Monday, November 14, 2011

VIDEO: A Tour of my Closet !!

Hey girls. I finally got around to doing a video on my closet. If the quality isn't great- here is the direct link on my youtube account for the video.

I hope I show you everything you wanted to see!! I look fwd to your questions and comments
xoxo
Jennifer

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My current Skin care and Favorite Foundations !!!

Me!!  Makeup by Victor Henao.
Since my last skin care blog a lot of my products have changed. My skin constantly goes through changes but I have to say it's the best it has been in a long time. Stress definitely doesn't do justice to our skin.

I have also been on a medication called spironolactone for a couple of weeks now. Maybe it's a combination of the 2 but whatever it is.. it's working.


















I started seeing a new Dr to "remove" the rest of the injections that were in my upper lip. His name is Dr. Dan Taheri and he is located in Westwood, CA. While there for the removal injections I asked him about my skin. Like most dermatologists with their own products, they convinced me to buy some... and so I did. And to my surprise I actually really LOVE the quality and constancy of his skin care products and plan on sticking with them for a long time.

I started using his facial wash called:
Lacti Cleanse purifying cleanser.
It's 100% soap free and it's worked really nicely on my skin. It's not drying and not oily- you feel super clean!

After I wash my face I use his Medicated facial pads called:
 Daily HA pads.
This contains .5% salicylic acid which helps with acne. I sweep this open my entire face mooring and night after cleansing.

Then Ill apply one of 2 things:
Either Dr. Taheri's Retinol.2 gel.

or

Dr. Lancers 10% Glycolic  facial cream.

Normally in the a.m Ill use the Glycolic cream before my moisturizer and Ill use the retinol cream at night. If I get too dry I'll use the glycolic 2x a day.

The retinol cream has such an amazing texture.

The glycol cream sort of tingles on your skin- it  helps to exfoliate and eliminate dead skin cells
"Glycolic acid works as an exfoliating agent because of its high acidity but easy solubility. When placed on the skin as part of an exfoliating cream or gel, glycolic acid goes under the damaged upper layers of skin and destroys the 'glue' which holds dead skin to the surface. "


Retinol is -the pure form of vitamin A.
" It is used in many anti-aging creams to diminish and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The retinol stimulates collagen production to help prevent the signs of aging. Collagen is what gives the skin its youthful appearance and as we age the collagen and elastin in our skin naturally breaks down. Collagen helps the skin to look plump and healthy."

As my moisturizer  I switch between 2 different ones depending on how my skin is.

One is called Moisture Therapy by Dr. Taheri
it is an Oil free clarifying moisturizer. 
I absolutely LOVE this moisturizer. It almost has that second skin feel.. It's super matte but not drying and I just swear by it. I use this only in the a.m.

Or

If I'm getting dry Ill switch to Dr. Lancers Nourish moisturizer. 
It's a bit thicker and leaves my skin shiny drink the day.. I notice anyway. So I use this mainly at night or not he weekend when I don't plan on wearing any makeup.




A few new foundations I have been trying out:


I don't wear foundation all the time. Mainly just at night or for an event. But lately I've started to look into which ones work best for me and I found a few I would like to share.

1. Terracotta Skin- Healthy Glow foundation; second-skin effect. #02 brunettes
I have been using what I like to refer to as a "tinted moisturizer". It's super light and this one I actually will use sometimes during the day.
Heres what Sephora says:


2. Laura Mercier tinter moisturizer spf 20- oil free. Color- Almond
I've had this one for a while now and love it. Except it takes a lot to get it matte. It's very shiny and I feel like it gets on my clothes a lot easier... I only wear this one at night.







3. Bobbi Brown SPF 15 tinted moisturizer. Color- Medium tint.
I just recently bought this one because my good friend, afce of Have Faith Swimwear and make-up artist Rachel Bernstein uses it and LOVES it. She says it dries matte and gives just the right amount of color and coverage. I'm going to wear it tomorrow and see how it goes. Update to follow.
Heres what sephora had to say:







4. Make Up Forever- HD High Definition foundation. #153
I really love this HD foundation. I only put this on for events or at night. For me.. It's heavy for the day. But the color and coverage is amazing. Kim Kardashian uses this foundation ( i saw in a makeup tutorial video). It's not too matte and not too shiny.. Perfection









5. ARMANI - Lasting Silk UV Foundation- # 7
I've been dying to try this foundation for a while. Everyone RAVES about it and swears its the best. I went to Barneys and asked for a sample of 2 of their top foundations. The first is the Lasting Silk. I'm a number 7 in this because the color runs a bit lighter than the other. I still have to really use this and see how it works. I was told the different between the 2 is one is a a little more matte than the other. I haven't figured out which one yet but an update will come soon <3










6.ARMANI- Luminous Silk Foundation- #6.5
Same as above I haven't tried it yet. An update will follow <3


















7. Chanel Concealer- Correcteur Perfection- #20
I'm in LOVE with this concealer for under eyes. It's dewy and the perfect shade. I can use it during the day with just bronzer or at night with a foundation. Deff worth the try.
























I hope you girls enjoyed this blog entry and that this helps you out in some way. Im not sure if Dr. Dan's products are available online like Dr Lancer's are- but if not I'm sure you can call them and they will ship his products to you. If you live in the area go and see him. If you have questions, comments or  a product you love please tell me about them in my comments section. I always read and answer them.

Thanks again girls. Another make-up tutorial is coming soon xoxoxo
-Jennifer

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

VERSACE for H&M !!!!!

So.. Yet again another top luxury clothing brand has made its way to the masses. VERSACE has put out a collection for H&M and it will be available IN STORES ONLY starting November 19th.... Like in 2 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!And it's for both Men and Woman might I add.. I may be really late on this announcement but none the less Im sharing in with you incase you too didn't already know.  I have mixed feelings about all these luxury brands working with "main stream" stores.. Don't get me wrong;  I LOVE IT and HELLS YES I will be camping out and on line with my girl Lilly- wearing sweats, sneakers and my hair thrown back- black friday style LOL... but I will probably be way more hesitant to go into a Versace store (anytime soon anyway) and spend a crazy amount on a dress...Right?!?!?!?

Anyway- the Versace collection for H&M looks AMAZING.. They have pieces ranging from $17 for mens undies to $299 for a studded dress. It's expensive for H&M yes I agree.. BUT wayyyy less for Versace. I'm so curious to see the quality. There are so many CUTE dresses I see that I want and accessories.. Leather belts- YES PLEASE!!! Keep in mind girls that if they dresses and so on doesn't fit perfect- It's so worth it to take to a tailor and have them make it fit just right! Thats my plan.

I predict this to be like a missoni for Target episode- although H&M is smarter and will only have the collection available in stores- probably so their entire site doesn't crash like Targets did. LOL.... NOT FUNNY; I didn't get 1 damn thing from Missoni for target. UGHhh! BUT I can only imagine what the store is going to look like that morning... Ill be prepared this time.

Take a look at the collection and set an alarm on your calendars for November 19th!!!!
xoxoxo
Jennifer

Here are some of my Favorites!!
























Pics of the entire collection for H&M here
http://fashionista.com/2011/10/here-it-is-versace-for-hm-collection-the-complete-collection/