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For people who battle oily skin, blotting papers are a daily necessity, and Boscia’s are among the best. They’re made from 100% natural leaf fibers and are made without parabens, sulfates and phthalates. Boscia’s latest, special edition, Pink Peppermint Blotting Linens are packed with peppermint for an invigorating scent experience all while keeping oil from building up on skin.

You can get Boscia Pink Peppermint Blotting Linens for $5 at

L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator

Last week we introduced you to L’Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator, one of the newest multi-tasking creams aimed at improving the appearance of skin for a flawless look. After spending a couple of weeks using this product daily, I can honestly say Youth Code BB Cream delivers. At the risk of sounding overly enthusiastic, I might go so far as to say the cream is magic in a tube.

Over the years, I’ve tried many tinted moisturizers and, more recently, BB creams, so I was expecting more of the same from this product. After applying a pea-sized amount of the product, I was amazed at how even my skin looked with absolutely no sign of redness. Incredibly, my skin looked flawless and so natural with virtually no tell-tale signs of any product on my skin whatsoever. Did I mention this cream is magic?

Since first trying Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator, I have been using the product daily in place of my usual tinted moisturizer, and every day I marvel at how this cream can make my skin look so beautiful. I’m thrilled to add this to my list of must-use beauty products!

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Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator instantly evens, illuminates, perfects, moisturizes, and protects skin. In one week, tone and texture are improved and skin is healthier looking.


Over the years, I’ve tried various anti-aging creams and serums — after all, it’s never too early to start action against the signs of aging. What I’ve never tried, however, is a complete anti-aging system that targets aging using products that work together for an even more effective regime. Enter L’Oreal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power Collection, an anti-aging system that includes three products working together to repair wrinkles, re-firm contours and replenish facial volume.

The three products included in the system are:

  • Triple Power Concentrated Serum that claims to smooth skin and improve skin tone in 1 week and visibly reduce wrinkles in 4 weeks.
  • Triple Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer stimulates collagen production to increase elasticity, making skin look younger, firmer and lifted.
  • Triple Power Eye Treatment to reduce wrinkles and firm and lift the eye area.

In the past few years, I’ve noticed that my smile lines have become more pronounced and a loss of firmness in the skin around my eyes, so anti-aging treatments have become a priority for me. Over the next month, I will be testing out this system and sharing the results each week, so stay tuned!

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L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift introduces Triple Power - three anti-aging skincare products designed to help fight the 3 dimensions of aging. When just fighting wrinkles isn’t enough, you need to go beyond a one-dimensional approach to restore skin’s youthful look. Challenge this approach with a powerful and luxurious cream (Triple Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer) that visibly addresses the three dimensions of aging skin: wrinkles, loss of facial volume and loss of firmness. The RevitaLift Triple Power collection also includes a Concentrated Serum and an Eye Treatment.


BB Creams (“beauty balms” or “blemish balms”) are without a doubt this year’s most buzzed about cosmetic trend. Though properties of the various creams differ, they all promise one thing: multiple benefits in a single formula. These incredible multi-taskers combine several products into one, allowing women to simplify their skincare and makeup routines. Brilliant, right?

The great news is, you don’t have to spend a fortune on a luxury department store brand now that drugstore brands are getting into the BB game — and with winning results! L’Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator ($16.99) is one of the newest to enter the market, making it super-easy for anyone to get glowy, flawless skin.

Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator combines 5 benefits into a single step: it instantly evens, illuminates, perfects, moisturizes and protects with built-in SPF 15. Even better, the product promises to improve your skin with continued use, offering better tone, texture and a healthier overall appearance.

Already getting rave reviews, we’re looking forward to testing out this miracle cream first hand. Keep an eye on this column and we’ll post our results in a few weeks!

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Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator instantly evens, illuminates, perfects, moisturizes, and protects skin. In one week, tone and texture are improved and skin is healthier looking.

Summer is just around the corner, but some of us are still working on our tans. Thankfully you can easily take your skin from pale to glowing with the swipe of a brush and one of these amazing bronzers.

Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights Bronzer
Packed in the cute, circular packaging are five shades of bronzing powder that mix to create the perfect golden glow. Simply swipe or swirl your brush across the disc and apply to cheeks (for a natural-looking glow also do a swipe across your forehead and nose).
Get yours for $30 at

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer
Generally I find the multi-shade formulas (like the one above and below) to provide the most effective bronzing, but the Hoola’s perfect golden shade does the trick very nicely. Plus it comes with its own applicator brush!
Get yours for $28 at

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick - Bronze
This is probably my favorite bronzer of all time. It goes on perfectly every time and always looks natural. I also love the pearly sheen it gives my cheeks.
Get yours for $39 at

Hello Kitty Bronzer
Hello Kitty may be the new kid on the beauty block, but she’s certainly got her head in the game. This bronzer is a great color and I simply cannot resist the super-cute packaging.
Get yours for $28 at

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