach cap is how it’s not tight and doesn’t leave marks around my face. I can take a quick shower and not have to worry about it leaving telltale signs behind. There’s also a flowered version for more 50’s glamour.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap

I’m really happy with the Vintage Company Hair Turban ($7.99). I needed one so badly and this exceeds my expectations. This machine washable towel looks like terry but it’s made of absorbent microfibers so it soaks up moisture quickly.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Hair Turban

What makes this different from all others I have is the closure. If you look above you’ll see a loop on the left and buttons on the right. Once you’ve twisted it closed you then secure the towel with those two. I can do anything around my house without it falling off. I just made a dish that takes an hour to bake. I had my turban on while combining the ingredients and sticking it in the oven. It stayed on perfectly. Other days I’ve left it on for a few minutes while I get ready to blow dry. Either way it’s fabulous. I already have this on my list to take on my winter cruise.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Hair Turban

Since my hair is shoulder length I use the second button while those with shorter or finer hair would use the first. One size fits all. One head of hair dried more quickly. This doesn’t pull at all and is amazingly comfortable. You need this in your life!!

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LISA IS USING THE VINTAGE COSMETIC COLLECTION MAKEUP MELTS, MAKEUP HEADBAND AND MANICURE PURSE

The Vintage Cosmetic Company

Makeup Melts ($14.95) are wash cloths that remove makeup without any cleanser. Just get it wet, then gently scrub face in a circular motion. It really does remove all traces of makeup! The washcloth is definitely full of makeup after, so you pop it into the washing machine and it comes out looking fabulous and ready for another go.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Makeup Melts

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Makeup Melts

There are three Makeup Melts in a pack, so it’s great for a long weekend away. As an extra bonus, the washcloths have a side that is perfect for exfoliation too!

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Blue Bell Makeup Headband

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Blue Bell Makeup Headband

While you are removing that makeup with the Makeup Melts, keep your hair off your face with the super fabulous and always stylish Blue Belle Makeup Headband ($4.99).  This comes in different colors, mine is a blue polka dot design with an adorable large bow.

The bow is elastic so it keeps everything securely in place, but it’s nice and soft so it doesn’t hurt your head or pull your hair.  I absolutely love this.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Manicure Purse

My final adorable product is the Manicure Purse ($10.95), a compact manicure purse that comes in four different patterns. I have the pink striped one with pink lining. Isn’t it the bees knees??  The Vintage Cosmetic Company Manicure Purse

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Manicure Purse

No wonder this is one of The Vintage Cosmetics Company’s best sellers! Inside are Nail Scissors, stainless steel Nail Clippers, Cuticle Pusher, and Floral Emory Board. This is a fabulous gift for teachers, bridal showers, stockings….the possibilities are endless!

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Blue Bell Makeup Headband

GIVEAWAY:  We have a small giveaway for two readers to introduce you to The Vintage Company. The cute Makeup Bows are the prize, pink for one and blue for the other. The giveaway is open through October 12, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT for US and Canadian subscribers. This may be a small prize but we can promise you’ll enjoy winning!

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Our cheeks are rockin and rolling with Eddie Funkhouser

Eddie Funkhouser is the man behind an amazing independent cosmetic company. There’s nothing ordinary about him or about his cosmetics.

Eddie Funkhouser with his dog Raja

Eddie Funkhouser in his purple glory

Today we are giving you a glimpse of his version of bronzer and blush. They are as fabulous as he personally is. Eddie Funkhouser cosmetics are affordable, long lasting, and sizzling hot.

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Marcia has the pleasure of sharing the Ultra Intensity Cheek Colors

Eddie Funkhouser Ultra Intensity Blush

If you are in the mood for blushes that are soft as silk yet have pigment that goes on for miles then Eddie Funkhouser is your guy. He’s created 4 shades of blush and you’ll have trouble picking out just one, but at only $8.99 each you can splurge a bit so your cheeks will have a radiant flush.

Eddie Funkhouser Plum Crazy

Eddie Funkhouser Plum Crazy

Plum Crazy was the first one I tried of the four and I knew immediately it was a keeper. My personal photos didn’t turn out as accurate as I wish they had but this is a plum shade, not a purple shade. I consider it a cool color yet I wear browns on my eyes most of the time and it looks great. You probably have a dozen lip colors that work perfectly with this blush; I recommend Eddie’s Model Citizen since they make a banging combo.

Eddie Funkhouser Peep Show

Eddie Funkhouser Peep Show

Peep Show is my favorite but it’s making me cry right now as it broke and I now have a beautiful bright pink keyboard. While I lost a lot of it I’m going to try to piece it back together as the color makes me look radiant and healthy.

