12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Five

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Five 

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Have you tried SK-II skincare? This is a perfect time for you to experience some of the best products from SK-II.  Visit my youtube channel and find out how you can WIN this special SK-II beauty box.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR NEW YORK CITY AREA FOLLOWERS AT THE END OF THIS VIDEO!

It’s time for day 5, and it is extra special! As most of you know, I am the SK-II National Skin Care Ambassador, 80% of my job is to make appearances at SK-II events in the United States. SK-II skin care products are among the finest skin care in the world, and therefore are rarely given away as contest gifts. During a recent trip to New York City,  I was given permission to giveaway a sample of each SK-II mask and a sample of the LXP Essence. These are amazing products, that will make an absolutely fabulous gift for you or a friend.

I believe that you truly enjoy this fifth day of Twelve Days Of Christmas Giveaway. As a reminder, here are the contest rules:

1. Be a subscriber or subscribe to Steve’s YouTube channel.
2. “LIKE” each day’s video
3. Comment on each day’s video
4. Share each day’s video on your social media
5. You must be 18 years old or older.
6. International subscribers are eligible

That’s it! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

INFORMATION ON STEVE’S APPEARANCE AT SAKS IN NEW YORK CITY:

Saks Fifth Avenue
611 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022

December 4, 2014, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Please call (212) 940-4293 to make a reservation. Seating is limited.
Here are the products list in this exclusive  SK-II Skin Care Box:
1. SK-II  – Facial Treatment Mask 
2. SK-II  – Skin Signature 3 D Redefining Mask  
3. SK-II  – Brightening Derm Revival Mask 
4. SK-II  – Signs Eye Mask 
5. SK-II  – LXP Ultimate Revival Essence

 

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Three

 

2014 Christmas Giveaway Day 3

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Three 

Here is the list of my skincare beauty box. I hope you like these beauty products as much as I do. Make sure you subscribe to my You Tube channel and find out how to WIN this box.

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1. Lancer – Nourish face cream 
2. Malin & Goetz – grape fruit face cleanser
3. Bliss – Body butter lemon & sage 
4. Alterna – Bamboo volumespray 
5. Hey honey – Peel off mask 
6. Darphin – Wrinkle corrective eye contour cream
7. Bare Minerals – Active cell renewal 
8. Guerlain – Issima anti aging serum
9. La Mer – Eye concentrate 
10. YSL beauty – Forever youth serum 
11. La Prairie – Cellular radiance eye cream 
12. Eve Lom – Rescue mask 

 

 

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Two

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – Day Two 

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Here is the list of my skincare beauty box. I hope you like these beauty products as much as I do. Make sure you subscribe to my You Tube channel and find out how to WIN this box.

Good Luck everyone.

1. Darphin – Anti wrinkle cream 
2. Fresh – Black tea Age delay Eye concentrate 
3. Josie Marna – Argan Infinity
4. Coola – After sunlotion
5. Strivectin – Antioxidant
6. 3 Lab  – H serum
7. Blissoma – Natural Deodorant
8. Sai Sei – 3mineral refresh shower gel
9. Nia24 – Rapid exfoliating serum
10.  GlamGlow – Youthmud

Sephora VIB Rouge 20% Haul

It’s almost time for Christmas shopping and I plan to share my favorite cosmetics products! I know each person has a different budget so you can also find great products from drugstores, other speciality cosmetic stores, department stores and luxury shops. I hope you will find what I’m about to share useful!

If you received  an e-mail from Sephora that says you are now “VIB Rouge”, it simply means that you have spent a lot of money lol. But being at Rouge level is not a bad thing at all. For example, you get  free shipping on all your purchases all year.  For today’s post, I am going to share with you the biggest event at Sephora, the VIB Rough 20% off everything in store. This ends Monday, November 10, 2014.

The only stores offer 20% off are Sephora and Ulta. But Sephora carry much high end brands so I usually will take advantage of this event.  Below items are what I purchased from online and in store:

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1. Glam Gift Sexy 2014 $69
This kit contains a full size Thirsty Mud which is $69 so you get both the Super Mud and Youth Mud for free and it’s usually $19 each. I recommend deep cleansing for your skin weekly. This will help keep your skin feel smooth and clean which can prevent further breakout!
Thirsty Mud 1.7 oz  / Super Mud 0.5 oz / Youth Mud 0.5 o

