7 Innovative Skincare Products for Fall…

Here are my 7 Innovative Skincare Products for Fall.  Fall is HERE!! Who doesn’t like fall??  Time to bust out the sweaters and boots! Time to get out the hot apple cider and mulled wine!  It’s ALSO time to transition your skincare from those lightweight summer to products to ones that will give you a little more protection when the weather get’s cooler.  Even if you are oily, you can benefit from switching up your routine.

All of these products offer something new in the way of technology or innovation to make them stand out. Here are 7 of my current favorites…

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The Rundown:

Clarisonic Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution

For the first time ever, device and formulations come together to systematically combat the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne-induced discoloration, uneven skin tone and dullness. Clarisonic’s newest breakthrough, the Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution, is the key to unlocking your brightest complexion. Users experience beautifully transformed skin that is brighter, softer, and more radiant, seeing an immediate 37% improvement in the texture of skin, 2.5x greater skin clarity after one week, and 10x greater improvement in hyperpigmentation after two weeks. Kit includes: Clarisonic Aria, Universal Voltage Charger, Radiance Brush Head, 6 oz Skin Illuminating Cleanser, 6 oz Sin Renewing Peel Wash, Brightening Activator Serum

Price: $249, Available at Clarisonic.com, Sephora, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, select physicians and spas.  If you already have a Clarisonic device, you can purchase the replenishment kit that contains the brush head and products for $125.


By Terry Cellularose Fall Collection

The new Hydra-Toner formula is enriched with nourishing and radiant Rose Native Cells to purify, energize, smooth and refresh the skin. The Cleansing oil is an ultra-soft oil that cleans and removes eye and face makeup. The formula helps to clarify skin and is enriched with nourishing and radiant Rose Native Cells. The Cellularose Nutri-Pure is a comforting balm cleanser enriched with nourishing and radiant Rose Native Cells. A soft and generous texture, the comforting cleanser removes all makeup and leaves behind a clean sensation.

Price: $65 (Hydra-Toner), $68 (Cleansing Oil), $68 (Nutri-Pure), Available at b-glowing.com


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All new from bliss, this all-in-one anti-aging clay mask instantly brightens the skin and unclogs pores while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles and moisturizing the skin.  10% glycolic, kojic acid, kaolin, pumice, jojoba oil, lemon and carbon all work to reduce visible fine lines & wrinkles, fade discoloration & dark spots, unclog pores & visibly diminish the look of large pores, brighten skin & evens skin tone, nourish & deeply moisturizes, and smooth rough texture for velvety soft skin.

Price: $50, Available at Sephora and Sephora.com


Caudalie Polyphenol c15 Overnight Detox Oil

Caudalie’s exclusive stabilized Grape-seed Polyphenols, the most powerful anti-oxidants in the plant world, have joined forces with the top-performing stabilized Vitamin C, to block damaging free-radicals in an unprecedented, effective manner. A cocktail of 5 essential oils and 3 vegetal oils, this 100% plant-based formula promotes cellular renewal and toxin elimination. On waking, skin is detoxified, replenished and renewed.

Price: $52, Available at Caudalie.com, Sephora and Caudalie boutiques


Elemis Advanced Brightening Even Tone Serum

This intensive brightening serum is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of uneven pigmentation in just 28 days. The unique complex of daisy and pea extracts with encapsulated vitamin c helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots, age spots and existing imperfections, while simultaneously helping to minimize future formation. Skin is left bright, clear and visibly more even.

Price: $90, Available at TimetoSpa.com


L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum Treatment and Night Cream

Inspired by years of research in skin cell biology, comes an advanced skincare innovation formulated to aid in stimulating surface skin cell renewal at a time when the natural action is most prone to begin diminishing on its own.  The serum contains a blend of high-performance actives formulated to treat and repair the complexion.  This light-weight formula produces a fresher, more rejuvenated skin effect both immediately and after continued use while the Night Cream provides 24-hour hydrating and restoration to nourish skin with moisture both throughout the night and over time.