Eddie Funkhouser Plum Crazy and Peep Show

Peep Show is for those of us who love cool tones on our cheeks. If that’s you, I promise you won’t be sorry.

Eddie Funkhouser Sidestreet Blossom

Eddie Funkhouser Sidestreet Blossom

Eddie didn’t forget about the warm tones and that’s where Sidestreet Blossom comes in. This beauty is a warm peach with some pink undertones. For me Sidestreet Blossom is a universal go to. It’s got enough pink in it to keep my rosy cheeks happy yet it’s perfect for the neutral eyes and lips I wear often. I like it with his Innuendo lipstick but for those who prefer darker shades I’d recommend Foxy Brown.

Eddie Funkhouser A Little Toasted

Eddie Funkhouser A Little Toasted

A Little Toasted has a name that describes it well. It’s like lightly toasted bread with some apricot jam on top. It’s warm but it’s not too warm, if that makes any sense.

Eddie Funkhouser A Little Toasted (top) and Sidestreet Blossom

You won’t go wrong with any of these silky blushes.

Lisa has the pleasure of sharing Ultra Definition Bronze & Sculpt Powder

Ultra Definition Bronze & Sculpt Powder

I love a good bronzer, especially one that I can use as a blush, a cheek contour, and even as an eyeshadow…and the Ultra Definition Bronze & Sculpt Powder, Pyramid Bronze does it all! This is a beautiful multi-purpose cheek powder that is a minimalist’s dream come true.

Ultra Definition Bronze & Sculpt Powder

Ultra Definition Bronze & Sculpt Powder

The formula is soft and satiny with just enough shimmer to give skin a lovely glow. Each stripe down is a beautiful shade – creamy white, soft tan, shimmery burgundy, shimmery mauve, and shimmery pink – that also make for lovely soft eyeshadow shades. Swirl a large brush over the whole brick and you get a wonderful bronzey shade that is great for a natural blush color, or swept over high points as a bronzer. Or you can concentrate brush strokes over the middle of the brick for use as a contour under cheekbones and under the chin.

Ultra Definition Bronze & Sculpt Powder

Ultra Definition Bronze & Sculpt Powder

Ultra Definition Bronze & Sculpt Powder is a lovely bronzer, blush, contour, highlighter, and a great eyeshadow palette in a pinch. This is definitely one to take traveling or to have in your office drawer!

Eddie Funkhouser never disappoints, and his cheek products are no exception. The formula is terrific, the price is right, the shades are beautiful, and they are so versatile. Way to go Eddie…our cheeks are rocking and rolling and it’s all thanks to you!!

The eyes have it! Side by side with Divaderme mascaras

The eyes definitely have it and when it comes to finding terrific mascaras Divaderme is leading the way. This new to us company has dazzled us with their products and we think you’ll find them just as dazzling. Divaderme has been around for 3 decades with its safe, affordable, hypoallergenic, and vibrant beauty products created by Noreen Leuzzi. We have 3 of the products in their mascara line that are infused with 100% natural ingredients and contain absolutely no artificial or chemical ingredients. Divaderme is cruelty free, hypoallergenic, gluton free, paraben free, and gives a 30 day money back guarantee.

Divaderme lash products

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Marcia’s eyes love DIVADERME MASCARA DIVA FXII

Lisa and I each decided to write about different products while still having the experience of trying all three of Divaderme’s lash line goodies. We are so thrilled that these came into our lives. My review is for the DIVADERMA MASCARA DIVA FXII which has transformed my lashes into beauties that I’m actually proud of. My lashes aren’t very polite – some days they thrill me, some days they despair me, and some days they are just plain wonky. Seriously though every day that I’ve worn this mascara has been a thrill day.

Divaderme Mascara Diva FXII

I’ll warn you right now that this is one of the higher priced mascaras I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying yet I won’t hesitate to buy it when its time is up ($48.95). It’s more than just a mascara since it is infused with Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, a potent peptide and protein that attacks free radicals and protects and strengthens lashes in one step.

Divaderme Mascara Diva FXII

The mascara is on the dry side which is wonderful to me. Not dry like “is this old?” but dry as in not wet. It goes on cleanly and easily and darkens my lashes with each stroke. It lengthens lashes with tiny plant-based fibers in an Argan Oil enriched formulation. You can’t see the fibers but when you see your lashes you’ll see how they’ve been enhanced.