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2. Sephora Favorites $29 
If your budget is smaller and you are still look to try different masks,this can be great deal! This wonderful box contains 5 deluxe sizes you can try.
Origins Clear Improvement  1.7oz / Bosica Luminizing Mask 1.0oz / Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber gel maks 0.5oz /Galmglow Thirthymud 0.5oz

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3. Josie Maran Winter Dreams Agran Skincare Collection $39 
If  you are looking for Organic cosmetic available at Sephora, I would recommend this brand. I’ve been using their Argan oil for a little over one year now. I find it very  useful when I travel. I use the oil for everything.
Argan Cleansing Oil 1.9 oz / Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment /
Pure Argan Oil 0.5 oz / Argan Infintiy Intensive Cream Oil 0.5oz /
Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 0.5 oz / whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream 1 oz

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4. Sephora Favorites Cologne Sampler $60 
This is one of the best kits you can buy! It’s mostly for you to try all the different scents, and if you like it then get it.Basically, you can try 12 fragrance samples before you commit to buying one. Once you find what you like, you can redeem the voucher for a full size (small bottle).

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5. YSL L’Homme 1.3 oz $52  ($0 redeem from Cologne Sampler)
I love this scent! It’s a woody fragrance with bergamot, ginger and  vetiver. Perfect for work in the office. You never want to wear something super rich and deep in the office.

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6. SK-II Pitera Essence Set Red Flower $105 
This is a perfect trial set for new users. I would always recommend that before you spend a lot of money on new skin care products, try the serum or their most popular product. In this case SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is the hero product for the brand. This 2.5 oz bottle is $105 so you will received 1 Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 30ml and 1 piece Facial Treatment Mask as gift.

 

Ha’andah Organic Products Review and Give Away

1414026019652If you have been following me on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram you know I have become intrigued by a new brand of organic bath and skin products call Ha’andah. These are organic products created by two mothers who were concerned about exposing their families to chemicals found in many mass produced everyday products. It only took a short amount of time before they realized their products should be available to all those who share their passion. I love their story, and confidence in their products. It is concrete evidence, that a dream can become reality, if you just believe in yourself and your passion. I encourage all of my followers to dream BIG! You just never know.

The name Ha’andah comes from the Apache indians and means “all Welcome”. All products in the Ha’ andah line are handcrafted, organic, and made in small batches. Spa, facial, body and household products are infused with the earth’s most precious elements. When I interviewed Beckah and Stephanie, the founders of the company, they told me it was very important to them to use only raw materials that come from the earth! Hundreds of years ago, humans only used what was available around them. So why couldn’t we do it today? I think Ha’ andah has done just that.

As an authority in the world of skin care, I understand that there is a need for 100% organic products in the market. However, there seems to be as many reasons why people choose organic products, as there are people who actually use them. Some people truly need to avoid certain chemical ingredients due to allergy and other similar problems. There are others who simply want organic products because they have read on the Internet to avoid everything that is not made with all natural ingredients. With the exception of people with chemical allergies, I feel choosing to use organic products is nothing more than a personal preference. In the interest of providing a fair and balanced review, I want to make certain that everyone knows the stringent FDA requirement all luxury skin care must comply with before it can be sold to the public. Furthermore, my followers should understand that just because a product is labeled “organic” doesn’t mean you won’t have an allergic reaction to it. When using any new product one should test a small amount of that product on the inner arm or behind the ear.

If you are looking for budget friendly skin or body care, Ha’andah offers amazing organic products at truly affordable pricing. I would like to share with you following products that I purchased:

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1. Botanical Cleansing Oil $28
This is 100% organic and natural blend of vetiver , neroli oil and tamanu oil has the capability to turn your skin around. OK, first let me tell you, I love the cleansing oil, how it feels on the skin, and the natural scent. However, this is a very dense oil, you will need to use lots of warm water to remove it. After removing the oild from your face, your skin will feel very hydrated. If you have oily skin, it may take little while to get use to it. For dry skin, just go buy it !

2. Renewal Water – Tone & Replenish $16
A spray toner blend of witch hazel , with invigorating aloe, organic =rose hip see oil  and rose water.. I love how this  spray toner smells and refreshes the skin. I can’t wait to try this on the plane to Hawaii next week.

3. Restructuring Serum $24
This serum or I call it oil contains Gotu Kola and Vetiver, which is designed to repair worn and damage skin. This serum helps to stimulate the skin cells to heal and regenerate. I know this product is serum , but it feel like oil. I have tried using this serum (oil) under my moisturizer and it does make my skin feel smooth.

