Clarisonic Mia 1 “Cocktail of Colors” on Belle Belle Beauty

No secret I love my Clarisonic. It truly has transformed the way my skin looks. Using it every day keeps my skin clean and exfoliated – and my pores stay especially clear when I am on my game. Those who aren’t yet on board likely complain that Clarisonics are a big ticket item. Or that it causes redness. So let me address some concerns.

First, make sure not to press the brush head into skin. The sonic action works on its own. Ensure you have the correct brush head for your skin type. Wash barely touching the skin. Second, the Mia is my current favorite. I love the size for summer travel and it isn’t as painful of a price-tag.

Just in time for warmer months (and a little cheer for your bathroom), Clarisonic’s “Cocktail of Colors” is a trio of adorable, vibrantly-colored Mia 1 devices. Available in Mai Tai, Lime Margarita (exclusive to Sephora) and Blue Hawaiian (exclusive to Macy’s), these lively shades perfectly capture the carefree spirit of summer.

There is one speed which makes it straightforward and compact. And clinical results have shown reduced appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improved skin tone. The set includes a Clarisonic Mia 1, 1 oz. Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Sensitive Brush Head and charger for $99.

Available at Clarisonic.com (Mai Tai), Sephora (Lime Margarita), and Macy’s (Blue Hawaiian).

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The temps are sizzling and the summer has officially arrived. I can’t think of a better excuse to break out a new tub of Coconut Oil. My favorite these days is from JĀSÖN – one of my top natural and affordable brands. You can’t get more straightforward that this all-purpose moisturizer that does every thing from healing chapped skin to repairing cuticles. Plus it smells like a tropical vacation. This version is free of Parabens, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, Petrolatum, Artificial Colors and Phthalates. And packed only with the goodness of Vitamin E and antioxidants. It absorbs quickly and melts into skin – bonus points for no grease and long lasting hydration. Some other ways Coconut Oil comes in handy:

  • Nourishes extremely dry, chapped skin
  • Tames frizz and fly-aways
  • Helps minimize hair breakage and split ends
  • Smooths chapped lips
  • Softens nail cuticles
  • Soothes the drying effects from sun and wind

Available at Whole Foods Market and on the web at jason-personalcare.com.

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La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster on Belle Belle Beauty

In the interest of full disclosure, file this under luxury indulgence. But if I am going to splurge on mega-luxe skin care, you better bet La Prairie is right at the top of the wish list. I have had the pleasure of working with this brand for years, and I am always impressed with the super nourishing and gentle formulas. Their newest, La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster, is right along those lines and perfect for summer.

I am trying out a new retinol formula in the evenings (more on that later) but was looking for a serum step in the AM. This booster works specifically on wrinkles but I also like that there is a major hydration effect. Two pumps and some massage action – one of the things that can wake this night owl up – fights lines in just two weeks. I have used the booster for about a month and I can tell a difference. But since my lines are fairly fine, I notice more of a general radiance.

The secret is an active delivery system that dives deep. That same system also works on enlarged pores (maybe what is improving my glow). When I need to take a break from my Vitamin A routine, I am glad to know this is great in the evenings as well. My dry skin requires a moisturizer after but those with drier skin might be fine with this alone.

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Father's Day - L'Occitane Cade Star Gift on Belle Belle Beauty

Just a quick update today in honor of Dad’s Day this weekend. Thought I would pop in and share an idea for those guys we are celebrating this weekend including my favorite person in the entire world, Dad. While no one is more supportive of the blog, I am guessing he doesn’t check this spot regularly so I am going to share what he’s getting on Sunday.

Recently I covered some new releases from L’Occitane and you probably know it is a long-time staple brand here at Belle Belle Beauty. Their new-to-me collection, Cade, is made from Prickly juniper grown in Provençe. This masculine scent is the inspiration of a L’Occitane’s formula used in men’s skincare and shaving needs. I cracked the gift set I picked out for him and this scent is so beautiful but not too delicate and just subtle enough. I know their shower gels and soaps are amazing. And I can’t wait to report on Dad’s thought on the EDT.

The Cade Star Gift includes:

  • Cade Eau de Toilette 3.4 fl.oz
  • Cade Reinvigorating Shower Gel 3.4 fl.oz
  • L’Occitan Pebble Soap 3.5 .oz

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Wednesday On The Web

by Lindsay on June 17, 2015 · 0 comments

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Tropical Storm Bill is upon us here in Oklahoma so the rainy summer continues. I actually don’t mind so much as long as everyone is safe, especially from the horrendous floods we have had here and in Texas. I am enjoying supple skin that doesn’t rely on loads of moisturizer in this humid heat. Along with rainy evenings full of surfing the web for my favorite finds like these:

Bugs love me and you can imagine how many there are with this rain. Some tips to fight bites including my favorite repellant from Avon.

Strongly considering investing in this blazer.

I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time: If the Exercise Class Description From My Gym Were Honest – for example – “You will make noises that sound like you are trying to seduce a whale.”

Hilarious summer beauty product switch post here.

Man, I could go crazy online shopping at M. Gemi.

Giorgio Armani Beauty is having their 20% off friends and family sale now through 6/29 on orders over $75 with free shipping.

This will be my summer at-work breakfast on the regular.

Emoji lovers, don’t miss this hysterical piece.

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Get Piper

by Lindsay on June 10, 2015 · 0 comments

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A little break from Wednesday on the Web today – I’ll be back with more links next week. But I was dying to share my new toy and thought today was a good day to update you guys since this isn’t exactly breaking beauty news. Note: if you are not a crazy dog (or cat) mom like me, read on for hilarity. If you are a crazy dog mom, you have got to hear about this:

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I am admittedly a home body. And my preferred spot is generally on the couch with the pups. But I realize this isn’t possible 24/7 (I like my paycheck and social life!). I still manage to either feel guilty or worry about Izzy and Tink when I am away. And can say I’ve run home just because I have fretted that they are hungry, hot, cold or just plain lonely.

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But these days I don’t have to be left in the dark while I am out and about. I’ve had my Piper for a couple weeks and it allows me to creep on my little knuckleheads at any point during the day. When I am at work and need a short break, I pull up the live cam to get tabs on my girls (breaking news: they are usually in their crate asleep).

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In addition, I get alerts on my phone if there is  severe weather, a loud noise or motion detected. Invariably, Tink goes to the middle of the living room around 4PM to bark and chase her tail for a couple seconds. So for those who think dogs don’t have a sense of time, I beg to differ.

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I can also “speak” to the dogs through my Piper. While I try not to tease them with my voice while I am out, I do like to let them know I am in the elevator about to get to the door when I am on my way home. Their perked up ears and ensuing barks are the highlight of my day.

I have the Piper nv which offers an enhanced HD picture (3.4 mega pixels) and night vision. The Piper Classic has no night vision and a 2 mega pixel camera. You can tell from above, I definitely utilize night vision. And I’ll be glad to have it during the winter when it gets dark early in the evenings. So my vote is to upgrade to the nv. My Piper is white, but it also comes in black (pictured above). It was simple to set up – all you need is a WiFi connection and a smart phone.

And I take solace in making sure the temperature is normal in the apartment and no unwelcome visitors have made their way in. Piper has seriously given me peace of mind – remember I am a crazy dog mom. I enjoy my evenings out more knowing that they girls are snoozing away and not about to breakdown in my absence.

Available at getpiper.com and Amazon.

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