Archive for the ‘Skincare’ Category


hydra oilI am so excited about a fabulous new product! Introducing…(drum roll)…Hydra–Oil!

This new skin care oil is designed to diminish the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and other skin discolorations. I am really starting to tell a difference in my skin tone after I put it on. My skin is looking much more smooth and even.

This multi-use oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and it not only helps target problem areas but also keeps skin smooth and hydrated. It also helps fight signs of aging. Who isn’t a fan of that?

Hydra-Oil has a low viscosity, so it is very lightweight. This allows for easy absorption into the skin, delivering the powerful vitamins quicker. This formula is also fragrance-free and allergen-free, and smells really great without all of those extra additives.

My favorite part is that it doesn’t leave behind any greasy residue, making it the perfect skin care solution for all skin types including my sensitive skin. I use mine in the morning before I put on my makeup, and then again at night after I wash my face. I just put some on my fingers and massage it in a circular motion on my face and neck.

You can use it as a spot treatment for darker areas or skin spots, or just a light layer where you need some extra moisture. Hydra-Oil is in stores now and I promise you will not regret adding this into your skin care routine.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


Winter products

Screen shot 2014-02-07 at 3.06.44 PMBaby it’s cold outside, and this Texan is NOT used to it!

I’m not a girl who hates winter – I like having actual seasons – but this one has been unusually cold for us and it’s taking a toll on my skin, nails and hair. I’m looking dry, feeling itchy, and I’m oddly red from the cold wind. Something must be done! So, a trip to Sally Beauty this weekend to stock up on all the winter essentials is in order.

Here’s what’s on my shopping list:

1. Orly Argan Oil Cuticle Drops  - My cuticles are a mess from being out in the cold, and shoving them into gloves. Argan Oil is a little miracle worker, and I like this brand for its nice, clean scent.

2. TIGI Pro Reconstructing Treatment Mask  - Raise your hand if your hair is dry, dry, dry! My ends could definitely use some TLC, and having some moisture back in my hair will help with the frizzies. I like to apply it, and then pop on a shower cap to concentrate the heat. I find it helps it absorb and really work.

3. Queen Helene Olive Oil Masque  - I love Queen Helene products. They are classic and have stood the test of time for a reason! I use the mint masque on my t-zone several times a week to help with blackheads, but I like this olive oil masque for when my skin is feeling extra dry and flakey.

4. Heel to Toe Cucumber Heal Treatment - Can’t forget about my feet! They need some lovin’, too, after tromping around in boots all day. This treatment works like a charm and smells delicious.

What products help you get through the long, cold winter?


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Beyond Belief BB Cream with SPF

bb creamBeyond Belief BB Cream is back and better than ever! Now with Broad Spectrum SPF 15, our two most popular shades, Light and Medium are here to stay!

BB Cream is a great time-saving product that acts as a primer, concealer, foundation, and moisturizer for a perfect finish. It’s a 5-in-1 multi-benefit cream that now prevents sunburn!

I like that it doesn’t give me the shiny appearance that I usually get from using a sunscreen product. Instead, I get a very natural appearance that doesn’t look too “made-up.” Perfect for the days I don’t want to look like I’m wearing a lot of make-up, but also don’t want to leave the house without a little something on my face!

Find this great product in the skincare section of your local Sally Beauty!



Beyond Belief Microdelivery Acid Peel System

acidpeelIf you’re a fan of getting salon-worthy treatments at home, you need to check out the Beyond Belief Microdelivery Acid Peel System . This two-step kit uses an alpha hydroxyl acid to leave your skin looking smooth, soft, and brighter!

Don’t let the name “acid peel” scare you! There is nothing to fear! Honestly!

First, apply the mask over your face (I like to put it on my neck, too), avoiding the eye area.

Then, take the Activator serum and apply it over the mask. You’ll feel an immediate warming sensation as you apply the Activator serum, that lasts for about 30 seconds. The two products together create a very light foamy appearance.

After 2-3 minutes (yes, that’s all) simply rinse or wipe off to visibly improved looking skin.

I love the fresh-faced look I get after using this and LOVE that I can get such great results at home in minutes!


Beyond Belief CC Cream

655253 (1)I don’t know about you, but there’s something about summer that makes me want to skip my normal skincare and make-up routine. Hot weather just doesn’t work well when I feel like I have a lot of layers on my face, but I still don’t want to go completely bare-faced. So what’s a girl to do? Use Beyond Belief CC Cream!

So what is a CC Cream? It’s the next best thing since BB Creams! CC stands for Color Correct and that’s exactly what these creams do. While BB Creams act similar to a tinted moisturizer plus primer, a CC Cream adds in more skincare benefits, similar to those you would get in a serum. Its consistency is like a foundation and the coverage is similar to a light to mid-weight foundation, depending on how thick you apply.

Available in light and medium, the Beyond Belief CC Cream [Product 'SBS-655253' not found!] adds radiance, brightens, and evens skin tone. After applying, I can instantly see a nice glow on my skin! I just add a little bit of blush, mascara, and lip gloss and I’m ready to go!

Beyond Belief CC Cream is only available for a limited time, so hurry in to Sally Beauty and pick up a tube of this summertime face saver!