4. Clay Masque – Activate & Clarify $28
A magnetic blend of deep cleaning activated charcoal & electrically charge healing Bentonite Clay to pull any impurities from your skin. I would recommend you start with: one tablespoon of water in a bowel; very, very “gently” add the black powder; slowly mix the water and powder together to form the mask; and then apply on your skin !

5. Clay Masque – Cleanse & Glow $22
This mask blend of wildcrafted botanicals to exfoliate  & soften , enriches the skin with vitamin A , retinol , and rose clay. I have not tried this yet but I am sure I will like it.

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6. Body Scrub – Nothing to hide $16
A blend of large organic sugar crystals, paired with cooling peppermint oil, wild crafted peppermint leaves and hydrating carrier oils. This body scrub has a nice, not powering scent, and will make your body feel soft and smooth.

7. Bath Soak – Detox & Restore $16
Luxurious blend of detoxifying & muscle soothing minerals, skin sorting oat powder, and a fragrant blend of botanical and essential oils. The smell is heavenly.

8. Under Pressure – Eucalyptus Citrus $12
A multipurpose oil blend with jojoba oil, apricot oil, eucalyptus oil and eucalyptus globules and essential oils. I have been using this oil when I have body massage. It’s wonderful for stress relief and will make your body smell amazing.

9. Cocoa Mint Lip Balm $5
This is made form 100% local beeswax (Fallbrook , CA) protective lip balm also acts as natural sunscreen, wrinkle prevention and healing agent. I been carry this with me everywhere i go. Sometime I event use on the dry skin area. Small wonder!

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10. Kitchen &Bath cleanser $14
Anatural disinfectant , chemical free, dye and fragrance free and no animal testing. Blend with filtered water, hydrogen peroxide, sodium carbonate, vinegar and organic essential oils.

11. Laundry Soap – Drop your pants $8
Made with certified fair trade and organic oils. Biodegradable and vegetable based. No synthetic foaming agents , preservatives or thickener.

Let me know if you found this information helpful.
Thank you

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Sephora Haul – Josie Maran / Fresh

One of my favorite things to do is online shopping. What a surprise! Since I spend 90% of my time traveling for work and staying at hotels. This must be the contributor of this bad behavior.  Sephora.com is my usual first place to go and here are the reasons why:

1. I love their online skin consultation tools. It’s easy to use with great explanations on how the products work with key ingredients.
2. Weekly special for different brands or collections, plus free shipping over $50 purchase (that shouldn’t bet a problem right?)
3. With every order you can always picks 3 samples.

So a few weeks back, Sephora.com offered a VIB GWP with deluxe sample, and I ordered the Josie Maran Argan Skincare Ritual  (travel set) and Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy. I have become a big fan of Josie Maran for about a year now. I started with the Argan Oil and I totally love it because it offers hydration and keep my skin feel and look healthier while I am traveling. The travel kit contains

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1. Argan Cleansing Oil 1.9oz – A gentle, all-natural cleanser with nourishing argan oil.
2. 100% Pure Argan Oil 0.5oz – A argan oil can use everywhere to hydarte your skinArgan Daily
3. Moisturizer SPF47 0.5 oz – A light weight moisturizser contain SPF 47 broad spectrum
Since I travel a lot, these are great products to keep on hand. All these 3 amazing items for $24.00

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I have been looking for a perfect lip treatment. For some reason, I have a hard time finding one that will change my lip condition “dryness”. Trust me, I have tried super luxury brands to drug store and still have not found one. Fresh launch a new lip treatment  Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy 0.3oz $35.00
This lip serum contains Acmella flower extract which is known to reduce lines and wrinkles. Kigelia Africana fruit extract helps to improve elasticity and Sugar helps to moisturize and smooth the skin. I like this lip serum and it doesn’t have a scent and is super lightweight so I plan to use it under my lip treatment and hopefully it will work out for me.

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Now, I am super happy to share with you the 8 deluxe GWP:
1. Laura Mercier foundation primer – protect SPF30 0.5oz
2. Blinc Mascara Amplified 0.12 oz
3. Buxom Lash Mascara 0.06oz
4. Dr.Jart+ BB cream SPF25 0.2 oz
5. Benefit Watts Up highlighter 0.08 oz
6. Algenist Completed Eye Renewal Balm 0.23 oz
7. Make Up For Ever HD Blush 410 0.012oz
8. Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue 0.05oz

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This time, I picked  Caudale overnight  recovery oil , Fresh Life fragrance  and Hourglass veil mineral primer. For some reason, I didn’t get the hourglass sample but they sent me Givenchy Mister Light. I love these deluxe samples because you can really try the products before you purchase the full size. Heaven!! And one more thing, the cosmetics bag is also very useful!

