Glowing Skin with Clarisonic and Reviva Labs

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Get glowing fall skin with the Clarisonic Radiance and products from Reviva!

I am addicted to my Clarisonic- it deep cleans like no other and I always feel that the vibrating bristles relax and rejuvenate my face and complexion. The new Sonic Radiance does an even better job than the older Clarisonic! The newly redesigned brush improves skin texture..in other words, kiss those enlarged pores goodbye! You can opt to use the Brightening Activator Serum and Skin Renewing Peel Wash that comes with the Clarisonic or use your fave green beauty wash. Either way, its the Clarisonic that stands out for deep cleansing all skin types.

You are going to love these three products from Reviva:

Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream is designed for those annoying marionette lines on each side of the mouth.  This advanced combination of peptides helps increase the volume of skin resulting in plumper skin. Whenever I use this I do see a difference, I can only imagine that regular use will help turn back the clock!

I dab a little bit on each side of my mouth, not too much. For deep lines and wrinkles, try the “Three Step Layering Process” which includes the above mentioned Multi-Peptide Cream, Skin Energizing Gel and the Glycolic Cream. These products work together,  boosting the power and working together.

The Skin Energizing Gel features a pure seaweed extract that helps revitalize skin. I find that its very light and can be worn under makeup with no issue.  The Glycolic Cream helps to exfoliate and eliminate dead cells resulting in brighter skin. This cream also aids in smoothing out the texture of the skin and is known to help with large pores and soften wrinkles.

For glowing skin, I use the Clarisonic as often as I can, I then use my various oils and serums and layer these Reviva products over pronounced wrinkles.

 

Get an **Organic Facial** at Bombshell Skincare & Lashes

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I rarely take the time to get a facial or get my nails done or have a massage but recently I had the chance to go for a facial at a brand new place, Bombshell Skincare & Lashes located in Temecula, California and I decided to go for it! For an hour I pushed aside all that I needed to do and allowed myself a treat. Just this once.

When you walk in, you are instantly surrounded by soft light, warm red walls and you feel like you are in a cocoon of relaxation.

Kristen, the owner, makes you feel so comfortable. She has a light touch and she’s very gentle. If you’ve had facials in the past, you know sometimes an esthetician can be rough, digging into your skin with a bit too much zeal but not Kristen.

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She cleansed my face, applied the warm steam, worked some magic with various potions and when I left (and for several days after) my skin was glowing!

Here’s what is super special about Bombshell- Kristen offers an Organic Facial using green, clean, non toxic products! This is hugely appealing for those who are steering clear of harsh chemicals in favor of pure and natural products derived from nature. Kristen uses products from Hello Dollface favorites Josh Rosebrook and Laurel Whole Pant Organics as well as Eminence Organics.

Kristen is also a lash specialist and can give you the thick, voluminous lashes of a true bombshell glamour girl!

I highly recommend Bombshell Skincare & Lashes and be sure to ask for the Organic Facial! Mention Hello Dollface for a special rate. Get ready to glow.

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What I’m Reading Right Now

I finished one and am in the middle of the other. What are you reading? Join me on Facebook to talk about it!

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A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott

Nothing strikes a chord with me more than a book that takes place in the 1930’s/40’s and throw in some old Hollywood? I’m into it! In A Touch of Stardust, young  Julie Crawford leaves her Fort Wayne, Indiana home in search of success as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Soon after landing a job at a major film studio, she’s fired only to become an assistant to none other than Carole Lombard. Julie is taken behind the scenes of filming Gone with the Wind and the romance  between Clark Gable and Carole.

Kate’s writing is chock full of details and I had no trouble getting lost in this world of glamour and fame!

This book is due out in February 2015 but you can pre-order it now! Or read my own novel of Old Hollywood and Marilyn Monroe which is available right now!

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The Undertaker’s Daughter by Kate Mayfield

I was instantly intrigued with this memoir by Kate Mayfield. Deep in the south during the 1960’s when racial tension ran high, young Kate and her family move to Jubilee, Kentucky where her father opens a funeral home. She’s brought up around caskets, mourning, embalming, riding in hearse which is all perfectly normal to her.

As Kate grows older she learns more about her father, the charismatic undertaker. There’s secrets and feuds, alcoholism, infidelity.

I am almost done with this book and really enjoying it. The book is humorous with there is a seriousness to it as well. I really like the various characters woven into the story. Highly recommended!

Available January 2015.

 

Lotus Moon Nourish & Repair Night Creme with white tea extract and resveratrol

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by Caroline Leavitt
Have beautiful dreams (and skin!) with Lotus Moon Nourish & Repair Night Creme with white tea extract and resveratrol

I admit that I don’t use night creams. My reason why? They’re often so greasy that I feel sticky. Or they manage to get in my eyes so I wake up looking puffy. So I was a little anxious about trying Lotus Moon Nourish & Repair Night Creme, but after just one night, I’m now a convert.

