Showing posts with label #Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Beauty. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bellinis with Princess Amanda Borghese and Prince Scipione "Skip" Borghese! @PerlierUSA Press Preview in New York City! #Beauty #PerlierOnHSN

This is an event recap, NOT a sponsored post!

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Bellinis with a Princess and Prince? Yep, just a typical Wednesday afternoon in New York City! In early June I had the opportunity to attend the Perlier Press Preview in New York City and got the opportunity to play with not only summer 2013 products, but we also got the chance to find out about some fun gift sets for holidays as well an idea of what to expect in 2014, there are some collections I am really, really looking forward to.

Scipione 'Skip' Borghese, Amanda Borghese
Left: Scipione 'Skip' Borghese and Right: Amanda Borghese

While all the products we got to play with were fantastic the one thing that really stands out is the amazing conversation I had with Amanda Borghese! We spoke about so many different topics (incredibly varied not just beauty), but it was a conversation that was just so motivational and upbeat, I left feeling very inspired! And as fun as a week filled with back-to-back events may seem to some, those who do it day in and day out understand just how draining they really can be. It's been such a long time that I left an event with MORE energy when I left it, than when I entered.

Some of the stuff I previewed I can't quite talk about yet, but be sure they will be covered in more detail once they are closer to launch!

You may remember I posted a review of the Perlier Travel and Body Cream Travel Kit sold on HSN (you can click HERE to see that review post) that I received as a member of ifabbo's 'shop' program, and it's the awesome folks at team ifabbo who referred me to this event so I definitely have to give them a shout out and thanks!

The mother and son dynamic duo are just as warm and welcoming in person as they come across on HSN. I was immediately welcomed by Skip who offered me the signature cocktail for this event, a Bellini, and shortly after I found out why this was the signature cocktail, I was led to a table that had Perlier's Bellini products including the Bellini Sorbet Soothing Gel for Legs & Feet, the Perlier Bellini Sorbet Body Cream, and the Perlier Bellini Sorbet Hand Cream!

Of course I had to add my Bellini to the Vignette and snap a picture of them together:

Perlier Bellini Sorbet Soothing Gel for Legs & Feet, Perlier Bellini Sorbet Body Cream, Perlier Bellini Sorbet Hand Cream, Bellini Cocktail
Perlier's Bellini Bodycare Products and my Bellini Cocktail! :-)

Nothing says refreshing and summer like Italian Ice Sorbets right? and Perlier has created a fun and refreshing bath and skincare line for summer with this theme. In addition to the Bellini products they also offer the Perlier Coconut Sorbet system, the Perlier Wild Berries Sorbet products (these were in my gift bag), and the Perlier Lemon Sorbet Bath and Body Collection. 

Perlier Lemon Sorbet Refreshing Ice Granita

Perlier Lemon Sorbet Refreshing Ice Granita

And then it was on to an 'interactive' bodycare experience!

Prince Scipione 'Skip' Borghese applies the Perlier Lemon Sorbet Refreshing Ice Granita to Ascending Butterfly's hand
Prince Scipione 'Skip' Borghese applies the Perlier Lemon Sorbet Refreshing Ice Granita to Ascending Butterfly's hand

I didn't expect this to actually 'crackle' on my skin and I think you can tell by the shock on my face as Skip put this on my hand for me to experience that this actually 'crackles', but it's not hot, it's actually really refreshing on the skin. Use it during the day for a burst of energy and in the evenings to remove the tiredness and heat of these hot summer days!

Baggu 'Duck Bag' in color 'Sailor Stripe'
Baggu 'Duck Bag' in color 'Sailor Stripe'

My Take:

I have to say that with quality ingredients and fun packaging I haven't met a Perlier Product I didn't like, and if the event and detail that went into it wasn't enough, our gift bags were incredibly thoughtful as well, they were housed in a Baggu 'Duck Bag' 'Sailor Stripe' Tote, which means the bag is eco-friendly and re-useable, and with the fun navy stripes just so perfect for summer! There were products from the Sorbet Line included (I got Wild Berries which smells great!) and there were some products I can't talk about yet, but they are also super fab and I can't wait to provide full product reviews on those too!

I didn't get any photos with Amanda (we were so busy talking I forgot to take any!) but I did get one with Skip:

The Borghese Family couldn't be more welcoming, and team Perlier put together a very nice Press Preview Day. I love the idea behind the Sorbet line and since they contain Milk Proteins, I can tell you I found them very soothing after getting a really bad sunburn! (My first ever sunburn in my entire life in fact!). I'll be enjoying Italian Sorbets this summer, from Perlier that is!

