Via Buff Exfoliators for Body and Face

I was sent the Via Buff Exfoliators for Body and Face to review, well I must say I do like them.  The have 4 different levels of exfoliation for different skin types and issues.
The sponges come in 4 different colors Purple for Oily Skin Level 1, Green for Normal Skin Level 2, Pink for Dry Skin Level 3, and White for Very Dry Skin Level 4

Via BuffThese sponges are different than the nylon ones found in most bath stores. The Via Buff Sponges are more dense and you use less product in them. They lather well and rinse clean.  According to their website Via Buff

 

 

 

 

 

Via Buff has 2 sizes of sponges one for the body and one for the face. My favorite is the one for the face. I am always telling people to exfoliate your skin. Well this makes it easy. You do not have to worry about chemicals, things in the exfoliating product that will tear your skin. With the Via Buff Facial Sponge you can do it daily or a few times a week, depending on your skin.  I use the Green one mostly and find it work very well.  I do like the body ones also, they do a good job of making the skin feel smoothwithout being too harsh.
They have a handle for reaching those hard to reach places. That is next on my list to get!!

The Via Buff Sponges do not use a lot of produce, they lather up really well.

All in all these are a good product, my only thing is I wish it had a loop on the bigger one so I can hang it to dry.

You can find these sponges at https://www.viabuff.com

There is a lot of great information on the site about them and how they work.

Would I buy them again yes I would especially the facial ones.

 

Over 60 and Fabulous!!

Since I am older than mummy dust, we are going to be doing posts about being Over 60 and fabulous.  We are going to start with skin care.  Most mature women do not look like their mothers or grandmothers did at their age. We take better care of ourselves and it shows!
Mature Women

Most women in general, but particularly over 60 are concerned about the onset of an ‘aging’ and want to have “younger-looking” skin to match. Since we are bombarded with having to be this young thing  and all the photoshopped pictures that are not real.  Us Over 60 ladies are never going to have that taut, flawless, pore less, even toned skin back. So we need to concentrate on having the best looking skin we can achieve.  Any routine you choose you HAVE to continue  doing it. It is not just  1 day I will do it then not do it again for a week, it has to be a daily routine.

Don’t Try to Look “Younger” it generally makes you older. Let’s try to look the best we can
we lived life and should be proud of that!

Stay out of the Sun
Sun damage is one of the leading causes of wrinkled, spotted skin. Try to limit your sun exposure, wear hats and use sunblock. A lot of sun damage doesn’t become fully apparent until later in life.  Using sunblock and avoiding excessive sun can also reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Wash Your Face Before Sleep
Dry skin is one of the most common challenges for women over 60, because people’s skin tends to become drier as we lose oil glands when we get older. Do not use soap, as soap will pull away the natural oils from your skin.  Use a cream cleanser, oil cleanser, nothing to harsh. Toner after washing and then use a serum and moisturizer to but back moisture in the skin. Exfoliation helps our skin also, skin we do not shed dead skin as fast as out younger counterparts. Again with exfoliation, nothing harsh. Getting facials from a professional helps also.

Mature Women

When you are over 60, you must, must moisturize daily, always use  moisturizer, serum whatever works for you and above all sunblock.

Stop Smoking, aside from all the other health benefits of giving up smoking, if you are a smoker, you probably have more wrinkles than other people your same age who do not smoke.

There are so many products in the market, you need to find what works for you be it high end, natural oils, drug store brands, indie brands. Yes we carry skin care that we love and use!!

Fusion of Color Skin Care!

Mature Women

Micellar Water

Micellar Water

Make-up artists and models have used Micellar Water for decades. Now the secret’s out and Micellar Water is incredibly popular with students, moms, adventurers and entrepreneurs– anyone who needs a little short cut in their skin care routine or doesn’t have water handy when they need it

What is Micellar Water?
Micellar Water contains micelles. These little ball shaped molecules have lipophilic ends that cling to dirt and oil and hydrophilic ends that cling to water.

How does it work?
When a cotton pad is dampened with Micellar Water, the water loving ends cling to the cotton and the oil and dirt loving ends stick out from the pad waiting to cling to dirt and oil. When you wipe the Micellar Water dampened cotton pad across your face, the dirt and oil loving ends do their job by removing dirt and oil from your face leaving you with clean, fresh skin.

Part of Micellar Water’s effectiveness is in the application. Pour the Micellar Water on a cotton pad. This takes advantage of Cotton’s hydrophilic properties. The hydrophilic heads are attracted to the cotton, leaving the hydrophobic tails sticking up to trap oil, and dirt, including makeup, mascara and sebum. When applied to skin Micellar Water and cotton pads cleanse the skin by acting like a magnet, attracting and entrapping impurities without harsh rubbing or scraping.

Micellar Water can be used in place of your cleanser and toner,  we think a spritz or a cotton pad dampened with our Classic Toner or Prestige Toner can be a great addition, especially on hot, humid days when you’re feeling sticky. We like it for touching up mascara misses and for cleaning your face after being out shopping, after a run or any outdoor activity,  anywhere you want to get your face clean when there’s no water around. Fusion of Color also recommends get a smaller bottle and keep it in your desk at work or in your purse, in case you decide to go out after work.