 

How to select right mask for your skin

Here are some of my suggestions on how to select the right mask or treatment for your skin:

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1. Know your skin conditions and what are you are addressing.
2. If possible, try the sample in the inner arms and make sure your don’t have a reaction.
3. Purchase the travel size, before you purchase a full size.
4. Check out the products review on Youtube or other social media network.

I purchased the few travel size mask and exfoliated treatment. Here is my review on each.

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1. Boscia: Luminizing Black mask full size 2.8 $34.00
This peel-off black mask will help to detoxify, purify and brighten the skin. However, after I peeled it off my inner arm, the mask made my arm turn red. Well, this is a sign telling me this mask is too strong for me.

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2. Glam Glow : Supermud full size 1.2oz $69.00
This clay mud mask helps to deep clean the skin and prevent problem skin. After I applied a thin layer on my skin for 10 minutes, I rinsed it off with water immediately. My skin feels and looks more fresh and clean. I will purchase this is full size soon!

3. KateSomerville : Exfolikate full size 0.5 oz $22.00 /2.0 oz $85.00/ 5.0 oz $175
This exfoliated treatment helps to reduce acne, blackhead and reduces discoloration. After I massaged my face with this exfoliate and left it on for 30 seconds (the enzymes doing their magic) I rinsed off with warm water, my skin felt very fresh and smooth. Another product I will purchase in full size.

4. Peter Thomas Roth: Firm Peeling Gel full size 3.4 oz $48.00
This peeling gel rolls, lifts and sweeps away dead skin cells. So after massaged and left it on for 1 minute, I don’t feel it was working for me! So, I will pass on the full size.

Here are the winners for the mask and exfoliate!

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Skin Care Tips in 2 Minutes

Last week I posted the first video from my new series, “Skin Care Tips In Two Minutes”. This video blog is intended to share and answer questions you may have in a quick and informative two minute video. I will share quick and easy tips that will fit any lifestyle! Leave your skin care questions in the commend area and you just may see you question answered in the series.

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Professional Hair and Makeup Expo Haul

If you did not check out the ‘PHAMExpo” aka Professional Hair and Makeup Expo this year, you have to check it out this year! Why? Many of these shows are industry-only but “PHAMExpo” is open to public! Plus, I was able to get a deal from Groupon. What is Professional hair and Makeup Expo? It is for any one who is interested in the latest trends for hair and makeup. Also you can see a live demo on makeup in many different styles from Beauty to theater makeup. But the most important thing to me was getting good deals on makeup, hair products and tools.  Let me show you what I got!

1. Lime Crime – It’s impossible to miss this brand. You see a lot of people walking around with this super big green and pink shopping bag.  Very smart marketing  strategy.  In 2008, style icon Doe Deere set out to create the cosmetic line of her dream. Lime Crime is synonymous with innovative, vegan, cruelty free makeup for fashion forward girls around the world.

– Palett D’antoineet eye shadow contain 5 eye shadows for $35

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– Velvetine Lip Stain liquid lip color transform liquid to matte stain finish $20 each. This is also water poof lip color, I wash 4 time with cleansing oil finally get 90 % off, I still see a little stain on my arm. Colors are Pink Velvet and Red Velvet.

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– Liquid Liner $14 each. Colors are Lunar Sea and Blue Milk.

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–  Eye Shadow Helper – Water proof primer is $20 each. As you can see after rising with water, the eye shadow is still on!!!! I almost feel you shouldn’t use this waterproof daily and only use if you are going to beach or pool party.

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2. Bon Bliss – bath & body treats
This is what I call reinvention. I am sure you see body scrub but I bet you’ve never seen a body scrub in candy wrap or truffle packaging. Did I mention this is for one time use? Love love the packing and idea behind the brand. Over 12 delicious scents available.

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3. Cailyn O! Wow Brush $28 each
Super cool looking brush can be use with liquid, power and BB cream. The Brush is very dense and offers light to full coverage base on your application. I used it a few times and it feels very soft on the skin but the handle feels a little flimsy. I wonder if they will make one bigger sizes with a stronger handle. I would recommend sticking with the beauty blender for easy use.

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4. Z Palette – Love this customizable makeup palette
You can pull your own shadows or blushes all in one palette for easy use. Even if you are not perfessional makeup artist, this little palette will save you time and space on finding your make up.

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