Price: $24.99 each, Available at lorealparisusa.com, and mass food and drug retailers nationwide


StriVectin TL Advanced™ Tightening Neck Cream

You’re only as young as your neck. A defined neck and profile lead to a more youthful appearance. Yet with the passage of time comes the inevitable effect of gravity coupled with a loss of definition due to the natural aging process. StriVectin®, the pioneer in clinical anti-aging skin care, introduces the latest advancement in firming and sculpting technology to specifically target the neck and profile. Containing proprietary NIA-114® and breakthrough Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex™, this next generation neck treatment is clinically proven to tighten, firm and dramatically restore youthful contour – even better than the original. 86% of panelists agreed it’s the best neck cream they’ve ever tried.

Price: 1.7 oz, $95, Available at StriVectin.com and at department store and specialty retailers nationwide

Have you tried any of these yet?? What skincare products are you looking forward to for fall?

Stay Pretty!!

Fall 2014: MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

The MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection is here!  Did you watch Rocky Horror when you were a teenager?  Were you too young to remember it when it came out?  Haha…I was a teenager in the 80’s and I must have seen Rocky Horror at least 20 times if not more.  MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection does not disappoint with plenty of camp, pomp and circumstance to go along with fun fun fun.  I can see many a Frankenfurter coming out this Halloween…

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show kicks off the celebration of its 40th anniversary in wild style with an untamed M∙A∙C collaboration, featuring an outrageous collection of hues and products specially designed to recreate the looks of your favourite characters from the 1975 cult classic film. Transform yourself into a sex-swapping mad scientist, heroic newlywed, alien from Transylvania or even the time-warped Riff Raff, with an orgy of colour worthy of any midnight mayhem at The Frankenstein Place.

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TMG Faves: Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sally Hansen® via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sally Hansen®.

This past week – I had a little pamper party featuring Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ nail polishes!  We had a blast. I served wine punch (which is always good) we got to preview the latest and greatest from Sally Hansen and I gotta tell you, I am LOVING these polishes!!!  There is nothing like a long lasting manicure – wouldn’t you agree??? This is why when I first found out about gel polish, I was lowkey obsessed with it. It was perfect for me – the eternal klutz…forever smudging, getting fingerprints and ruining manicures. I am so impatient that I just can’t sit and wait until they are dry.  I can’t do it!  I loved the idea of leaving the salon and not having to worry if I was going to ruin my manicure when I grabbed my keys.

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So obviously when gel polish first came out – I was HOOKED!   I mean I was at the salon like clockwork every ten days.  That is until – I figured out it was weakening my nails (booooooo!).  So I started getting them done every other time.  Then…I finally gave them a rest for a while and haven’t really gone back.  I can’t stand when a regular polish manicure chips either!  So in protest, I was rocking the polish strips for a LONG time before I gave these babies a whirl.  What I love the MOST about Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ is that you can get salon worthy results AT HOME with minimal drying time! That….and all the fun colors.

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We tried Pink Cadillacquer, Purplexed (my personal favorite) and Hydro Electric but there are SO many more shades to explore (45 in all!!) all you have to do is put on two coats then the top coat and natural light will do the rest of the work for you!

This polish was dry before I poured my second glass of punch that’s how FAST it is!  In addition, it’s been at least 5 days and not a chip in sight!

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The Rundown:

  • 2 Steps
  • Up to 14 Days of Color & Shine
  • Easy Removal (just use polish remover!)
  • No light needed

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My perfect manicure tips are to always make sure you have plenty of remover and orange sticks just in case you color outside the lines (like me!) that and get creative!!  We did some accent fingers that were really fun but…I bet you could do a modified french mani with these too because they dry so fast!  I would put on your base color first and let that dry….then do the tip.  Let that dry and THEN put on your top coat.

Give these a try and let me know what you think!

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Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ At Last! Gel without the light!

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6 Tips to Stay Forever Young

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Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint

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Caudalie Premier Cru La Creme

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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty 2014

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Gucci Westman Backstage at Oscar de la Renta S/S 15

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SpaceNK Autumn Beauty Edit 2014

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Reserved TMG - Sheraton Tysons

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Robin Wright Emmys 2014

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Kale in Beauty Products

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MTV VMA's = Looks that rock

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