Showing posts with label serum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label serum. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Launch of Perfect Pearl (@Pearlworldinc) at Barneys New York (@BarneysNY) during #NYFW #PerfectPearl {Photos}

This has been an incredibly busy month and it's barely at it's midpoint! I've had the opportunity to attend a number of amazing events this month and catch some great shows during New York Fashion Week, and I'll try to get event recaps posted as soon as possible!
Last week I headed into the city earlier than usual, for a very special breakfast. A new brand of luxury skincare for both Mom AND Baby called Perfect Pearl, hit the market recently and they held a special Breakfast Launch at Fred's at Barneys New York City. The event was presented in conjunction with my favorite Social Media Dynamic Duo, The Moms!
I wanted to recap this event during Wordless Wednesday, because although this post is far from being entirely Wordless, it's super picture heavy, so I thought it would fit best as our Wordless Wednesday this week.
When we arrived at Barneys and got off the elevator to enter Fred's, we immediately heard Harp music and thought we landed in heaven! :)
Harpist plays during Perfect Pearl Breakfast Launch at Barneys New York City
Had to zoom in and get the details on the Harp!
The music set such a serene ambience, and me being 'The Official #TwitterPartyDJ' I definitely know that music really does set a mood. It was a touch I didn't expect but definitely enjoyed!
Yogurt, Granola and Fruit, Fred at Barneys in New York City for the launch of Perfect Pearl
Once we got settled in, we just had to grab one of these, and they definitely tasted as good as they looked!
Close up of table setting at Perfect Pearl Breakfast Launch at Freds at Barneys New York City
 Look how cute the tables were set up!
Had to get a close up of the Pearls! Perfect Pearl uses Pearl Powder and Pearl Extract to make their line of Luxury Skin Care for both mom and baby. Pearl Extract is one of the most expensive ingredients in Cosmetic use today, but the Pearl which has been utilized by many cultures for centuries, including Asian, Mayan, Egyptian and Indians for health purposes, to gain a youthful vitality and for beautifying the skin.

These lovely ladies came around to each table to allow everyone to sample the products!

The Maternity/Mom's Line Consists of:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Bust Serum with Pure Pearl: This one has a fresh, light texture, the Amino Acids in the pearl powder and the active ingredient, Osilift, helps promote firmness and prevent loss of elasticity, relieving skin tension and soothing breast tightness.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Nursing Comfort Cream with Pure Pearl: This was formulated for moms who have chosen to breastfeed. It consists of a blend of pearl extract and an ultra pure grade of lanolin, which not only provides relief but also protection to tender nipples and also lightens nipple darkness, this product is safe to use while breastfeeding. (and for those of you who are like me, and are not yet moms, this can also be used as an incredible hand cream or anywhere you may have dark spots!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Stretch Mark Cream with Pure Pearl: This is a more creamy and fine textured cream, it's active ingredient Sepilift DPHP, along with lanolin, organic aloe, vitamin E, shea butter and a mixture of exotic oils actively stimulates skin cells and promotes tissue regeneration which all helps to reduce the size, depth and color of stretch marks. And again for my fellow non-moms, don't think this is for moms only, anywhere you have stretch marks, tummy, arms, hips from rapid weight gain and loss, this cream is a God Send! It's not just exclusively for moms! Doesn't your skin deserve pure and natural ingredients?

The Baby Collection Consists of:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Baby Cleansing Foam For Hair and Body: This unique cleansing foam for hair and body cleansing contains their signature Pearl Extract and provitamin B12. This sulfate free cleanser is gentle for baby's hair, scalp and all over body without drying their skin. It's good for everyday use on newborns and babies with sensitive to normal skin. (and again ladies, this is equally good for your skin as well!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Baby Daily Moisture Lotion with Pure Pearl: A blend of pure pearl extract, drago-calm, grape seed and safflower oils provides immediate and lasting hydration for baby's skin, leaving a porcelain shine-free finish.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Baby Diaper Cream with Pure Pearl: Use this cream to prevent as well treat the skin irritation that is caused by urine and diaper chafing on baby's skin. It utilizes Zinc Oxide in pearl extract and is blended with shea butter and castor seed oil, it seals out wetness and softens the skin.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Baby Face Cream with Pure Pearl: Considered to be the 'ultimate face cream' it contains a luxurious level of pearl extract, oat flour, oat kernel extract and safflower oil. Perfect for the face of newborns and babies with delicate skin.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Baby Pearl Powder with Pure Pearl: This Ultra-Silky baby pearl powder contains a luxurious level of pure pearl powder and natural cornstarch to soothe and heal irritated skin. This was my standout item of the Baby Collection. I LOVE this powder. I actually like to use baby powder on my own skin, and fell in love with this powder when I applied it to my skin during the event, this one is definitely all for me! :)


Then the moms introduced us to the Founder and President of Perfect Pearl, Ying Zhou Eliason!