Divaderme Mascara Diva FXII

The ingredients in Divaderme Mascara Diva FXII make this unique:

  • Beeswax, or Cera Alba, is rich in fatty acids and esters, which help keep lashes plump and healthy.
  • Artichoke extract, also known as Cynara Scolymus Leaf Extract, provides natural pigmentation without chemicals or artificial colors.
  • Plant waxes, such as Copernicia Cerifera Wax, provide a creamy consistency, making mascara application smooth and effortless.
  • Coconut Oil, or Cocos Nucifera Extract, provides deep conditioning and imparts a natural, glossy shine.
  • Panthenol occurs naturally in every living thing and enhances body, sheen, and lash texture.
  • Urticum Dioica Extract, also known as nettle, nourishes skin and aids in healthy hair production.
  • Cellulose fibers are plant-based and adhere to your lash tips, creating length and volume.
  • Rosmarinus Officinalis Extract has antioxidant properties and can calm irritated skin.
  • Keratin provides hydration and improves lash elasticity, which can result in less breakage.

I’m so happy with the difference that this is making in my lashes. If I want more volume then I’ll add in the Lash Extender that Lisa describes. That’s when my true diva will come through! In the meantime I have lashes that don’t flake or smudge and that hold a curl for at least 15 hours. It even removes easily with micellar water. I can’t ask for more.

Lisa’s eyes love LASH EXTENDER and FIBER WINGS MASCARA:

The Lash Extender ($22.95) is a way to build up lashes between coats of mascara to really increase the va-va-voom factor. It makes lashes very thick, full, and even longer – we are talking mega glamour, like falsies without glue or fuss. You start with a coat of mascara, then go over the wet mascara with the lash extender.

Divaderme Lash Extender

Divaderme Lash Extender

You can see it looks like little fibers. They grab onto the wet mascara and build up. I don’t find they mess with my contacts at all and they really do create tons of volume and drama without any muss or fuss. Plus, over time they act as a treatment to actually strengthen and enhance lashes!

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Instantly lengthen and volumize lashes up to 1000%.
  • Create full, lush lashes without harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients.
  • Instant gratification with long-term benefits all in one bottle.
  • Safe for contact lens wearers.

NATURE’S PERFECT INGREDIENTS

  • Boswellia Serrata, the Indian version of frankincense, can both strengthen hair roots, reducing fallout, as well as improve shine and condition.
  • Tocopherol, similar to Vitamin E, conditions skin and helps keep follicles healthy and producing new growth.
  • Panax Quinquefolius Extract, also known as American Ginseng, often has a firming effect when applied topically

I haven’t used it for the full 4 to 6 weeks yet so I can’t tell you my end results, but if this works I don’t know why I’d ever NOT use this treatment. It’s certainly making my lashes look amazing so far.

Divaderme Fiber Wings Mascara

Divaderme Fiber Wings Mascara

I have also been testing the FIBER WINGS MASCARA ($19.99). I am happy to report this is a terrific mascara. It gives lovely, deep black lashes that are lush with drama. Cellulose fibers wrap around lashes making them look thick and full.

  • Fiber Wings II Mascara is a natural Argan Fiber Treatment Mascara.
  • A single coat creates dramatic definition, length, thickness, and volume.
  • Your 2-in-1 fix for instant results and long-term benefits.Your 2-in-1 fix for instant results and long-term benefits.
  • Active ingredients nourish, strengthen, and moisturize.
  • Natural cellulose fibers in deep rich mascara create instant length.

NATURE’S PERFECT INGREDIENTS

  • Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, prized for its ability to promote hair growth and provide a beautiful sheen, conditions lashes with every stroke.
  • Cera Alba, or beeswax, is rich in fatty acids and esters, which help keep lashes plump and healthy.
  • Panthenol occurs naturally in every living thing and enhances body, sheen, and lash texture.
  • Nucifera Extract, or lotus root, conditions and strengthens lashes while adding shine.
  • Cynara Scolymus Leaf Extract, or artichoke extract, provides natural pigmentation without chemicals or artificial colors.
  • Keratin provides hydration and improves lash elasticity, which can result in less breakage.

This mascara works great with the Lash Extender or just by itself. It never smears or smudges either. Just a winner!! My lashes are happy, happy, happy. Big thanks to Divaderme.

Two different testimonials from reviewers with totally different lashes yet one conclusion – try Divaderme! We are sure you’ll be thrilled.

Sunday brings us summer helpers from AllGlamR, Cargo and Avon

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This week’s Side by Side review is a little different from other weeks. We have 3 brands that we are using this summer and want you to know about. AllGlamR is the one we have in common and then both of us go off on different tangents to share something we’re eager to let you know about. So off to the triple roller coaster ride of Side by Side.

AllGlamR Tinted Sunscreen

AllGlamR Tinted Sunscreen

AllGlamR was created by  skin care pro Gina Caruso who has headed aesthetics in top medical practices, created a skin care division for a hair industry icon (Maurice Tidy) and has owned her own med/day spas. Well now she’s created her own line and just in time for summer you can purchased her tinted moisturizer. We received the two shades that it’s available in – Light and Medium.

