Saturday, October 21, 2017

Fighting the Signs of Aging!


Lancome & Estee Lauder 
Saves the Day!


Lancome & Estee Lauder have been constants in my beauty routine, they make up 90% of the daily products I use for no better reason than they make quality products. I am a member of a great site called Octoly, how it works is they have all kinds of beauty items from all kinds of companies. You go through their free store and find the things you like and want to try, then you apply for them. The brand will read over your application and look at your account to see if it's a good fit. Once the brand approves you, Octoly sends you the item in the mail, 100% free of charge. The only thing you have to do in return is post about the product and add the required tags and hashtags. I have literally fallen in love with Octoly because it's my way if trying the items I have had my eye on for free, and you definitely can't beat free. If you'd like to sign up for Octoly just go here and sign up. 
->JOIN OCTOLY HERE!!<- You have to have a following of 10k or more on Instagram, or 1k or more on Youtube to join. if you need any help or have any questions just let me know. My most recent order from Octoly was a total of 4 fantastic products that I have been wanting to try for some time now. As shown above the Lancome Energie De Vie, which is an exfoliant mask. To the left is the Resilience Lift by Estee Lauder. I'm sure most of you know I just turned 40 years old on the 5th of October, so I'm taking proactive approach and starting now to stay a step ahead of the signs of aging...boooo to wrinkles lol! I used each product for little over 10 days and got great results from each. 



First let's start off with the Energie De Vie, it was my favorite of all the products because its a 2-in-1 exfoliating mask that both hydrates and exfoliates the skin in under 5 minutes for purified, smooth, glowing skin that feels amazing. If you have an on-the-go lifestyle like me than you know that stress, lack of sleep, fatigue, pollution, exposure to the sun and just the excesses of daily life can effect or alter the skin, giving it a dull, rough, and dry appearance. Let me tell you this mask has become the answer to my skin problems, especially since I don't wear a lot of makeup and love to go with the minimal approach. I like to look natural and you have to be confident in your skin to pull this off, not to mention have an even completion and fresh moisturized appearance. With this Lancome mask I get that skin confidence, so it's a win-win and definitely now a part of my regular beauty routine. It has these great little jojoba pearls with hydrating glycerin and lemon peel which will not only hydrate your skin, it also reduced the appearance of pores and gives your skin a more refined look. I definitely am adding this to my recommendation list, because it works just as it says and it's at great price point of around $55 on the Lancome website (Energie De Vie Exfoliating Mask).



Next up is the Resilience Lift Creme by Estee Lauder, another amazing product. This is a creme that firms the face and neck, it also has an SPF. It not only firms and sculpts your skin to give a younger and fresher appearance, it's also for normal to combination skin. The creme itself helps with lifting, contouring, loss of firmness or tone, lines, wrinkles, dullness or loss of radiance. The creme itself is rich and silky, not to mention is smells so so good. In the short period of time I've been using it I have definitely seen results, so I'm looking forward to what the long term effects will be. This also runs around $55 from Estee Lauder direct (Resilience Lift) and it's another item I wholeheartedly recommend. If I wouldn't spend my money on a product I definitely wouldn't recommend you do it, but these I give both thumbs up. 



Next up is the Advanced Night Repair by Estee Lauder, OMGoodness it's like gold in a bottle!! I will always have some of this in my cabinet, I especially love it because I put it on at night right before I go to bed, that way I can wake up to amazing skin. It addresses all of the key signs of aging with exclusive Chronolux CB Technology, for more comprehensive and precise nighttime repair. It also promotes a natural nighttime purification process, vital to younger-looking skin. Tested and proven: Lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced. Skin feels smoother, hydrated, stronger. Looks younger, radiant, more translucent and even toned. Proven effective for every ethnicity. This one prices for around $65 direct from Estee Lauder, (Advanced Night Repair) No application is easier... put it on and go to bed...lol! 
I'm always down with some sleep, I mean who doesn't love to catch some zzz's. This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase beauty sleep...lol!!



Last but definitely not least I got the Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick, it's the black tube to the far right. In the middle is my foundation, and as you can see they're a match. I love how these three products work together to give me a flawless complexion, that's even and on point. I only put on a small amount as not to have cake looking skin, I feel a lot of makeup takes away from your beauty. I think makeup is better when used as a way to accent your features, not to re create them. The compact is highlighter, I love the way it looks with the stick and liquid foundation. I have found after trying so many different cover ups, this particular line and shade match my skin tone to perfection. 
From left to right
Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick is $42 
Teint Miracle Foundation is $47
Dual Finish Highlighter is $40 

I would say all in all these four products from my most recent Octoly Haul are amazing!! I give each one my official seal of approval, they're for sure worth every penny. For my next beauty post I'll be introducing some more of my favorite Lancome Makeup products, also keep an eye on my Instagram page for upcoming giveaways. You can get chances to win a brand new iPhone 8, Instax Cameras, and lots of amazing beauty/makeup products!!



Have a wonderful weekend !!!
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