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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm

by Lindsay on January 25, 2016

in face, skin-care

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm on Belle Belle Beauty

We have had a rather dry and cold winter here in Tulsa which is a perfect recipe for extra dry skin. My face seems to drink up moisturizer in a hot minute, leaving it feeling dry by the middle of the day. That was until this tub of goodness arrived here at Belle Belle.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm is one of the richest moisturizers I have ever used. The balm texture literally seals in hydration thanks to glycerin. The formula also contains the Ultra Facial Ingredient of Antarcticine which has bioprotective properties, keeping skin looking young. Edelweiss flower extract, known to thrive in the high altitudes of the Swiss Alps, helps to strengthen the skin’s barrier function to lock in hydration.

My skin stays soft and subtle all day – this balm hit shelves just in time for me to cure the driest of winter skin.

Available at www.kiehls.com.

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Wednesday On The Web

by Lindsay on January 20, 2016

in news

Soothing Winter Sea on Belle Belle Beauty

I am so drawn to this image. At first it strikes me as foreboding, sad but still beautiful. But that slips away into a profound soothing sense. I love blue and grey and I am absolutely a water baby (Cancer and Scorpio Rising). And I deeply miss living by the sea during my days in Northern California. The good news is that I am headed out for a visit soon. Will be wonderful to get out of this dry, Oklahoma winter air.

Keep your eye out for my new favorite skin care from bareMinerals – review on the blog in a couple days. In the meantime some finds from around the web:

This article about four woman and what they spend annually on beauty was fascinating.

I am on a sneakers kick, and inspired by these ideas of how to wear them. Basically, wear them with everything.

So excited about the ‘War And Peace’ Miniseries that premiered this week. I haven’t watched it yet, but can’t wait to savor it this weekend.

Need a laugh? These captions of Hot Presidents of the United States cracked me up.

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NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30

by Lindsay on January 18, 2016

in face

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 on Belle Belle Beauty

I am all about the glow, so I am a touch surprised by my love of this matte finish tinted moisturizer! But NARS always opens my mind to new and wonderful products. This brand new product is just another notch in NARS belt in lovely foundation and tinted moisturizer. As far as brands go, they really have this segment of beauty nailed.

This oil-free formula provides fairly significant coverage for a “skin tint”. The soft-matte finish has tons of staying power while using optical effects to blur skin imperfections. The powders that provide this effect also provide a soft and touchable finish, making application a breeze.

I’d highly recommend this formula for those with oily skin. It also works against shine and pores. There are 12 shades available. I tried Groenland (light 3), St. Moritz (medium 1) and Cuzco (medium 1.5). My winter skin shade is best suited for St. Moritz.

And one quick note: I do detect a bit of a chemical smell at first. This has dissipated since I opened the tube. And I can’t sense it after it is on my skin. Just wanted to give a heads up for those with a sensitive nose. It wouldn’t deter me in any way from using or recommending the product.

Available at NARScosmetics.com as of 1/15 and hits Sephora and specialty stores on 2/1.

 

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Dry Winter Skin

by Lindsay on January 17, 2016

in face, skin-care

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Our winter has been fairly mild in the precipitation department. But a huge cold front rolled in this weekend and my skin has been insanely dry. Like itchy, scaly dry. I know that isn’t pretty but it is what it is. Plus, one of my resolutions was to fully embrace Retin-A so my face is kind of a dry mess too. So I thought I’d share my favorite dry skin remedies.

First up, the dreaded dry lips. I love Lucas’ Papaw Ointment. This fruit derived balm has been around for 100+ years and is the holy grail (IMO) to cure dry, winter lips.

Thanks to one of my favorite advances in skincare, oils are officially a thing. I recently shared some NUDE Skincare Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oilimage with my friend. And her ringing endorsement just confirmed how great this stuff is. It is feather-light, improves texture and really nourishes dry skin.

I like to think of Avalon Organics Hand & Body Lotion as the poor man’s Tata Harper lotion. This natural blend is so hydrating and refreshing. It replenishes and rebalances with wonderful smelling organic ingredients.

For those really stubborn spots (mine seem to be my elbows), I turn to the serious stuff. And that is none other than Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream Facial Treatment. This balm is not for the faint of heart. But I am convinced it will cure the most serious dry skin. Olive Oil, Beeswax, Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly and Propolis extract leaves skin unclogged and radiant. I also love it as an overnight mask on my face for those of you who share my dry skin (Retin-A) woes.

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Wednesday On The Web

by Lindsay on January 13, 2016

in news

Winter Twins on Belle Belle Beauty

Hope you guys are having a cozy week. Mine is been full of busy days followed by evenings at home, cuddling with the pups and surfing the web. Some of my favorite finds:

Always working on being better in the kitchen and this helps: 8 Things You Should NEVER Put Down Your Garbage Disposal.

This app is perfect for the times you really need to focus.

Good friends know I don’t get really hot and bothered about music, but I adore this song. And the video is absolutely stunning. Bonus that Taylor Swift is donating proceeds to the African Parks Association of America.

Madewell just launched their Spring collection for pre-order. BTW, it is stunning.

So exciting – one of my favorite brands, Embryolisse, has launched at Target.com.

I live in a small space (not quite this small) so I adored these tips.

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NARS Blush in Tribulation

by Lindsay on January 11, 2016

in face

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My friend and I were playing with some of the Spring newness from NARS this weekend. As we opened the blush, we were a little surprised by this shade. It was sheer, rosy and luminous. And somehow, when you swipe it on your cheeks, skin looks awakened and luminous. It is a sort of psuedo-powder. I am glad I gave this unique blush a chance – a new favorite!

Available at NARSCosmetics.com.

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