What is your favorite Perlier Product Butterfly?

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a Sponsored Post, no compensation has been received to share our event recap coverage. Gift Bags were given to attendees, however all opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

{#Beauty Review} My daytime/night-time #skincare one-two punch! @PURattitude + #RadiantwithAVEENO #SleepoverInfluenster

I've been using a skincare regimen that's been really showing positive results for me and I just had to share it with you!

I'm a big fan of serums and have been using PUR Attitude's 'Fountain of Youth' Serum during the day and in the evening after removing makeup I have been using Aveeno's Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream and  I can tell you this combination has been a major one/two punch for my skin, they have been doing so much for my skin that even family and friends have noticed a difference, and what I love is how quickly I noticed the difference using them.

PUR Attitude Fountain of Youth Serum
PUR Attitude Fountain of Youth Serum

By Day: About PUR Attitude 'Fountain of Youth Serum':

This non-toxic, anti-aging serum combines peptide science with an exclusive blend of Hyaluronix technology to visibly increase the collagen and elastin matrix for firmer skin and less visible wrinkles. It's dubbed as a Botox alternative and much like the Fountain of Youth of Lore, is said to be able to 'turn back the hands of time'!

Dramatic Results Include:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - a 754% Increase in skin oxygenation
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - a 128% Boost in collagen
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - a 90% Increase in skin hydration
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - an 85% Increase in cell renewal
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - a 56% Reduction in the appearance of wrinkles

A 1 fl oz bottle is equal to a 6 to 8 week supply! (I am so happy I got a chance to meet the team behind this fantastic brand at Beauty Press Spotlight Day last year, you can see our original coverage of it HERE)

Aveeno Active Naturals Intensive Night Cream

Aveeno Active Naturals Intensive Night Cream + Sleep Mask in Influenster Box!

By Night: About AVEENO Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Brightens and evens skin tone
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Reduces skin dullness and improves luminosity
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Helps banish Brown Spots
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  Proven concentration of Active Naturals Total Soy Complex boosted with tone-evening vitamin B3

My Take:

I normally like to let each product have it's own day in the sun and feature them seperately, but because they have worked so well for me using them daily in tandem, I had to share them with you together. The day serum isn't cheap at $90 for the 1 fl oz, but for me price isn't nearly as important as efficacy is. This product works, and I noticed a difference immediately, and on the few days that I don't use it, I notice it and that says alot because I'm using quality cosmetics. So if on a day I don't use the serum I can still notice a difference made up, then that's proof in the pudding it's doing what it says it does! What I love is that a very little goes a long way with this. My skin is oil/acne prone and this did not clog my pores and just makes my skin feel incredible and the firming properties are really noticeable!

As you guys know I have been testing Aveeno Active Naturals before receiving this wonderful bundle of love from Influenster (which included a sleep mask, how cute is that?), you can read HERE for our previous coverage of the line, but I can tell you that despite using such a phenomenal serum by day, after I wash off my makeup when I go to put my Aveeno Active Naturals Intensive Night Cream on, my skin literally drinks it in! I love the scent and even make sure to put it on my neck and decolletage at night too! It makes my face feel softer and smoother and in a very short time I noticed a difference in brown spots and my skin's luminosity. I have a lot of brown spots and acne scars which I normally cover up with makeup if I get enough time before running out the door in the morning. With  this night cream I actually feel like I'm addressing the problem in a way that makes a more permanent difference than makeup can alone. And at $16.99 for the 17 oz jar this one is definitely a steal!

These are both working very well as a skin 'tag team' of sorts! And considering my skin is oily/acne prone, I love that neither one clog my pores, nor do they make my skin feel greasy in any way. On days where time is crazy and I forget to use either one I do see a difference and it's a great reminder to stick to this effective skin care routine!

Have you tried Fountain of Youth/PUR Attitude or Aveeno Products? Share Your Experiences with us. What is your daily skincare ritual Butterfly?

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FTC Disclosure: Ascending Butterfly was provided product samples of both products for editorial consideration, however all opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. We share products that we feel will benefit our readers and blog using all Ethical Blogger Standards and Guidelines. You can also check out our Full Disclosure Policy for more information.