12 September 2014

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 ~ Review

Moisture and sun protection. Those are the the main things we look for when choosing our everyday skincare products and rightfully so. Why? Because the combination of the two lead to the Holy Grail of youthful looking skin. Thanks to good genes and a healthy dose of melanin, I've had the luxury of not needing to pay much attention to anti-aging technology for some time. But now that my carefree days are coming to an end, I'm on the look-out for a product that meets my skincare needs. Which is why I was thrilled to try Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50

Product Claims:
Dynamic Skin Recovery is a medium-weight daily moisturizer and its new formula accelerates the product's SPF from 30 to 50 while using 50% less chemical sunscreen agents. In addition to protecting skin from the sun, it reduces hyperpigmentation (dark spots), helps stimulate collagen synthesis and regulates collagen degradation. 

My Experience:
In a word, I love the Dynamic Skin Recovery. It feels good on my skin, has fast absorption and unlike other high-SPF moisturizers, it doesn't leave a white cast on my face. This is super important because I hate looking ghostlike when I'm trying to be cute. 

I also really appreciate the added benefit of fighting hyperpigmentation. Thankfully, I didn't suffer from pronounced acne but any small breakout has the potential to leave a scar on my sensitive skin. Not fun. Lastly and most importantly, at the end of the day, my skin still feels supple as though I had recently applied moisturizer. In my experience, this is a rarity. The only minor drawback that I experienced was a slight tingling in my upper cheek area when I first began using it but this disappeared after a few applications.

In Summary:
I highly recommend the Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50. It's lightweight, has a pleasant fragrance, provides excellent moisture and sun protection.

Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 retails for $65 for 1.7oz and is available for purchased here.

Have you tried Dynamic Skin Recovery either in SPF30 or SPF50? Please share your experience in the comments below and as always, thanks for reading.

*I received this product from iFabbo for testing and review.

09 September 2014

#IWillWhatIWant with Under Armour

Under Armour has long been one of my favorite fitness brands. I have a drawer full of it, most of it snagged from former boyfriends (but that can be our little secret). So when I was invited to participate in a high-intensity rooftop workout led by Natalie Uhling (NUfit) as part of the Under Armour IWillWhatIWant campaign, I was thrilled!! 

Under Armour Women ~ I Will What I Want
Me and Abiola willing ourselves off the ground!

I Will What I Want is 'a reminder that you don't need permission, advice or affirmation when you have WILL. It's a celebration of who you are. As an athlete. As a woman. As everything in between and beyond.' Perhaps you're familiar with the campaign that features female athletes including downhill skier Lindsey Vonn, pro tennis player Sloane Stephens and ballerina Misty Copeland. Have you seen Misty's commercial? Amazing!

04 September 2014

4 Ways to Feel Sexier ~ #CarefreeChallenge

Last week I posted 5 Tips to Keep Your Style Fresh as part of the #CarefreeChallenge and this week, I'm bringing you four simple steps to feel sexier. The challenge ends September 10th so hurry and enter for a chance to win daily prizes and $5,000 for a fresh new wardrobe.

Sex appeal is 50% what you've got 

and 50% what people think you've got. ~ Sophia Loren

Feeling sexy is definitely an inside job. It starts with being in touch with the deepest parts of yourself and letting the best of you shine through. Sexiness requires confidence and courage and here's my quick list of tips that help me feel my Bringing-Sexy-Back best!

One ~ Choose your favorite body part and adorn it!
Everyone has a part of their body that they're in love with, even if it's their left index finger. Whatever it is for you: your eyes, your arms, or your ankles, there's a world of adornment available to enhance and entice. What's my favorite body part? My legs!

#CarefreeChallenge ~ 4 tips for feeling sexier.

Two ~ Get a professional mani-pedi.
Some people think of salon manicures and pedicures as a luxury and I suppose they're right. But for me, they are a necessity. From choosing colors, to soaking my tired tootsies and getting mini massages while in the chair I love every minute of a nail salon visit. Every time I step out of a salon with new fingers and toes, I feel like a brand new woman awash with possibilities. What's sexier than that? Not much!

My First Gel Manicure by Gelish

I know, I know I'm late to the gel manicure game. I'm usually an early adopter but for some reason, I was super slow to try gel manicures. I think it was because I heard more than a few horror stories about nails being severely damaged after removal and I wanted no parts of it.

Enter Gelish and nail expert Danielle Candido. I had the good fortune of being invited to a fall preview and manicure session with Ms. Candido, lead manicurist for Morgan Taylor and Gelish, who not only designed beautiful nail art for me, but gave me a thorough lesson on how to care for my nails while indulging in gel mani mania.

Gelish nail art by Danielle Candido.
Gel manicure using Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish. Nail Art designed by Danielle Candido.

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