Micellar Water’s ingredients are quite simple: Deionized Water, Witch Hazel, Water, Alcohol, Glycerin, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides [MCT Oil], Lecithin, Decyl Glucoside. That’s it! No harsh chemicals to irritate sensitive skin.

Find it at   http://www.fusionofcolor.net/Perfect-canvas-Micellar-Water/

Nail Butter – Nail Treatment

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I was excited to receive the Nail Butter to review, since I have dry cuticles and nails.  I received the new Lemon Grass Scent. I love the scent, makes me want to use it more often.  The sites says to use apply a small amount to each of your nail beds and massage with an upward motion for 30 seconds. For best results be sure to apply Nail Butter twice daily for 30 days, then once a day thereafter.  So I followed the instructions  and after the first day or two I can see my nails looked much better, they looked more moisturized and my cuticles looked softer, not rough anymore.  I have been using it on my toes also and they are looking better!! You can also use this over your nail polish.  You only need to put a  tiny bit on each nail to get results.

According to their website ” A revitalizing spot treatment that can be used to soften and fortify every type of skin, Nail Butter is a pure, all-natural recipe of essential oils and lanolin that can be used on fingernails, cuticles, toenails, heels, knees, elbows, and even feet! 100% natural, Nail Butter is used to strengthen and rejuvenate nails by enhancing growth and maintaining optimal moisture levels for your nails and skin. No cover-ups here! Nail Butter treats your nails!”    I think it does what it says it does, so if you were on the fence about this product don’t be, your nails will be happy you tried it.


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Would I buy Nail Butter again, YES! The Nail Butter is a great product that actual works.

These products can be found at http://www.nailbutter.com

Complementary COLORS for your eyes

Complementary Colors in makeup will make your eyes pop! All colors can evoke certain emotions or feelings and can be used as a form of self expression, especially with cosmetics. Although there are a dizzying array of eye shadow colors that can be customized, choose one that will complement the color of your eyes. Wearing a shadow color that is opposite (complementary) of your eye color will make your eyes pop. If you do not have a color wheel on hand, here is a quick tip list.

GREEN EYES:
Plums, violets and various shades of purple will really make
green eyes stand out. Sepia, rust, copper and deep green are also
complementary. Avoid silver, blues, whites and pastels as they can make eyes
look washed out.

BROWN EYES:

Brown eyes are the easiest to complement as they look great in
all shades of bright colors. Teal, green, purple and pink will really make them pop, as well as bronze, peach, green, and navy.

HAZEL EYES:

Gray, burgundy and deep purple best complement hazel eyes
and will bring out the gold flecks in hazel eyes. A bright green will enhance
the green flecks in hazel eyes.

BLUE EYES:

Since blue is naturally cool, warm shades of gold, bronze, copper,
terra cotta, peach or light orange are the best complimentary colors to
make blue eyes pop. Browns with purple, slate and silvery blue are cooler
colors that are complementary and will also enhance blue eyes.

Come and find your perfect color at Fusion of Color Cosmetics!

Vegan Lipstick

For all you Ladies that want Vegan makeup. We have finally made a Vegan Lipstick. They are creamy, long lasting and GORGEOUS!!!!!! We have 2 shades right now, but any of our lipstick shades can be made in the VEGAN base. We will be bring our lip glosses in the near further.   Our 2 new shades are Choco Berry, which is a beautiful berry/brown shade.

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Choco Berry Vegan Lipstick

 

The other is our Nude color that we made in our traditional lipstick. Great everyday color for those who do not want to wear a lot of color.

 

Nude VEGAN Liptick 7-14-14

Nude Vegan Lipstick

Ingredients:  Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, 
Organic, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Lonicera Japonica ( Japanese Honeysuckle), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle Flower  Extract), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Octyl Methoxycinnimate, Flavor
May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide, Tin Dioxide, Silica,Manganese Violet D&C Red 7 Ca Lake, D&C Red 6 Al Lake, D&C Red 27 Al Lake, D&C Red 21 Al Lake, D&C Red 33 Al Lake, D&C Red 7 Al Lake, D&C Red 30 Al Lake, D&C Red 36 Al Lake, D&C Orange 5 Lake, Al Yellow 5 Al Lake, D&C Yellow 6 Al Lake, D&C Blue 1 Al Lake,

Mineral Makeup The Trend Continues

What is a Mineral?„

Webster’s dictionary defines a mineral as:
“A naturally occurring substance formed through a geologic process.”

Properties of a Mineral:
All minerals are found in the form of a solid
All minerals have a crystalline structure

The Mineral Trend
The root of the Mineral Trend is the concept of Natural Beauty.
Natural Beauty is synonymous with fresh and healthy looking skin
without the help of heavy make-up or even surgery

Claims made for mineral make-up have included delivering nutrients to skin, providing natural sun protection, delivering long-lasting coverage and being suitable for use on sensitive skin. To help protect skin from the visible signs of premature aging.

Most mineral make-up is in the form of loose powders.
Mineral makeup bridges the gap between glamour and natural by extending lines to include eye shadow, blush, and lipstick.
Claim to nurture the skin, while light diffusing properties add dramatic shine and color.