Your skin–and your whole body, actually–rejuvenates while you sleep. So it really does make sense to use some kind of produce. This cream gives a breathable barrier so your skin can heal and absorb the moisturizing effects of this beauty potion.

I loved the way it glided on and didn’t feel sticky or heavy. And even better, I loved the way my skin looked when I woke up! It’s beauty-boosted with Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Rosehips Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, and all kinds of wonderful antioxidants including Resveratrol, which is found in red wine and grapes, and is the most powerful anti-aging ingredient around.

It’s one way to be a sleeping beauty!

Wellness Wednesday: Top Tools for a Healthy Kitchen

 

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I try to cook most meals at home and since going gluten free, I depend on really great tools to help. I like eating the Paleo way, which includes lots of vegetables and meats.

Having the right stuff in the kitchen makes prep a breeze and when you have these items, its just easier to  make healthy meals at home. These items help chop, dice, juice, blend and much more!

Here are my top must-haves in the kitchen:

1. Micro-Plane/Zester- I use this all the time for ginger, lemon, orange, etc. I don’t know what I’d do without it. Smaller than a grater, this is ideal for grating ginger into tea, adding zest to a meal or dressing.

2.  Breville Juicer- You can  use any reputable brand but I like my Breville. The one I’ve linked to is a step above the one I currently use, its time for me to get a new one! I have really enjoyed juicing over the years.

My favorite is an apple-carrot-mango blend but I do enjoy a good green juice with fennel, dark leafy greens and cucumber. This juicer is easy to clean and it does a great job of extracting the juice from the fruits and vegetables.

3. Vitamix TurboBlend Two Speed- If you buy one item for your kitchen this year, make it a VitaMix! I use mine constantly. Recently I even blended up a batter for blueberry muffins, I’ve also made tomato soup.

The best way to utilize  for your  VitaMix  for your health is to throw your greens in there with some water, green tea or Kombucha and blend it up into a smoothie. Washing it out is a breeze.  It even breaks down kale and fennel!  Highly recommended.

4. Spiralizer- A Paleo replacement for pasta is often Zucchini made into long pasta like ribbons. Get your zucchini pasta done fast and easy using a spiralizer. You can also use this for carrots, cucumbers and basically anything else you want to fashion into long ribbons.  My number one way to use the spiralizer is with zucchini, allow it to then “sweat” on a bed of paper towels for about 30 minutes, then lightly sautee to get it warm. Serve your sauce over the “noodles” and this is a healthy, Paleo friendly meal.

5.  Food Processor- Never chop an onion again! I use my food processor mostly when making things like meatballs or meatloaf, where anything mixed needs to be finely chopped or diced. I love having one, it saves a lot of time!

6. Cuisinart TOB-40 Custom Classic Toaster Oven Broiler When you have someone who is gluten-free in the house (that would be me) you need a toaster that is designated GF. No one is allowed to put anything in here unless its gluten free. So basically, this one is ALL MINE.  I use this to toast my bread or waffles, sometimes even bake something. It sits right out on my counter top and is very easy to operate.

7. Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System MC700  This is an all in one crock pot that’s a  beast in the kitchen! Its a must-have  because you can do various things with it. I am all about saving time in the kitchen. Not only can you slow cook (what a crock pot is known for) but you can brown meat,  saute and even bake. Has oven and stove top abilities and I have made soup in here, roast, even corn bread! I highly recommend this crock pot.

8. Kitchen Aid Mixer- Ahhh, the must- have in all kitchens! What would I do with it? Especially good for making whipped cream or things where the mixer needs to be going for more than a few seconds.  I have made mashed potatoes using this as well.

Dump your ingredients in here then turn it on and walk away, its that simple to use.  You might not use it daily but when you do use it, you will love it.

9. Hand Held Blender- So convenient! Excellent for blending salad dressings and gravy, puree soups etc.  There’s a great recipe in Nom Nom Paleo and you use an immersion blender for the gravy, its truly outstanding.  I recommend that book too!

10.  A great stack of good Paleo cookbooks! Here are my favorite gluten-free books which happen to be Paleo:

Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain the recipes are very easy and don’t require crazy, hard to find ingredients. I am a big fan!

The Paleo Kitchen, Finding Primal Joy in Modern Cooking a  beautiful cookbook, chock full of information and recipes.

Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry with lots of delicious gluten-free, dairy free recipes that are fast and simple. I also really like Elana’s almond flour cook book.

Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods Quick, gluten free recipes that the whole family can enjoy?  I’m sold.

 

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By Hello Dollface