Beyond Belief PLUS Enhance and Enrich

Group_Shot_Beyond_Belief_ProductsThis summer Beyond Belief has some great problem-solving products coming as part of a brand new line! The Beyond Belief PLUS Enhance and Enrich line features products that target specific skin concerns and  has unique ingredients to help your skin look its best!

Look for these new items in June:

Do you feel like your skin is looking a little blah? Try the new Radiance Revitalizer – it has Probiotic Peptides to help skin appear brighter and more even. This lightweight serum goes on after cleansing and before moisturizing, and will help to reduce the signs of aging and give a more radiant looking complexion!

The Cooling Eye Balm is an oil-free balm that helps to cool and refresh the skin around the eyes, while also helping the eye area appear lifted and tightened. What’s great about this product is that it is lightweight, and can be used both over and under make-up whenever it is needed throughout the day. The convenient tube is easy to carry with you!

If you’re looking to exfoliate but don’t like harsh scrubs, the Enzyme Peel Pads are for you! Using Papain, an enzyme from papayas, these single use, saturated pads will exfoliate your skin without the harshness of a scrub! This is a great product for all skin types and improves the texture of your skin.



Beyond Belief

Clay maskLike a lot of people, I have T-Zone issues. Even though it gets shiny, I really don’t suffer from a lot of breakouts, so products for oily skin or acne are too drying for me.

I’ve heard that using a clay mask can work wonders, so I picked up two different Beyond Belief Clay Masks the last time I was at Sally Beauty – the ABH version from the Refresh & Refine line (green packaging) and the Skin Vitality version from the Lift and Firm line (pink packaging).

From the start, I could tell that these were two very different formulas, although both felt very cooling to my skin after I applied them. The ABH formula was thinner than the Lift and Firm formula, but they both spread very easily across my skin. I liked that the Lift and Firm version also hydrates, so I felt comfortable putting it on my entire face, even the drier parts. Plus, it never left that dry, pulling feeling after I rinsed it off.

The ABH version would be a great for people who suffer from acne or very oily skin. From the ingredient list, it would be great at minimizing and refining the appearance of pores.

If your skin gets oilier in the summer like mine does, now is the time to start thinking about using a clay mask 1-2 times a week. Hot weather will be here before we know it!


Beyond Belief BB Cream

Have you noticed the BB Cream craze? It’s seems like they are popping up all over!

BB Creams (the BB stands for beauty balm) have been popular in Asia for years and now are popular here in the States. These multi-tasking wonders combine skincare and cosmetics to create an all-in-one product.  Have you tried one yet?

I got a chance to try the new Beyond Belief BB Cream, which is a 5-in-1 Skin Perfector. It primes, perfects, hydrates, corrects, and conceals, which really means I don’t have to use a separate moisturizer, primer, concealer, and foundation when I use it.  I told you that BB Creams were multi-tasking wonders!

Not only does this save me so much time in the morning, but I love that I am able to get a smooth finish with only one layer of product! The Beyond Belief BB Cream comes in three shades: Light, Medium, and Medium-Dark. Each shade blends easily, so I was able to make it look even and blend with my skin tone. After applying, I just move on to applying my powder cosmetics.

Beyond Belief BB Cream will be in your local Sally Beauty store starting in March (that’s this Friday!), so be sure to try it out and let us know what you think about BB Cream!

Multi-tasking Beyond Belief

I love a product that multi-tasks, so I’m happy to share my newest Beyond Belief find – Vita C+ Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15.

This lotion helps fight the signs of skin aging, while also helping to prevent sunburn. It goes on smoothly and it’s nice to be able to put on my moisturizer and sunscreen at the same time, especially since sunscreen is a step that I usually skip.

I don’t like how greasy most sunscreens feel and that they make me look shiny throughout the day, but I haven’t had that problem with this moisturizer. Plus, I love the light citrus-y fragrance! This one is definitely getting added to my permanent skin care regimen!!

What’s your favorite multi-tasking product?

Beyond Belief Vita C+ Exfoliating Facial Scrub

A product thumbnail of Beyond Belief Vita C+ Exfoliating Facial ScrubI love the way my skin looks and feels after I use a scrub and I’m always experimenting with new ones. This time of year I’m especially faithful at exfoliating because autumn is when my first hint of winter dry skin starts to appear. Dry and flaky never looks good!

On my last trip to Sally Beauty I noticed the Beyond Belief Vita C+ Exfoliating Facial Scrub and I picked up a tube to try. I have to tell you, this has become my new favorite. I love how gentle it is! The scrubbies are fine, but are still really effective! In fact, it’s so gentle that I could use it every day and it works on all skin types.

I like that it leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft, but doesn’t feel like I’m tearing it apart, like some of the rougher scrubs do.

Most of all, I love the compliments I get about my skin looking brighter and smoother. Can a girl (or guy, for that matter) ever get too many compliments? I think not. Give it a try and see what you think!

Orly Argan Oil Cuticle Drops by ORLY
TIGI Pro Reconstructing Treatment Mask by TIGI
Queen Helene Olive Oil Masque by QUEENH
Heel To Toe Spa Cucumber Heel Treatment by HL2TOE
Beyond Belief Microdelivery Acid Peel System by BEYBEL