It was fantastic to get a behind the scenes and learn about what drove Ying to develop the line. A visit from Ying's Grandmother four years ago when Ying's first daughter was born and her grandmother brought the gift of pearl powder, which showed such incredible results on her daughter's skin that she went in search of products here in the U.S. that utilize Pearl Powder or Pearl Extracts for baby and couldn't find any, prompting her to develop her own line.

We learned from their chemist as well as an MD who is endorsing the brand that Perfect Pearl products are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, colorant and paraben free!

My Take:

As far as I'm concerned you can't really put a price on using the finest ingredients available to you to protect your skin and your baby's skin! If their launch's attention to detail is any indication of what lies ahead, this is definitely a brand to watch!

Get Social With It:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Perfect Pearl on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Pearlworldinc on Twitter

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies! Do you use any skincare products that contain Pearl Powder or Pearl Extract? If so, please share with us what you use! Also, bloggers feel free to link us to your Wordless Wednesday by leaving a comment on this post with your link. We'd love to see your photos!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, no monetary compensation has been received to share our event recap. Attendees did leave this event with gift bags and were provided breakfast, however all opinions are 100% my own! Ascending Butterfly enjoys sharing products that are family friendly.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Put a little pretty in her Holiday with @BorgheseBeauty

As we swiftly approach the holidays, figuring out what to get everyone on your list becomes mission critical as we are literally in the final hours. You want something thoughtful and useful, but how about it also being something that can transform her skin too? Something that will make her see herself in a new light as she awakens to prettier skin each day, now that my friends is a 2013 to look forward to!

Borghese Beauty literally has Christmas in the bag with really awesome beauty kits that even the most discerning on your list will absolutely love!

Here are the two I tried:

Gift Set Includes:

  • Collezione D’Oro Occhi Eye Treatment
  • Collezione D’Oro Siero Reparative Serum
  • Satin Shadow Milano Trio – Splend’Oro Green
  • Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara, Black
  • Double-sided Travel Bag
The packaging is fantastic, and I can tell you that the entire kit is phenomenal, I have been using Borghese Serum's for a long time now and I just love what they do for my skin, and with the year I have had this year, Eye Treatment is a MUST! And I love the Satin Shadow Milano Trio, all the colors are perfect and the products coming in a double sided travel bag which just makes it even more useful, it's the gift that keeps on giving. Not to mention, Mascara should be changed every 3 months and if you have sensitive eyes like mine, even more often than that, I don't know about you, but I can always use a good mascara!

Gift Set Includes:

  • Fango Ferma Firming Mud Mask for Face and Body – rehydrates and immediately firms skin (7.5 oz)
  • Insta-Firm Platinum Advanced Wrinkle Relaxer – helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines while improving skin resiliency from within (1 oz)
  • Crema Intensiva Intensive Firming Creme – hydrates, smoothes and helps skin regain its youthful looking tone and vitality (1.7 oz)
This comes packed in a beautiful logo embossed silver cosmetics case, again super useful 'wrapping' that can be re-purposed, and I love the Fango Mud Mask, I had no idea they had a firming mask, and this is definitely a re-buy! Following the mask with both the Insta-Firm Platinum Advanced Wrinkle Relaxer and the Crema Instensiva Intensive Firming Creme, leaves you with smooth, firm and baby soft skin. I can't think of a better gift than Happy Skin, can you?

Some honorable mentions I didn't get to try include the Effortlessly Extraordinary set, the Borghese Gardens Candle Coffret candle set, and the Bella Bacio Lip Gloss set!

Get Social:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Borghese on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @BorgheseBeauty on Twitter

My Take:

Borghese is a always a great beauty bet, it's like bringing a high end spa home with you. You get to pamper your skin in the comfort of your own home with the same high quality products you'd experience in a spa. While the kits I got to try are $79 and $75 respectively, they are worth every penny, they are beautifully packaged and the products are fantastic. My mom was the one who introduced me to Borghese many years ago, and it's a brand I constantly find myself coming back to because I love the efficacy of the products. I do see a difference in my skin when I use it, and I certainly see the difference when I stop using it!

We weren't able to squeeze in a giveaway with enough time to get fulfilled by the holidays so we invited Borghese to come back and do something fun with us in the New Year. But in the meantime, I wanted to get these kits on your radar, whether you are hitting the department stores for some last minute shopping, or just thinking about a treat for yourself after playing Santa for everyone else, these beauty kits are a great choice!

