Many women I know use the same brand and never deviate from what works for them.
My favourite aesthetician left the Spa that I have been going to for years and I followed her to her new location downtown at Sapphire Day Spa.
I treated myself to a facial before Christmas and spent a heavenly 90 minutes in her talented hands.
Like a butterfly flitting about searching for the new and improved... I purchased a "starter set" of the products that she recommended for my skin type from the Eminence line from Hungary.
Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser
Bamboo Firming Fluid
Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum
Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer
Bamboo Age Corrective Masque
Once a week I use these products:
Step 1 ~ Arctic Berry Exfoliant
Step 2 ~ Arctic Berry Advanced Peel
Step 3 ~ Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream
My skin feels so soft after the once a week treatment and it is gentle on my skin.
Good skin care is so important.
The face reflects good skincare habits, nutritious food and healthy lifestyle choices.
After I cleanse and moisturize I wait a few minutes for the products to sink in.
I use the following products with a very "light hand."
a dusting of La Bella Donna mineral powder ~ CremaBobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder ~ Antigua
Pur eye shadow ~ Lavender Mourite
Maybelline Brow Drama ~ Deep Brown
Jane Iredale Mascara ~ Black Ice
Chanel Rouge Coco ~ Orchidee
For evening I will add a very thin eye liner in dark brown and use a darker lipstick.
(the shade that I purchased in Paris)
Maybelline ~ Pleasure Me Red
How are you feeling after the Festive Season?
Did you eat a wee bit too many sugary sweets or rich foods?
I know I did!
My jeans are a bit too snug.
I am not going to beat myself up for being human.
I just need to get back on track...
count my Weight Watcher Points and increase the pace and length of my walks.
In a few weeks the scale will reflect my dedication and my clothes will feel much more comfortable.
Here is how I will be eating.
If you care to join me we can support each other.
Breakfast ~ yogurt and fruit or Rogers Ancient Grains Oats with fruit.
Lunch is simple...salad with protein.
Often an egg or a bit of feta cheese crumbled over greens.
The protein helps keep hunger pangs away.
Snacks consist of fresh fruit or sliced
carrots and celery with 2 tablespoons of hummus.
Coffee with foamed skim milk is a treat.
I drink lots of water throughout the day...it is great for the skin and helps keep me feeling full.
Tea is my afternoon ritual.
A luxury that I indulge in when I sit for a bit and read in a cozy chair.
Dinnertime I make a protein and salad or fresh veggies.
Often skipping a starch like potatoes or rice and I try to avoid pasta.
Potatoes and pasta are my weakness!
So out of sight out of mind works best
in this initial stage of getting back on track.
walk, swim, dance, clean the house.
To keep you motivated and not deprived...
Reward yourself with non food items.
New lingerie perhaps?
A new book...
a scented candle
or rearrange your home decor
do whatever inspires you.
I like to walk and look for the beauty along the way.
Thank you for stopping by today.