Marcia uses Light which is recommended for light to medium tones and Lisa uses Medium, recommended for medium to dark tones.

Things we really appreciate about AllGlamR:  The tinted moisturizer is Paraben-free and cruelty free. AllGlamR does not test on animals. In addition it’s a product made in the USA. It contains SPF 30 that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

AllGlamR Tinted Sunscreen in Light

AllGlamR Tinted Sunscreen in Light

Marcia’s experience: While I appreciate all the good things about AllGlamR including the fact that this has a radiant glow that’s just right for summer, I can’t seem to get past the fragrance of it. It takes about 30 minutes for it to dissipate enough for me to go on with my day. It’s not a bad fragrance, it’s a nice floral, but I’m not a fragrance kind of person.

Light is very light, I use two layers of this to achieve any color at all. The first layer gives me coverage while the second gives me enough of a tint to camouflage some of my darker spots. If fragrance is a non-issue for you then I’d recommend AllGlamR for some great sunscreen coverage.

AllGlamR Tinted Sunscreen in Medium

AllGlamR Tinted Sunscreen in Medium

AllGlamR Tinted Sunscreen in Medium

Lisa’s experience:  Luckily, I am not as sensitive to fragrance as Marcia is, so the scent doesn’t bother my nose at all. I hardly notice even notice it. I use Medium, which evens out my skin tone and gives me a very nice radiant glow. It doesn’t quite cover dark areas, but it does blend everything together, making this a terrific option for sunscreen on days I don’t want to go with foundation. I am a big fan and find myself reaching for this quite often this summer.

Marcia is loving CARGO SWIMMABLES

Cargo Cosmetics has come out with a summer line that you’ll want to use all year long. The name Swimmables tells it all. These are long-lasting cosmetics that are water-resistant and will help beautify you throughout the hot and muggy days ahead. You know they last through September so you’ve got plenty of time to get your use out of these. Try their bronzer, blush, eyeliners, eyeshadow crayons or follow my lead and try Cargo Swimmables Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick.

I’ve got two of the six available shades and these are stunners. Ulta only carries them online which is too bad since I’d love to be able to see all of the shades.

Cargo Swimmables Cape Town

Cape Town is my obvious favorite. It’s described as a dusty pink matte. I find that there’s a touch of lavender in it. It’s not pink pink and it’s not a nude. Instead it’s an amalgamation of my favorite shades. It’s darker than I normally wear but it’s not too dark for me to be uncomfortable. While I normally don’t wear matte lipsticks this is surprisingly comfortable. Cape Town may be in South Africa I don’t feel like my lips are in the Sahara. Exfoliate well before using. I like to wipe off excess from the tip and carefully line with the wand, then lightly fill in my lips.

Cargo Swimmables Sorrento

Cargo Swimmables swatches:  Sorrento and Cape Town

Sorrento is named for the Italian seaside city and is described as a fuchsia matte. There’s a lot of red goodness to this beauty. It’s a shade you can picture Sophia Loren wearing with pride. Well you can too if you love these darker stunners. Swimmables Longwear Matte Liquid Lipsticks have a suede finish. They last well on me as long as I don’t eat something oily but I’ve yet to have a lipstick last through that.

Definitely add Cargo Swimmables to your list to make summer and fall a happier experience.

Lisa is loving AVON SKIN SO SOFT BUG GUARD

I wrote about these products a month or so ago and they have been saving my family all summer long. It’s no wonder that with 30 SPF, plus protection from mosquitoes and ticks (we are having a crazy huge tick problem around here this summer), protection from the Zika virus and all other sorts of bugs, no one walks out the door without slathering this on.

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus SPF 30 in Gentle Breeze and Disappearing Color

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus SPF 30 in Gentle Breeze and Disappearing Color

The SKIN SO SOFT BUG GUARD PLUS IR3535® Gentle Breeze SPF 30 Lotion ($14) is the white one, and it has a light floral fragrance. The kids go bananas for the SKIN SO SOFT BUG GUARD PLUS IR3535® SPF 30 Cool ‘n Fabulous Disappearing Color Lotion ($14), which is blue – how fun is that?? – so you can see where it’s been applied. It dries clear and disappears into skin, but it’s a real kick while it’s still blue.

Our side by side rollercoaster trio of products keeps our faces protected while giving them radiance, makes our lips bright and beautiful, and keeps our bodies safe from UVA/UVB rays and all kinds of bugs.  We say thanks to AllGlamR, Cargo, and Avon every day for these terrific summer helpers!