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FTC Disclosure: Borghese supplied the Tuscan Treasures and ReaFIRMing Beauty kits for editorial consideration and for the purpose of facilitating this review, all opinions expressed however are 100% my own.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Keep your Skin Hydrated this Summer with Borghese - Review and Giveaway! 2 winners! Ends 08/02

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Borghese! We look forward to working with you again! The winner has been notified and upon confirmation, follower name will be posted both here and on our homepage. Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Just like we get thirsty in the heat, so does our skin! The heat and humidity of summer time is no excuse to let you skincare slide.

While I know the last thing anyone wants to do in the heat is wear makeup, your skin still requires hydration, both from within and without! If you normally drink 8 glasses of water per day, up it in the summer to keep your body and skin hydrated!

The secret is to use products that do not clog your pores, clogged pores will trap oil and dirt, and make you feel even 'stickier' in the heat which is the last thing you want.

Product Recos for your skin + hair?, so glad you asked!

Acqua Ristorativo

What it does:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Helps preserve the most important characteristics of youthful healthy- looking skin including helping skin feel supple and toned.

What it contains:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Acqua di Vita Complex to hydrate and energize skin

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Two varieties of seaweed (Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract and Hydrolyzed Corallina Officinalis Extract) plus Watermelon Extract to protect skin against the damage of UV radiation

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Pro-Vitamin B5 to help skin retain its natural moisture

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Pro-Vitamin B5 to help skin retain its natural moisture

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Dermatologist Tested. Allergy Tested. Suitable for all skin types.

Crema Ristorativo-24 Continuous Hydration Moisturizer

What it does:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Uses Moist 24™, a botanical moisturizing agent, to moisturize the upper layers of the skin for 24 hours.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Helps protect skin’s DNA from external influences using a Bio-Nymph Peptide complex.
What it contains:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Acqua di Vita Complex to hydrate and energize skin.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, to help skin retain its natural moisture.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Two varieties of seaweed (Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract and Hydrolyzed Corallina Officinalis Extract) plus Watermelon Extract to protect skin against the damage of UV radiation

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷDermatologist Tested. Allergy Tested. Suitable for all skin types.

Shampoo Purificante - Cleansing Treatment for Hair and Scalp

What it is:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - A botanically enriched shampoo that cleanses hair as it moisturizes the scalp. Contains a body building formula for greater volume, substance and thickness.

What it does:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Herbal Formula - Stimulates and nourishes as it cleans.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Acqua di Vita® Complex - Rejuvenates with mineral waters.

Ristorativo Di Vita - Conditioning Treatment for Hair and Scalp

What it is:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - A lightweight botanically enriched infusion that conditions the hair and scalp. Restore hair's smoothness, add volume and revitalize scalp to restore a healthy, soft feeling. Soothing Thyme re-texturizes dry, damaged hair. When used with Shampoo Purificante, the result is "Bella Capelli!" (which means beautiful hair in Italian)

What it does:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Herbs and Botanicals - Revitalize and soothe both hair and scalp.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Acqua di Vita® Complex - Rejuvenates with mineral waters.

My Take

I have been using Borghese Skin Care Products for quite awhile now. And even introduced friends and family to the line. It all started with a facial I received at their skin care counter in a local department store, I bought pretty much one of everything, so I knew before going into this review that I would more than likely love the products, but I had never tried their haircare before so that was the most pleasant surprise!

My hair has been an extra pain this summer, entirely unruly and super frizzy and while I am still going to require chopping quite a bit off sometime VERY soon, the Shampoo Purificante and Ristorativo Di Vita Conditioner has helped me postpone that much needed haircut!

I love both the Acqua Ristorativo Serum as well as the Crema Ristorativo-24 Continuous Hydration Moisturizer, and I've been using both daily. The one, two punch to my skin has been very noticeable, my skin is much brighter, evenly hydrated and I find my makeup goes on much smoother. I have pretty much made the full switch to powder foundation, but one thing I that has always bothered me about the powder foundation, is that it can exaggerate any dry patches on your face, I've been able to skip primer using this serum and I use the continuous hydration mouisturizer mostly at night. I have seen a reduction in fine lines, a much more overall brightness and luminosity to my skin to the point where if I skip any makeup I don't feel guilty that day. (Although I will never give up my signature lips - which is a secret custom color combo I will NEVER share!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Borghese have a very special surprise for 2 lucky winners! 1 winner will get the Crema Ristorativo-24 Continuous Hydration Moisturizer and the other will get the Acqua Ristorativo Hydrating Concentrate!

Don't you just ♥ Borghese? I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2)MANDATORY-Visit Borghese and post the URL Link of any other product that catches your eye EXCEPT the reviewed products above! (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes. One entry per Household, see Ascending Butterfly Giveaway Rules and Disclosure Policy HERE.

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the product and the sponsor are my own experiences. I was provided product to facilitate the review and giveaway. The sponsors are fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the products. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.