Beauty Find - Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate






There are many eye creams that moisturize, improve skin tone, smell/feel good and even improve the appearance of dark circles.

But the truth is there are very few that can really deliver on all of the above - no matter what the price point.

But one of my favorite skin care lines has done an excellent job of creating Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate - which does effectively address all of the major eye care concerns.

The Concentrate is very creamy with a bit of weight to it when it comes out of the tube, but silky and lightweight on the skin.  Since Concentrate is in the name, I was not surprised by how little I needed daily for both eyes.  It is very concentrated, and I usually used no more than a small pea-sized amount.

The Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate felt amazing not only under my eyes, but all around my eye area.  The hydration was immediate as it absorbed into my skin. It didn't leave any oily or slick residue under my eyes and I was able to wear concealer with no problems.  I loved using this overnight, as my eye area looked soft and supple in the mornings, and I also had much less puffiness overall when I woke up. After using for 3+ weeks, my overall eye area looked slightly brighter, and much more toned.  

As with all the Clarins products I love, the smell is light, fresh floral and the whole combination of feel/scent as I massaged it in every day was something I always looked forward to.

Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate also has a light lifting action, so for those of you who are experiencing some minor dropping eye skin/fine lines, I think you'll be very happy with the results as well.

This would also be ideal to apply before a very long flight (longer than 8+ hours) where you'll be getting a large chunk of sleep.  You will arrive to your destination with plump, hydrated under eye skin and look very rested. - RLB


Go-->Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate

*This product was provided courtesy of Clarins PR for reviewing purposes.

Beauty Find - Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX


I'm continuing my exploration of Korean skincare and cosmetics, and have another amazing product to share with you.

Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX is a overnight mask, (one of the biggest new skincare product categories this year).  I loved this one because of the texture, and well as the overall experience.

The mask is gel-textured and very lightweight.  The scent is heavenly, and is actually made with a technology they call Sleepscent, a blend of essences designed to relax and the mind (and yes the scent was relaxing to me). It's a bit of a "fresh/floral" blend.

This Water Sleeping Pack  not only immediately hydrated my skin, but locked in that moisture throughout the night.  It did sit on my skin with a moist feel for about two minutes (don't go straight to bed after applying it!), but then it completed absorbed. The gel is very concentrated, so I only needed a dime-sized amount for my entire face, with a little left over to apply to my neck as well.

In the morning, my skin was noticeably smoother, plumper and softer.  I had a fantastic glow, without feeling like I had any sort of coating or residue on my skin.  Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX is packed with ingredients like Ceramide as well as Snow Water.  After doing this overnight treatment, I didn't need very much additional moisture after cleansing at all.  After doing this treatment 2x week for about a month, my skin looked better on a daily basis, all my makeup and other skincare went on easily (and I didn't use nearly as much foundation). I also had some improvement with small hyperpigmentation areas.

If you're looking for an easy way to give your skin a boost, Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX is the product for you. - RLB

Go-->Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX 80ml.  Also available at most Target stores nationwide.

Celebrity Fragrance Find - JLuxe by Jennifer Lopez



Well this one is for the "grown and sexy people!" :)


Jennifer Lopez has just launched her latest fragrance, called JLuxe by Jennifer Lopez. This fruity-floriental was inspired by Jennifer's love of fashion and it's a sexy, confident and feminine fragrance expression.

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From the bottle shape and animal print details, along with the black and gold, this scent is a chic departure from many of Jennifer's other scents.

JLuxe is a great scent for those of you who love orientals in general, and want a fragrance with a nice bit of silage and staying power, all without breaking the bank.

The scent opened with a blend of citrus and sweet notes - bergamot, raspberry and pineapple.  On my skin the pineapple was very prominent, but not overly sweet.  Within a few minutes the middle notes of rose and violet began to come through.  There are also several other floral notes in the heart - damask rose and ylang-ylang as well.

The dry down is not complex, but it is very warm and sensual with nice layers of amber and musk.  There's also a nice cedar wood note that kept it from becoming too warm or sweet on me.

While this is not a "quiet" or subtle scent - it's sexy and sophisticated without being too bold or overwhelming.  This works for nighttime without question, and with a lighter touch, at work or out and about during the day.

The staying power was 6+ hours on me after spraying in the morning, and yes - I got several compliments while wearing it too.

If you don't mind continuing down "celebrity scent lane" e.g. buying celebrity fragrances, need a new perfume gift for a scent lover in your life - or just love Jennifer, JLuxe is a gorgeous and reasonably priced fragrance to pick up.  - RLB

Go--> JLuxe by Jennifer Lopez

FRAGRANCE NOTES
Pineapple, bergamot, raspberry, watery notes, violet, damask rose, orris, ylang ylang, cedarwood, amber, gourmand and musk.


*This product was provided by the JLuxe PR team for reviewing purposes.